A Cycladic escape
Paros is one of the new favorite destinations around the world, a unique island, located in the center of the Cyclades archipelago. Cosmopolitan and at the same time authentic and unspoiled, Paros has a strong identity of its own. The incredible beaches, the rough landscape, the Byzantine monuments, the Venetian castles, the picturesque villages, the list is endless. Paros invites you to look deeper in its culture, to search beyond the obvious.
To look for its people, its traditions, its flavors. All these that shape Paros’s special identity, that charming balance between the luxurious and the bohemian, the cosmopolitan and the authentic. After all it is this very balance that makes this island so interesting. No matter how many times you visit Paros, there will always be a new secret to unravel.
Explore Amazing Beaches
AMBELAS BEACH – 5’
Located just a stone’s throw away from Parocks, Ambelas Beach is a hidden gem. Spend a leisurely day by the sea and treat yourself to the delightful Mediterranean flavors at the renowned “Searocks” restaurant of our chef Yiannis Parikos.
MIKRI SANTA MARIA BEACH – 15′
Just a short 5-minute drive from Naoussa, Santa Maria is an always popular choice. Early morning to late night, Santa Maria beach bar is the perfect destination to chill out, spend some fun-filled moments, and just enjoy summertime.
KOLYMBITHRES BEACH – 14’
Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of Kolymbithres Beach, one of Paros’ most talked-about destinations. The stunning rock formations, gracefully carved by the waves over millennia, create a mesmerizing backdrop.
LAGERI BEACH – 15’
Seeking secluded bliss? Lageri Beach, a hidden, unspoiled haven, welcomes nudists and offers unrivaled privacy to enjoy the sunset in all its splendor.
MONASTIRI BEACH – 19’
For relaxation seekers, gastronomy enthusiasts, and cocktail lovers, Monastiri Beach is a paradise. With a beach lounge, a restaurant serving delectable delights, and a vibrant beach bar, you’ll be in for a treat. Kids can also enjoy water sports activities here!
PARASPOROS BEACH – 25’
Head south of Parikia to discover Parasporos Beach, a vast stretch of shoreline with emerald waters, golden sand, and large pebbles. The breeze invites water sports enthusiasts for an exhilarating experience.
ALIKI BEACHES – 35’
A cluster of three beautiful beaches with picturesque views awaits you at Aliki. Sandy in general and mostly shallow, they are perfect for your little ones to enjoy safely.
GOLDEN BEACH – 20’
As the name suggests, Golden Beach (Chrissi Akti in Greek) beckons with its beautiful golden sand. It’s a haven for kite surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts, especially during the windy months of July and August.
KALOYEROS BEACH – 19’
A secluded beach on the eastern coast of Paros, with no infrastructure whatsoever, so if you have your own beach umbrella remember to take it with you. Kaloyeros’ unique character comes from the special mud that you can find there. It’s known for its therapeutic benefits for the skin.
MOLOS BEACH – 18’
Molos Beach offers both ample space and protection from northerly winds. Its pristine sandy shores and untouched beauty are perfect for water sports enthusiasts looking to take windsurfing lessons or rent equipment.
Places To Visit
PAROS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Immerse yourself in the island’s rich past at the Paros Archaeological Museum, located in Paroikia. Delve into the Classical and Roman eras through an impressive collection of pottery and marble sculptures.
PANAGIA EKATONTAPYLIANI CHURCH
Discover a church and a monastery located a short stroll from the port of Paroikia, it is one of the best-preserved Paleo-Christian monuments in Greece. According to the legend, the original church was either constructed by Saint Helene herself or Saint Constantine, the first emperor of Constantinople. Ekatotapyliani means the church with Hundred Doors, and according to the tradition, the church has 99 of them.
DESPOTIKON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
A less known archaeological site on the uninhabited Despotiko Island very close to Antiparos and Mykonos. The ancient site is becoming more and more popular, as archaeologists brought to light a Doric Archaic temple. The site opened to the public in 2018 and future holds exciting plans to transform it into an open-air museum.
Nature enthusiasts and culture seekers will be delighted by Paros Park, an 80-hectare nature reserve located on the Aï Yannis Deti’s peninsula. Experience sustainable tourism at its best while enjoying recreational and sports facilities, as well as attending yearly events and concerts with minimal environmental impact.
If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss the magical Butterflies Valley, near the Agios Arsenios monastery, a short distance from Paroikia. Wander through lush vegetation filled with cypress trees, ivy-covered plan trees, and wild olive and fruit trees. Keep an eye out for the stunning Jersey Tiger Moth butterflies, which grace the valley from late May to late July and return in September. Remember to maintain a serene atmosphere during your visit to respect the forest’s beautiful inhabitants.