We ended up in Naoussa by chance and I can't say we regret it. This town is absolutely beautiful with its white-washed houses, marble pavements and the picturesque harbour.
The small harbour with all those little boats and restaurants that line the dock is certaintly the heart of the town. This was an amazingly quiet place during the day and crowdy in the evenings.
Fondest memory: Naoussa is probably my favorite of all the towns I have stayed in in Greece. I am not quite sure why, the place just had a great feel about it.
Lefkes is a beautiful, quiet town in the center of Paros. It is the former capital of the island and the second largest town. All the houses are white and the reflection from their walls makes it almost impossible to go around without sunglasses during the day.
Fondest memory: The winding narrow streets are great fun to explore and the houses are beautifully decorated with flowers. The streets are too narrow for cars to pass so there are no disturbances.
Lefkes is a must to visit when touring Paros.
See my travelogues about my trip to the islands in 1972 and compare it to today.
As a matter of interest, we tended to eat breakfast and lunch on the beach using fruit, bread, cheese etc that we bought in the local stores. In the evening we would go into town and eat a pretty good meal and then drink local wines and spirits well into the night. All this used to cost us about £0.50p per day.
This little town 12 kms away from Parikia was the capital of the island in the middle ages.
Don't miss the Agias Trias Cathedral or the Museum of Popular Aegean Civilisation.
To get there, take a bus from Parikia.
The "Our Lady of the Hundred Gates" monastery has 3 different churches and is said to have 99 gates.
The legend says that whenever they find the number 100, Istanbul will be "returned" to Greece!
Prombona Street, close to the bus station.
Favorite thing: At the top of the venetian kastro, you can find the former Temple of Athena. You can only see the basement, as the Venetian Duke built the kastro over it in 1620!!