Unrivalled natural beauty with rolling hills and beaches with crystal clear waters make this one of the most popular of the isles of the
Parikia, the island’s capital is a beautiful Cycladic village with whitewashed cubic houses and impressive neoclassical mansions, overlooked by an imposing Venetian castle. Don’t forget to visit the 6th century church of Panayia Ekatontapyliana, the church of 100 gates and the fascinating Archaeological Museum.
The island is criss-crossed with Byzantine paths, making it perfect for keen ramblers, and great to explore on foot. Perhaps the best known is that which leads through beautiful countryside from Lefkes to Prodromos.
The island is famous for its marble, and the quarries at Marathi, where the famous Parian marble used to be extracted, were in operation from the 3rd millennium BC right up until the 19th century. The mining galleries and 19th century industrial buildings have been preserved and can still be visited today.
One of the most picturesque areas of Paros is that of Krotiri, where the beautiful Krios Beach, is situated with its charming harbour.
Continuing on from the beach of Krios is the beach of Marcello, which are two of the most beautiful, clean, sandy and sheltered beaches of Paros.
There are regular ferry and/or catamaran services between Paros and the port of Piraeus (Athens) , Heraklion (Crete), Santorini, Mykonos and Naxos and to Rhodes/ Kos every Sunday and daily domestic flights to Athens.
Transfers and Distances
Details of all island transfers will be given at the time of booking or on request, since these vary depending on departure details.