Parikia is the capital of Paros and its largest port, and it will set the mood for the beginning of an unforgettable holiday in a place that has it all; luxurious resorts, incredible restaurants, neoclassical buildings, old mansions, great ancient monuments (e.g. Dilion, the ancient cemetery, pottery workshops) and vibrant nightlife. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times, but the contemporary city in its present form was developed around the Venetian castle of the 13th century, oriented towards the hinterland. In this part of the settlement, ancient architectural pieces from the temple of Dimitra, houses, bell towers, chapels and the Castle co-exist harmoniously, weaving a unique residential web. Aghios Konstantinos, just above Frangokastello, is must destination for those yearning to enjoy the sunset from a unique point, like its sheltered courtyard, amidst its frequently photographed arches and its simple columns.
An enclosed bay with a great geographical position on the map of the Cyclades displays the essence of the Aegean. The great fishing village of Naoussa is the second largest port of Paros and once had the largest fishing fleet of the Greek archipelago. Today it retains its reputation as one of the most beautiful seaports of the country and a culinary destination for fresh fish and seafood directly from the fishermen’s nets. In the morning the whole village submits to the Cycladic white; whitewashed alleys, churches, shops ... The old fishing storehouses have been turned into bars, oyzeries and cafes with the Venetian Kasteli (castle), the chapel of Agios Nikolaos and the docked fishing boats in the background... A symphony of white. By nightfall, numerous shades of purple bathe Naoussa and the echoes of corsairs and Venetians welcome the new visitors, setting the tone for enchanted evenings.
Perhaps the most famous and distinctive beach in Paros! It’s comprised of many small sandy beaches with blue, shallow, crystal-clear waters, enclosed by vertical smooth rocks. Water erosion has sculpted the granite rocky formations into various shapes, creating cavities filled with salt water, forming smaller pools. The beach with the unique geomorphology can be reached by boat from Naoussa or by car (5 km)
A beach so lively and fun that reminds its visitors of the ones in Mykonos! The youth of Paros flocks to the famous beach bars of the cosmopolitan and bustling Punta for long parties, dancing, and cocktails on the golden sand, while the sport enthusiasts arrive at the southeast of the island to indulge in water sports. It is 26 km away from Parikia.
Sandy option in the south, 10km away from Parikia but just a shot away from Santa Maria. Families seem to prefer this beach for the crystal waters and shady trees as well as the famous fish taverns.
The popular beach was named by the monastery of Aghios Ioannis of Detis, in the NW part of Naoussa bay (14km from Parikia). The cosmopolitan leeward cove with the shallow sea forms the paradise for children and youngsters as there are beach bars and restaurants as well. Easily accessible by boat from Naoussa.
No other name would provide a better definition for the enormous sandy beach which is spread all over the place like gold, in the SE of the island. The biggest and perhaps, the most beautiful coast in Paros has it all; flawless touristic facilities, amenities, lifeguard, water sports, a Blue Flag awarded sea and winds that favor sailing.
A wonderful leeward sea world with green blue sea bottom and exceptional seaside taverns opens up in front of the same named fishing village, just a few kilometers away, in the east of Naoussa.
Popular suggestion for the young people, really close to Naoussa (2km). Main features of the beach are the water sports (diving, windsurf), vividness and fun beach bars. If you are not the party type, go for the Small Santa Maria, a beach with the same bright sands – peaceful sea.
An awarded with Blue Flag beauty, found next to Piso Livadi. At the advantages, the plenty of accommodation, food and drinking options, the deep emerald sea and the bushy greenish tamarisks that reach the blond sand. Note that the sea bottom in Logaras is the paradise for any spear gun lover.
Young people and everyone who is in favor of the triptych beach bars – cocktails – fun, just a few minutes away from their base (2.5km away from Parikia), do love this beach. It’s known for the upbeat mood while there’s a strong flirting with the etesian winds during August. Part of the beach is not organized, destined to the low-profilers. The nearby beach of Delfini is even calmer
Protected by the wind attack, this cove is found in the northern side of Parikia (2.5km from Chora). The haven of Martselo constitutes the natural expansion of Krios and keeps the privilege of … being spacious. The “beach” concept here requires young people, restaurants and bars for summer cocktails and stuff, water shades of turquoise and sands as white as powder. What more could possibly one ask for? entertainment.