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Paros is a secret charming island set in Greece's Aegean Sea. This tiny island is only 76 square-miles, but whilst it is small in size, it brims with beauty. There are gorgeous white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, traditional villages, and ancient architecture to be discovered. Beautiful and relaxing, Paros is awash with white-painted houses, blue-domed churches filled with pretty blue tables & chairs making it an idyllic setting for your perfect villa holiday. Parikia, the bayside capital, is a boating and transportation hub for the Cyclades region, and a great place to start your adventures.
Things to do in Paros
Paros has some beautiful beaches where you can partake in various sports activities, particularly those to be found in the water. Alternatively, visit trendy bars, enjoy delicious fresh food in local restaurants and visit wineries to savour some of the local grapes. With traditional architecture paths for trekking and hiking, the list of activities to discover is endless.
Booking a villa in Paros will suit people of all ages, perfect for families or groups of friends, along with couples looking for a peaceful getaway.
History and Culture in Paros
One of the most famous sights in Paros is the Panagia Ekatontapiliani. A landmark Byzantine church from the 4th Century A.D, known as ‘the Church with the Hundred Doors’, it is one of the most important and preserved churches in Greece.
Another famous attraction is the Venetian Fortress of Naoussa, which, as the name implies, was built by Venetians in the 15th Century as a fortress and watchtower, said to guard the island from pirates. Further history can be explored if you take a walk down Byzantine Road, the oldest trail on the island. It's around 2 miles long, paved with marble, and dates back to 1,000 AD.
Family holidays in Paros
Enjoy some days out from your family villa in Paros and head to the north coast's Kolimbithres. There is a beach where naturally sculpted rocks form swimming coves, which are ideal for taking a dip. Kolymbithres small beaches trapped between the big rocks and the water make for a beautiful setting, there you will find sunbeds and clear water, perfect for families with children. Shallow Santa Maria beach is also great for families and for a drink at sunset.
Paros Park is another popular place for families, a protected area with walking trails, different rock formations and caves, with some beautiful views. Paros Park has an outdoor amphitheatre and runs the summer Festival at the park, with concerts and plays. There is also a free open-air cinema by the sea with films shown during the summer.
Adventurous activities in Paros
Golden Beach is a stop on the Professional Windsurfing Association's annual world tour and a favourite for water sports enthusiasts, offering kitesurfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking and canoeing. The island is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with fun evenings to be had especially along the promenades of Parikia and Naoussa. Enjoy some local wine in one of the excellent wineries in the area and perhaps take some back to your villa and savour your very own wine tasting experience.
Romance in Paros
For a romantic experience you can try the Lighthouse and Cape Almyros. The highly recommended Lighthouse route is a must visit, particularly before the sunset as the scenery is even more stunning when the sun goes down. Find your own little love nest in your private villa or among some of the private beaches and coves, or simply take a romantic wander around. The charming port is ideal for dining on delicious local food, serving fish freshly caught, from the fishing boats.
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