Situated in the heart of the Cyclades, the island of Paros is an island offering a wide variety of things to do and places to visit. Whether visiting with your family, friends or significant other, Paros has something for everyone.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the best things to do in Paros including some of Paros’ sightseeing hot spots and sought after Paros attractions.
- Take a stroll at the picturesque town of Naoussa
Retaining its original architecture and authentic spirit, the town of Naoussa is the perfect place for a stroll especially during sunset. The scenic port, the lights from the numerous restaurants, bars and seaside taverns create the perfect atmosphere for an evening interlude.
- Discover the picture-perfect beach of Kolymbithres
Kolymbithres is one of the most distinctive beaches in Paros due to its rocky lunar scenery and crystal-clear waters. Its amazing landscape make it a must visit spot for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing.
- Explore the village of Parikia
Maintaining its authentic Cycladic charm, Parikia, the island’s main port and capital sprawling with narrow alleys that are filled with whitewashed cubic houses, boutique shops, picturesque churches, museums, restaurants, cafes and bars. The ruins of the Frankish castle as well as the monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani are certainly worth a visit.
- Savor the essence of Paros
From traditional local restaurants, to seaside taverns, international and gourmet cuisine, Paros will certainly please any demanding palate with diverse flavors and exquisite dishes made with the finest quality ingredients. Whatever your choice may be, get ready for a flavorsome journey to remember.
- Visit the authentic village of Lefkes
The village of Lefkes used to be the island’s capital during the Middle Ages and continuous to retain its traditional character and Cycladic spirit. Set only 11 km. away from Parikia, Lefkes village is definitely a must see. Lose yourself in its small alleys, marvel the cubic whitewashed houses, churches and sights greatly influenced by the Venetian culture or mingle with the locals.
- Check out Panagia Ekantotapiliani
The Monastery of Panagia Ekantotapiliani from the Byzantine era situated near the main port is one of the most important sights on the island of Paros. Its unique architecture and colors as well as its distinctive combination of the chapels, cells and baptistery make it a one-of-a-kind attraction.
- Explore the island’s vibrant nightlife!
The island of Paros is known for its buzzing nighttime scene filled with bars and clubs of all kinds. The most popular places for a night out are the towns of Parikia and Naoussa where you can enjoy a drink by the beach, lounge at a posh bar or dance the night away with a cocktail in hand.
- Don’t miss the Paros Park
Set in a well-preserved natural area, Paros Park is a famous recreation park on the island known for the cultural events, concerts and activities organized over its 800 acres of land. Make sure to check it out during your visit.
- The Wineries of Paros
Paros is and island with a winemaking tradition with many vineyards and wineries to choose from. The best way to experience its wine heritage is by visiting one of the local wineries such as Moraitis Winery which is one of the oldest wineries on the island.
- Pump up your Adrenaline with Watersports
If you are a true adventure seeker, then make sure to experience some of the most thrilling watersports in Paros. Most beaches, including the Golden Beach, Pounda, Parasporos, Santa Maria and Kolymbithres offers a great range of watersports adventures for you to enjoy.
With so many things to do on the island and so many things to see there won’t be a dull moment during your visit. Are you ready?