Sunset Studios & Apartments
Naoussa Paros, 84001, Greece
More about Paros
That is the sign that welcomes you in the garden..
through the iron entrance
A beer at Mezzo Mezzo
Anna Platanou - room
Travel Tips for Paros
Hey, need a room???
I imagine every port looks like this. A crowd of people hawking accomodation to the tourists debarking from the ferry.
Annoying if you have a place, but a Godsend if you're flying by the seat of your pants.
We have friends who took one of these guys up on their offer, and were most pleased with the results. Remember, you can always say no...
The kalderimi is lined with old marble and takes you down through the rural countryside of eastern Paros for 3-4 km. Naxos is clearly visible across the narrow sea strait. We walked the ancient road alone on this day.
PAROS - PIRATES, MARBLE AND VENETIANS
One of the larger islands in the Cyclades, Paros is an agricultural island that is most famous in history for the marble mined from its old quarries. Parian marble was used for many of the structures on Delos, Venus de Milo and Napoleon's Tomb. After the Crusader sack of Constantinople, most of the Cyclades were divided into fuedal Venetian fiefdoms which eventually fell under the rule of Marco Sanudo, the Duke of Naxos. Innumerable pirate raids led to the interior town of Lefkes being made as the medieval capital.
Most people come to Paros for the beaches, but the island boasts several charming villages, a famous Byzantine cathedral and a summertime butterfly-filled valley - Petaloudes.