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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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 Anna Platanou Suites Anna Platanou Suites     
Agia Irini Paros
The newly-built Anna Platanou Suites offer panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and Antiparos Island. more...
 Paros Inn Paros Inn     
Logaras
Situated on Logaras Beach, the Paros Inn is 200 metres from Piso Livadi village. It has a sun terrace with sea view, and offers air-conditioned guestrooms with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Apartments  Archipelagos Apartments Apartments Archipelagos Apartments     
Parikia
Cycladic-style Archipelagos Apartments is on Krotiri hill, 1.5 km from Livadia Beach in Paros. more...
 Condo Hotel  Paliomylos Spa Hotel Condo Hotel Paliomylos Spa Hotel     
Náousa
Situated 800 metres from the lively town of Naousa, Paliomylos Spa Hotel offers a swimming pool with sun terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Hotel Senia Hotel Senia     
Náousa
Boasting a seafront location and only 300 metres from Naoussa Town, Senia offers luxurious rooms and suites with stunning views from the private balconies and beautiful Cycladic-style bathrooms. more...
 Paros Bay Paros Bay     
Parasporos
Just a 20-minute walk from vibrant Parikia, the Paros Bay enjoys direct access to a sandy beach. The large swimming pool with deck chairs and umbrellas overlooks the bay. more...
 Aella Residence Aella Residence     
Náousa
Just 400 metres from Agii Anargiri Beach in Paros, the Cycladic-style Aella Residence features a freshwater pool and a stone-paved sun terrace with wooden sun loungers. more...
 Parian Village Parian Village     
Parikia
Situated on a hill just a few metres above Livadia Beach, the Cycladic-style Parian Village features a swimming pool and bar. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea . more...
 Manis Inn Manis Inn     
Náousa
Located right on Piperi Beach in Naousa, Manis Inn offers air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi and balconies overlooking the Aegean Sea, the pool or the garden. more...
 Doukissa Doukissa     
Parikia
Just 300 metres from the beach and within walking distance of Parikia port, Doukissa offers free WiFi. more...
 Heliessa Heliessa     
Náousa
Hotel Heliessa is located just 500 metres away from the seafront and the picturesque Naoussa Port. more...
 Mr. and Mrs. White Mr. and Mrs. White     
Náousa
The whitewashed Mr. and Mrs. White is located 800 metres from Naoussa Town and 1.5 km from Agioi Anargiroi Beach. more...
 Condo Hotel  Kandiani Bleu Ciel Condo Hotel Kandiani Bleu Ciel     
Náousa
Within 300 metres of the picturesque centre of Naousa, the whitewashed Kandiani Bleu Ciel offers accommodation with kitchenette and free Wi-Fi. more...
 Anna Platanou Hotel Anna Platanou Hotel     
Parikia
Located in Parikia?s picturesque settlement and less than 150 metres from the sandy beach, Anna Platanou Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, set in 2 buildings. more...
 Condo Hotel  Villa Bellonia Condo Hotel Villa Bellonia     
Náousa
Featuring a sea-view terrace, a pool and a tennis court, the Cycladic-style Villa Bellonia is 1 km from Naousa Village and just a few metres from the beach. more...

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