Paros Travel Summary

Paros Greece is one of the most popular Greek Island with dramatic cliffs, whitewashed houses, blue domed chapels, turquoise beaches and cliff-top villages.

The Paros Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Paros:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful island;
  2. What to See;

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful island

Boasting a beautiful landscape and 120km of coastline, miles of golden sand, mountains and cliff-top villages Paros delivers for beach relaxation and culture vultures.   Paros is famous for its white marble drawn from the island’s interior which made the island prosperous.

Parikia is the capital of Paros, 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 Parikia.   Parikia is famed for its huge windmill, which stands guard over the town and the ruins of the Kastro Fortress a 13th-century Venetian castle adds an Italian touch to the island’s history.  The charming old town is traffic-free and lined with traditional bar, cafes and tavernas.

Lefkas is a charming medieval town mountain village nestled in the mountains characterised by whitewashed houses and blue doors with wonderful views across the sea towards Naxos.  The temple of the Agia Triada is the most famous sight in Lefkas.

2. What to See

Parikia

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The charming old town is filled with atmospheric bar, cafes and tavernas
  • There’s a few great sights to see in Parikia including the Venetian castle, the church of Agios Constantinos (St. Constantine), the hill of Agia Anna (St. Anna) with its two mills, which are a trademark of Paros
  • You will be spoilt for choice for inviting beaches. Try out Livadia, Krios, Agios Fokas, Delfini and Parasporos
  • Check out the Kastro which was built in 1260 by the Venetian Duke of Naxos. It was built on the remains of a Temple dedicated to Athena, using stones from the other ancient buildings in Paros

Naoussa

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Naoussa is a small fishing village and one of the most picturesque villages in the Cyclades
  • The village is characterised by whitewashed architecture and quaint stone-paved streets and lovely beaches
  • Check out the Church of Agios Antonios, Naoussa Byzantine Museum, Paros Moraitis Wine Museum, Paros Park and the Venetian Fortress

 

Lefkas

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Lefkas is a charming medieval town mountain village nestled in the mountains characterised by whitewashed houses and blue doors with wonderful views across the sea towards Naxos
  • Check out the church of Panagias Ypapantis and the monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos

 

Day Trips to other islands

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Jump on one of the ferries for a day trip to one of the islands including Antiparos – half an hour away (Tom Hanks has a holiday home there)
  • Further afield you can catch a ferry up to Mykonos (1 hour) or Santorini (3 hours) away

 

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