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Overview and attractions of the island of Paros

The Greek Island of Paros is part of the Cyclades islands. The world-famous marble is extracted from the island's mountains and many antique structures and sculptures have been built from it. For example, it was used for the sculpture of Venus of Milos, as well as for the temples of Apollo, Hermes, Solomon, and others on different Greek islands. Most of the landscape of the island is occupied by plains on which olive and palm groves are planted. There is also an abundance of grapes and tourists are attracted by the golden sandy beaches. The island is called romantic and very popular with tourists from all over the world.


Museums and attractions in Athens   What to see in Paros

  • Parikia

  • Ekatondapiliani Church

  • Lefkes village

  • Church of the Holy Trinity

  • Archaeological Museum

  • Castro Castle

  • Dilio


This is the port city, which is the link between the island and the mainland. Most tourists get to the island from here. Therefore, the city is always crowded with a large number of people. In addition, Parikia is beloved by those who love outdoor activities, so most hotels, restaurants, stores, and nightclubs are concentrated in this part of town. The historical center of the city is always very clean, you can find flowering trees almost all year round, the buildings are painted in the traditional color of Greece - white, and the windows in contrast - are the color of the sea waves.

Ekatondapiliani Church 

The main attraction of the island. Its construction dates back to the 6th century and is characterized by non-traditional Hellenic architecture. According to one legend, the architect Isidore of Miletus entrusted the construction of the church to one of his disciples. And he succeeded in building a temple of striking beauty. The old architect became angry with his apprentice and fought with him on the roof. As a result of the confrontation both men fell off the roof and died. Locals remember the story, and to commemorate it, they installed a sculpture of the architect and his apprentice in the courtyard of the cathedral. On the territory of the shrine, there is a store where you can buy religious souvenirs and brochures for symbolic money. 

Lefkes village 

Lefkes village is situated 10 km from Parikia. You can reach the village by cab or by bus. It is one of the most beautiful villages on the island. It stands on the top of a green hill and has a stunning view over the Cyclades islands. The village has a population of only 600 people and is inhabited by those who want a break from the daily bustle.

Church of the Holy Trinity 

The church is located in the village of Lefkes. The building of church is built in Byzantine style of marble and rocks mined on the island. Inside you can see ancient Byzantine icons and touch the relics of the saints.

Archaeological Museum

Located in Parikia near the gymnasium. The museum has an impressive collection of artifacts from the Neolithic Age, which were found in a prehistoric settlement on the small island of Saliyango. Some of the masterpieces of the museum are the statue of the winged Nica, which was created in the 5th century B.C. and the Gorgon figurine, which dates back to the 6th century B.C.

Castro Castle

It was built in the 13th century by the Duke of Naxos. Walking around the premises of the castle you can wander into one of the many chapels, some of which are built into the walls. The church of St. Constantine, which has a covered courtyard and an impressive view of the Aegean Sea, is of astonishing beauty.


An area on a high hill, where the temple of Apollo was built in the 5th century BC. In addition to the space with the altar, there was also a temple erected in honor of Artemis. It was also designed as a place for feasting. In the same area, archaeologists discovered an ancient cemetery, which dates back to the 3rd century B.C.

Beaches in Athens   Beaches of Paros

Paros island is one of the best places for a beach holiday. Almost all the beaches on the island are well equipped. Here you can not only laze in the sun but also actively relax. 

Kolimbitres beach

A popular beach on the island is impressive with its huge granite blocks, which appear as bizarre figures carved by the wind. The beach is formed by small sandy coves. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available, as well as the necessary paraphernalia for water sports.

Tripity beach

A small cozy beach, dotted with sand mixed with fine pebbles. It is a great place for snorkelers. The beach has no facilities, so you'd better take plenty of food and water.

Beach Monastiri

A crowded beach with sun loungers and umbrellas. There are excellent opportunities for snorkeling. In summer they organize parties, discos, and concerts on the beach. The sandy beach is popular with both locals and tourists.


The water here is perfectly clean and safe for children. Nearby there are taverns where you can taste freshly caught fish. The beach is unequipped but is a great place for a relaxing holiday.


The shoreline is dotted with sand and fine pebbles. Near the beach, there is a bar where you can buy snacks, and cocktails, as well as rent sun loungers and umbrellas. This beach is not very popular because it is not protected from the wind that comes from the north. However, it is an ideal place for a relaxing vacation.

charter yacht   How to reach Paros

Paros is an island in the eastern part of the Cyclades not far from Mykonos or Milos. This island is visited when traveling to the eastern Cyclades or when returning to Athens from Santorini.  

The marina facilities in Paros

The marina of Paros is situated in the harbor. This makes it sheltered from the wind and waves. The marina is not very big and the number of berths is limited, despite the size of the island.

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