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Paros Greece Map & Paros Travel Information, Sightseeing, Museums, Ferries to Paros Greece


Paros, Greece
GENERAL PAROS GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Introduction

Paros Cyclades Greece
The cosmopolitan and picturesque island of Paros is one of the most popular summer resorts of Greece. Combining traditional characteristics with modern lifestyle, the island of Paros is the ideal place for unforgettable vacations. Paros is one of the most prominent islands of the Cyclades cluster, a group of islands located in the center of the Aegean Sea. It is located at close proximity to the islands of Naxos, Mykonos and Syros. The beautiful island of Paros is famous for its sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and amazing nightlife. During winter it is a very quiet and peaceful island. However, during the summer months Paros converts into one of the most frequented tourist resorts in Greece.

Paros Island Greece Area / Population / Capital:
The Island of Paros occupies an area of 194 sq. km, it has 9,600 inhabitants and its capital is Paros Town or Parikia.

Attractions & Sightseeing in Paros Greece

Sightseeing in Paros Greece:
If you love sightseeing you may want to spend a few days touring the sites of Paros Island. The most popular attractions are:

  • The ruins of the sanctuary of Asklipio, the Castle and the churche of Panagia Ekatontapiliani and the ruins of the Ancient Settlement in Parikia
  • The ruins of the Tower of Pirgaki in Drios
  • The several churches and especially the Church of Agia Triada, the Ancient Marble Quarries, the windmills, the weaving and pottery workshops, and the traditional coffee shop in Lefkes
  • "Kefalos" Hill in Marpissa
  • The remains of the castle, the old windmills, the churches, the quarters of Agios Dimitrios and the Monastery of Agios Ioannis in Naoussa
 

Museums in Paros Greece:

  • The Archaeological Museum in Parikia
  • The Folklore Museums in Aliki and Lefkes

Natural Sites in Paros Greece:
Paros Island has a few natural sites that are quite unique, including:

  • The region of "Petaloudes" (a verdant valley with butterflies), 6 km from Parikia
  • The region of "Kolibithres", a sandy coast with huge rocks that resemble sculptures in Naoussa

Sports / Recreation in Paros Greece
If you have a boat, you can visit all the beaches in Paros as well as many of the surrounding islands and islets. In order to refuel, you can go to Naoussa or Parikia.

Entertainment in Paros Greece:
Paros is packed with traditional tavernas, sophisticated restaurants, all-day cafés and beach bars, atmospheric bars and clubs with an exciting atmosphere, especially at Parikia and Naoussa, where nightlife is at its peak.

Local Events in Paros Greece:

  • The Festival of Agii Anargiri on July 1, the Festival of Panagia Ekatontapiliani on August 15 and the art exhibition in July or August in Parikia
  • The Festival of Agios Ioannis Theologos on August 29 in Drios
  • The Festival of Panagia on August 23, the Festival of Agios Ioannis on August 29, the Festival of Pantanassa on February 2 and the cultural events during the summer months in Naoussa
  • The Festival of Analipsi and the Festival of Agios Ioannis Klidonas on June 24 in Piso Livadi, Logaras

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Paros Greece

Paros Town or Parikia, Paros Greece
The town of Parikia is the capital of the island of Paros Greece and one of the well-loved spots of tourists. It is a scenic port that retains much of its Cycladic traditional style, offering a good selection of waterfront bar, clubs, tavernas, cafés, as well as quaint alleyways with cute little shops, ideal for endless strolls.

Naoussa, Paros Greece
Naoussa is one of the most picturesque villages in the Cyclades. Built on a cove, the settlement of Naoussa has become a very popular tourist resort, attracting visitors from all over the world, due to its marvellous beach, exciting entertainment venues and plethora of dining options.

Pounda, Paros Greece
Pounda is a very small coastal settlement, ideal for endless moments at its fantastic beaches. In the region of Agia Irini, there is a beach full of palm trees, while Chryssi Akti Beach is a beloved kite and wind surf hangout, attracting international fans of the sport.

Marpissa, Paros Greece
Marpissa is a traditional settlement perched on a hill, for some being the most picturesque spot on Paros. Below Marpissa is the long beach of Molos, while the villages Piso Livadi, Logaras, Marmara have crystal-clear waters, small harbors and golden, sandy beaches, waiting to be discovered.

Transportation in Paros Greece

By Ferry Boat:
From Piraeus Port, ferry boats depart for Paros Greece, all year round, but more frequently during the summer. The voyage from Piraeus Port to Paros Port takes 5 hours. Speedboats to Paros depart from Rafina Port, as well. Paros is also connected to the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, and the Islands of the NE Aegean.

Paros Greece Sea Travel Information:

  • Piraeus Port: +30 210 4226000 to 03
  • Paros Port: +30 22840 21240
  • Rafina Port: +30 22940 22487 or +30 22940 22300

By Airplane:
From the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata, there are flights to the Paros Airport all year round. The flight lasts approximately 45 minutes. Paros Airport is located 11 km from Parikia.

Paros Greece Air Travel Information:

  • Paros Airport: +30 22840 91257
  • Olympic Airways in Athens: +30 210 966-6666
 

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