HIP FOR FAMILIES

Located in the heart of the Cycladic archipelago, Paros is one of the most popular Greek islands, and for good reason. Blue-domed churches and traditional Cycladic houses nestled into the hills of picturesque villages dominate a diverse landscape of stunning natural beauty.

WINDSURF CYCLADIC VIBES

Location: Cyclades
Capital: Parikia
Size: 196,32
Accessibility: By plane or ferry from Piraeus or Rafina port

Sandy beaches, vibrant entertainment (for those who want it), adventure, archaeology and a well-developed tourist infrastructure: Paros truly has something for everyone. The capital, Parikia, welcomes you with a lively mix of travellers and locals convening at the harbour. A few steps away, the whitewashed alleys of the old town lead up to the Venetian castle and the Agioi Anargyroi monastery, a tranquil stop with spectacular views. The cosmopolitan town of Naoussa was once a pirates’ den, then a fishing village, but now boasts a nightlife rivalling that of Mykonos, in an appealing setting among Venetian ruins. Additionally, Paros is also one of the most famous destinations in Europe for wind sports and hosts competitions every summer. 

ESSENTIALS

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WE LOVE

Punda beach, not to be confused with Punda Beach Club, the place to swim, wind- or kite- surf. Island-hopping to nearby Antiparos or Mykonos. The whitewashed windmills, churches and narrow arched alleyways in the 16th century village of Marpissa. The thousands of butterflies at Butterfly Valley, near Psychopiana village.

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LOCAL TIPS

Explore the island’s farms, dovecoats, windmills and ports via the hiking trails. Paros is one of the oldest wine-making areas in the region. Go for a tasting! Drive to Lefkes, a bucolic mountain village with exceptional views and homemade delicacies.Take a yoga class followed by a memorable Thai dinner on the hill by Taos. Head to Mikri Santa Maria for an afternoon swim.

Events calendar

PIRATES FESTIVAL

A feast that celebrates the Medieval pirate raids in Paros with local dances, food, wine and music

FISH AND WINE FESTIVAL

Held in Marpissa village on the 1st Sunday of July, this festival celebrates local fishermen and wine producers

KARAVOLAS FESTIVAL

Head to Lefkes, the old capital of Paros, in late August for a feast centered around snails (karavoles), a savoury treat

HELLENIC SLALOM CUP

Annual windsurf race in late August where surfers from all over the world gather to compete