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PAROS - GREEK MAGIC

The amazing Greek island experience

Paros Island life

Paros is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea. Unrivalled natural beauty, beaches with crystal clear waters, footpaths connecting traditional villages and breathtaking landscapes make Paros. Located at the heart of the Cyclades, one of the best loved holiday destinations in Greece.

THE AREA

Paros is perfect for everyone - families, partiers, watersports enthusiasts, honeymooners. Anyone can find their perfect stretch of golden sand. Around the island, visitors can find lovely villages by the sea. Parikia, 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. In the capital you can also admire an important ecclesiastical monument, the 6th century church of Panayia Ekatontapyliani.

RESTAURANTS

Paros has some of the best and most innovative restaurants in the Greek islands. There are many great places to dine where you can not only sample traditional Greek cuisine, but food from many countries of the world. Choices include romantic and sophisticated restaurants, traditional tavernas, ouzerias and fast food stands.

NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

Paros has plenty of drinking and dancing venues for an exciting night out. Whatever your taste, Paros offers it. You are sure to find ; from jazz, blues, house, rock, mainstream, punk, traditional Greek, classical and so on.

Activities

Paros is famous around the world for its pristine beaches with the turquoise waters and white sand. Apart from the incredible beaches, there are many things one can do in this beautiful island.

FAMOUS PAROS BEACHES

Paros is worldly known for its sky blue beaches. The Island has many beaches and it is difficult to say which are the best. For families, the Kolymbithres beach is considered ideal .This is an amazing location with fine sand and a rock formation which resembles a lunar landscape, unique and enchanting. Close to Nausa on the north coast are the beaches with the quaint names of 'large and little piperi'. Also there is the beach of Lymnes, the beaches of Santa Maria, Xifari, Lageri and, a little further to the south is the beautiful beach of Ampelas.

SPORTS

Sun-drenched beaches, like Chrissi Akti, Santa Maria and Pounda, welcome sun-loving visitors who want to enjoy the crystal clear sea, the sun or even their favourite water sports! Every year the Windsurfing World Championship is held in Chrissi Akti. On the sea floor of Alyki beach, you can explore the ruins of an ancient town. You can also experience an exhilarating tour all around the coast of the island by canoe or kayak. Walk along “strates”, the trails created by farmers to help them cross the island and transport their goods. It’s like stepping into history.

Events

Paros Festivals & Cultural Events

Throughout the year locals and tourists alike celebrate the island's traditional festivals. Some are religious, others commemorate historical events, while others still are celebrations of everyday life. Each and every church on the island has a name day celebration to honor its' patron saint from the smallest to the biggest. These festivals combine religious elements with more secular themes as after the liturgy, dancing, eating, and drinking are the order of the day. Don't miss the opportunity to join in and celebrate with traditional food and song, as well as choirs and yoga classes.

Travel to Paros

AIRPORTS

Paros National Airport is 11km south of Paros town. Athens to Paros is a 35 minutes direct flight. Athens Airport – Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, is located 33km southeast of the city centre, Approximatly 30 minutes to an hour by taxi. The airport offers 24/7 train and bus services to Athens and beyond.

TRANSFERS

We can arrange for a mini bus, taxi, or chauffeur-driven service from your chosen airport to your villa in Paros.

FERRY

Ferries connect to Paros , Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Rafina - Athens, Lavrio - Amorgos, Aegiali - Amorgos, Katapola - Anafi - Andros - Astypalea - Crete, Heraklio - Crete, Rethymno - Donoussa - Folegandros - Ios - Iraklia - Kalymnos - Karpathos, Port - Kastelorizo - Kea - Kimolos - Kos, Port - Koufonissi - Kythnos - Leros - Lipsi - Milos - Mykonos - Naxos - Nisyros - Patmos - Rhodes - Santorini (Thira) - Schinoussa - Serifos - Sifnos - Sikinos - Skiathos - Symi, Port - Syros - Thessaloniki - Thirassia - Tilos - Tinos

SELF-DRIVING

Most of our properties in Paros have private parking and otherwise we can make arrangements for your vehicle to be safely stored while you enjoy your stay.

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