Island of Paros
Standing at the heart of the Cyclades, this majestic Cycladic Island that is one of the most popular of the islands will treat you to her beauty embedded in a homely atmosphere, culture, crystal clear waters, numerous historical interests, olive groves, endless vineyards and magnificent rock formations.
The island offers the perfect sailing holiday for those looking for a private experience. Though a less popular destination compared to Mykonos, this island comes packed with all the features, you would expect from a Cycladic Island. The island is filled with charming villages characterised by their unique traditional Cycladic styles. The fashionable streets are home to glowing white houses decorated with pretty balconies and arches.
Paris is also home to the world’s finest marble qualities with its signature white marble production. A visit to this island is not complete until you visit the Ekatodapilini church. This historical finding is the island’s long-standing famous heritage and has a very interesting legend to its formation.
Top activities and sightseeing destinations in Paros
- The port and Old town of Naoussa
While in Paros, ensure you visit the Old town of Naoussa. The town is characterized by white-washed cobblestone alleys that open up to its majestic port. The town is Paros’ trademark of local architecture and identity. The streets, which are always peaceful in the morning often comes to life at night. Feel free to sit on one of the restaurants or bars and watch the people as you enjoy an island vibe.
- Water sports
Paros holds a long tradition as the ideal island for water sports. For example, Paros has been the host of the Windsurfing World Championship for the longest time and still attracts other competitions. Engage in water sports such as scuba diving, jetskiing, waterskiing, kiteboarding and surfing among others.
- Breakfast or Cocktails at Sousouro
Sousouro is a café-bar in Naoussa that has very reputable cocktails and tasty breakfasts. The cafe, located at the corner of two alleys uses power foods and fresh fruits to create tasty organic foods and feel-good shakes and smoothies.
- The boat ride from Naoussa to Kolymbithres
Of all the beaches found in Paros, Kolymbithres is most famous due to the unique geology formed by the granite rock formations. While you can get to the beach through land transportation means, the boat ride is more fun and definitely worth it with spectacular views.
Enjoy sensational traditional cuisines done with a modern spin across the numerous Tavernas in Paros
- Fried Cheese (Saganaki)
This pan-fried cheese plate dressed with honey on top is a very popular meal among cheese lovers. With an appearance in almost every restaurant, feel free to pop in one of the many in Paros and treat yourself to this wonderful gastronomical experience.
Don’t leave Paros until you have tried the octopus, especially the grilled one. This meal is worth the reputation and hype it receives. This perfectly prepared octopus is chewy and tender to the right degree and is a must-eat item when in Paros.
- Baked chickpeas (Revithia sto fourno)
Are you looking to keep healthy while on your sailing trip in Paros, try the Revithia Sto Fourno. The backed beans are baked in clay pots with a pinch of onions and rosemary then spread on toasted bread. You will find this very yummy!
- Roasted mackerel (Gouna)
A popular choice among seafood lovers, the mackerel is filled with herbs and grilled to give you one of the best tastes you will ever come across. Look for a small fish tavern in the streets of Paros and prepare to go to fish food heaven.
|Anchorages in Paros||Beaches in Paros|
|Voutakos Anchorage||Chrissi Akti|
|Krotiri Anchorage||Agios Niolaos Alikis|