Unrivalled natural beauty, beaches with crystal clear
waters, unrivalled Byzantine footpaths connecting
traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes make
Páros, located at the heart of the Cyclades, one of the
best loved holiday destinations in Greece.
Parikía (Parikiá), the capital of Páros, is a beautiful
Cycladic village with whitewashed cubic houses and
impressive neoclassical mansions. A well preserved 13th
century Venetian castle stands proudly on a hill at the
centre of the village offering an amazing view of
Parikía. In the capital you can also admire an important
ecclesiastical monument, the 6th century church of
Panayia Ekatontapyliani, also called Katapoliani. The
name “Ekatontapylianí” means the church with 100 gates
(“Ekató Pýles” in Greek), one of which is a secret one!
Don’t miss the chance to visit the baptistery (4th
century AD), one of the best preserved baptisteries in
the Orthodox East, and the Byzantine Museum. The Parikía
Byzantine Museum is housed on the ground floor of the
church. Its exhibits include icons, wood-carved
iconostases and other heirlooms from various monasteries
and churches on the island.
The Archaeological Museum displays exhibits from the
island’s monuments (such as the Sanctuary of Asklipios
and Pythios Apollonas, Delion etc.), including part of
the "Parian Chronicle”, a chronological table of the 3rd
century BC with references to important events and
personalities of antiquity.
Wander through beautiful traditional villages like
Náoussa, a colorful village, where the ruins of a
Venetian fortress stand at the entrance to its small
harbor. Léfkes is located at the highest point of Páros
and enjoys stunning views of the island. The Museum of
Aegean Folk Culture at Léfkes offers a tour of the
culture of the Archipelago; discover the Aegean world
through its exhibits, which include pieces related to
the architecture, traditional trades and geology of the
The sun-drenched beaches, like Chrissí Aktí, Santa Maria
and Poúnda, welcome sun-loving visitors who want to
enjoy the crystal clear sea, the sun or even their
favourite water sports. Every year Chrissí Aktí is the
venue for the Windsurfing World Championship. On the sea
bed at Alykí beach, to the southwest, you can explore
the ruins of an ancient town!
You can live experience an exhilarating touring all
around the coast of the island by canoe or kayak! Enjoy
the unusual natural landscape with impressive white rock
formations on Kolymbíthres beach. The beach of Kalóyeros,
surrounded by red and green clay rocks offers a really
effective spa for free! Cover your body with clay and
let it dry in the sun; after a while rinse yourself in
the sea and your body will feel softer than ever!
Extra tip: Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the small
islet of Antíparos, lying southwest of Paros, which can
easily be reached from Poúnda or Parikiá by boat. The
Hora (Main Town) of Antíparos is built around a 15th
century Venetian castle. The stone paved streets, the
whitewashed alleys, the houses decorated with thriving
pink and purple bougainvilleas and the central square in
the shade of eucalyptus trees create an enchanting
boats can travel from Paros to Antiparos and any other
island or beautiful beach you want. You can travel to
the Aegean Sea and feel its aura, you can hear the
waves’ whispers telling you tales about the pirates.
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