Located in the heart of the Cyclades Islands. Paros island is the third-largest island of the complex. Third in popularity after Mykonos and Santorini, Paros is considered one of the most beautiful islands of Greece with very exquisite beaches and interesting architecture. Easily accessible by ferry or by plane from Athens and from other islands, Paros is preferred by both families and young people.

The capital and main harbor of the island is Parikia. Is found on the western side of the island and has 4,500 permanent inhabitants, where most facilities and our main office can be found.

In Parikia you can follow the small paths and you will discover the old churches, the small shops and the houses in blue and white.

Parikia is today one of the most popular and busiest spot of the island, as its cafeterias and restaurants along the waterfront attract many visitors.

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The most famous monument in Parikia is the church of Panagia Ekantotapiliani, whose name actually means “the Church of 100 doors”. This ecclesiastical complex was originally built in the mid-6th century by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great on the site of an ancient gymnasium and a 4th-century Christian church. Today it has many interesting frescoes on its walls and it hosts the Ecclesiastical Museum of Parikia. Close to Parikia, you will also find some other interesting monasteries, such as the Monastery of Logovardas, the Monastery of Saint Anargyroi and the Monastery of Jesus of the Forest.

In the center of Parikia, you can see some Neoclassical mansions hosting public services.

The trademarks of Parikia are the preserved windmill in the port and the Venetian Castle, on top of the village, which was built by the Venetians in the early 17th century. The walls of the Castle have been built with remains of ancient temples.

On the northern side of Paros is Naoussa, a picturesque harbor town with Venetian architecture and a romantic atmosphere. The small fishing port of Naoussa gets very lively at night as it is lined up with lounge bars, cafeterias, and delicious fish taverns. Another village worth visiting is Lefkes, the old capital of the island, located just in the center of Paros.

The most popular beaches of Paros are found on the southeastern side. There, the youth will enjoy themselves in the busy beach of Pounda with the all-day beach bars, the families will relax in the many sandy beaches of that region, while windsurfers will head to the Golden Beach and the New Golden Beach, two very popular beaches for wind sports. In fact, the Windsurfing World Cup takes place every year on the Golden Beach and the Kiteboarding World Cup is held on Pounta beach (in front of Antiparos island).


Apart from summer vacations, Paros gives great chances to experience other hobbies, such as trekking, cycling, horse riding, water sports, tennis and even yoga.

As this island is located in the center of Cyclades, holidays on Paros can be easily combined to holidays on another Greek island, and certainly a visit to Antiparos, a small island popular among celebrities and campers.

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To Do List While In Paros

  • Visit Parikia

  • See Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church

  • Explore the Fishing Village of Naoussa

  • Visit the town of Lefkes

  • Explore Piso Livadi Village

  • Laze on Kolimbithres Beach

  • Experience the Butterfly Valley

  • Relax on Santa Maria Beach

  • Check out the Village of Aliki

  • Visit the small village of Ambelas

  • Take the Ferry to Antiparos Island

  • Take a day trip to Naxos

  • Do watersports at Pounda or at Golden Beach

  • Watch the incredible sunsets