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Paros is a very pretty and typically Cycladic Island. Busy and cosmopolitan, Paros is less expensive than nearby Mykonos, but full of delights to explore. Sugar cube houses, domed churches, windmills and Venetian mansions mingle with discos and bars. Shutterbugs will love the winding and shady alleys that open up to squares where bright flowers overflow from the white balconies above.

Paros is the third largest in the Cyclades and is lush and green and scented with thyme, fruit trees and olive groves. The highest mountain is Mt. Profitis Ilias at 770m.

Paros has great beaches, some with the best water sports in the Greek Islands – including wind-surfing for which Paros is the capital of the Greek Islands. In July and August the winds are strong and the wind-surfing is ideal.

Paros was known for its brilliant white marble, the best in the world, which brought prosperity to the island in the early Cycladic age that endured through to Roman times.

Paros is ideally located and well-serviced by ferries, making it a great base for exploring other islands in the Cyclades such as Mykonos, Naxos, Ios and Santorini. Paros is the hub of the Cyclades for ferries and offers a wide variety of connections. The island, as a result, can get very busy during the peak summer months of July and August, so it's a good idea to have your accommodation booked if you are planning to stay.

The main towns are rather touristy, but if you wander outside of these towns you'll find charming villages, vineyards and olive groves. Paros is easy to explore with a good bus service linking the three main towns; the port town of Paroikia, the trendy 'fishing village' resort of Naousa to the north, and Lefkes in the central mountain region. Cars and motorbikes for rent are plentiful and the road systems are relatively good. It's easy to visit the off the beaten track villages, and small boats offer excursions to remote beaches.

In Paros, make sure you try the white and rose wines, and the kitron liquer (local lemons). Also known for shellfish and sardines.

Paros is home to the impressive Church of Lady Ekatontapyliani (or Katapoliani). The feast day for this church is August 15, as is the case for Tinos, and an important greek holiday throughout the greek islands and mainland.

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 Villa Vanta
Villa Vanta, Drios
Just 328 feet from Dryos Beach in Paros, the Cycladic-style Villa Vanta offers spacious, self-catering accommodations with free WiFi and views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Seven Santa Maria
Seven Santa Maria, Santa Maria
Set just 98 feet away from Mikri Santa Maria Beach, Seven Santa Maria provides Cycladic-style accommodations with free WiFi. Sun beds and umbrellas are offered free of charge on the beach. more...
 Sunrise Paros
Sunrise Paros, Naousa
Sunrise Paros is set in the traditional settlement of Naoussa, in the location Analipsi, within a stone’s throw from the area’s numerous dining and nightlife options. more...
 Piperaki rooms
Piperaki rooms, Naousa
Offering a sun terrace and views of the sea, Piperaki rooms is located in Naousa. Piperaki Beach is 328 feet from the property. All units are air conditioned and have a cable flat-screen TV. more...
 Natura Villas Paros
Natura Villas Paros, Molos Parou
Located at Antikefalos hill in Molos Parou, Natura Villas Paros consists of Cycladic architecture villas. Naousa is 4.3 mi away. more...
 Vagia Calm House
Vagia Calm House, Parikia
Featuring a garden, Vagia Calm House offers accommodations in Parikia, 500 yards from Archaeological Museum of Paros and a 6-minute walk from Church of Ekatontapyliani. more...
 Rodia Studios
Rodia Studios, Parikia
Only 262 feet from the beach of Parikia, Rodia Studios is 1312 feet from the town center and port of Paros. more...
 Flora & Agelos Studios
Flora & Agelos Studios, Chrissi Akti
Flora & Agelos Studios is located in Mpountari, within 164 feet from the beach and 1640 feet from the center of Chrissi Akti in Paros. It features a garden, terrace and apartments with free WiFi. more...
 Villa Pela
Villa Pela, Aliki
Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Villa Pela is set in Aliki, 11 mi from Náousa. Santa Maria is 12 mi from the property. All units have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. more...
 Lana's Home
Lana's Home, Livadia
Lana's Home is located in Livadia and offers a garden. Guests have a private terrace. This vacation home has a balcony, a living room and a TV. more...
 Golden Sea Villas
Golden Sea Villas, Chrissi Akti
Only 1148 feet from the New Golden Beach, Golden Sea is a complex of traditional villas, built according to the local architecture. more...
 8 Keys Residence
8 Keys Residence, Naousa
Offering a garden and sun terrace, 8 Keys Residence is located in the traditional village of Náousa, 1312 feet from Venetian Harbor and Castle. Wine Museum of Naousa is 2297 feet away. more...
 Fotilia Hotel
Fotilia Hotel, Naousa
Fotilia Hotel is located in Naousa of Paros, 3 minutes from the center of Naoussa and within 1640 feet from Agioi Anargyroi Beach. more...
 Acqua Vatos Paros Hotel
Acqua Vatos Paros Hotel, Parikia
Acqua Vatos Paros Hotel offers accommodations in Parikia, just 1312 feet from the beach. Free parking is available. more...
 Calme Boutique Hotel
Calme Boutique Hotel, Drios
Featuring an à la carte restaurant and a fitness center, the elegant and Cycladic-style Calme Boutique Hotel, in Drios Village, is made of stone. more...


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