Paros Island Travel Guide

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Paros Island Things to Do

  • A Walk : Relaxing and Refreshing

    A simple Refreshing wak along the Jetty and Harbour .. with all the beautiful white sail boats , colourful shops and the windmill at the centre ... Relaxing and Refreshing

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  • A Golden Sunset from Naoussa, Paros...

    Naoussa is a small fishing village, complete with fishing boats, trawlers, and an old lighthouse on one end of the harbour. The main street bordering the harbour is lined up with restaurants, tavernas, bistros and small pubs.One should be there towards sunset as the setting sun creates an aura of golden ripples everywhere you look. And with the...

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  • a walk round the village

    Lefkes village is a must see, everywhere is is so picturesque and pretty, also very traditional. the people are also very proud and seem happy to put up with the constant stream of visitors.

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  • Ancient pottery workshop

    This was a truly greek signposted attraction, the sign pointed down a road you come to a fork in the road and yes there is no further sign. Eventually through great perseverance and some cooler weather we found it , realised we had passed it 2 or 3 times but then you would not expect it to be in the basement of a modern building! However it was...

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  • EKatonpiliani (the church of a hundred...

    This is a 16th century church and also a byzantine museum which exhibits some marvellous icons, relics and carvings from the byzantine and turkish periods. Inside the church it is truly beautiful, I do not believe in taking pictures inside places of holy stature so you have to believe me that it is fantastic. In size and state of preservation it is...

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  • ancient marble quarries

    Not far up the hill from parikea is the marble quarry. The marble from the quarry is so translucense lots of famous temples including Delphi and Olympia were made from it. They have spent so much time laying a marble path which is marvelous. When you get to the end of the road there is an entrance to the quarry , however we gave it a miss as it...

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  • anti paros

    Do not go to paros without taking the trip across to anti paros. A ten minute boat trip 7 euros each way with a car! The cave is probably the most spectacular sight you will see in a long time. It is like a film set but it is for real. We could only take pictures outside the cave but if you visit an internet sight then you can see and read about...

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  • sign spotting

    I could not help but notice the beautiful signage on shop front doorways. The signs are beautifully painted and written in the traditional greek way.

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  • Naoussa

    This delightful village is definately worth a visit. The small harbour is the epitamy of greek fishing boat pictures. The tavernas and kafeneons are so traditional and I suspect have been designed to stay that way. The small winding streets are great for browsing and window shopping. But if you like a bargain go to parikea.

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  • Visit Ancient Marble Quary

    Parian Marble was using in the creation of- the parian chronicle (263 BC)- the winged victory (220 BC)- venus de milo (130 BC)- napolean's tomb (1840)The ancient parian marble quary is an interesting place to visit and has some old stone ruins including a tower and a few smaller stone buildings. In addition there is a mine which can be explored...

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  • Windmills

    Windmills can be found dotted about the hills of the Cyclades. Sadly most are now ruins though a few have been converted to other uses.

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  • Marble

    Paros chief claim to fame in ancient times was the superb quality of its marble. You can't help tripping over the stuff wherever you go on the Island :-)

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  • The road to the coast

    Paros has an old byzantine path leading from Lefkes to Prodromas. Ask the locals to tell you where it starts :) Its a pleasant walk but wear good shoes as its a little rocky in parts. In Summer bring water with you.

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  • Sleepy villages

    The Cycladic towns and villages are well known for their charm. Its amazing how easy it is to get lost in a tiny village, but of course that was the reason for the design when centuries ago the inhabitants lived in fear of pirates!

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  • Blue domes

    Everywhere you go on the Cyclades you'll see the iconic blue domes. Sometimes it sees that there are more churchs than inhabitants and some of the churchs are located in such inaccessable places you'd wonder how they were ever built. Every farm seems to have its own sturdy tiny church.

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Paros Island Restaurants

  • Speciality sweet

    This was a lovely place on the sea front outside of the main town. The traditional food was very good stuffed tomato`s, pastichio, Mousakas etc. After you have eaten your fill and you feel like you will burst, along comes the waiter with thier own speciality sweet which I defy anyone not to eat. The sweet which was a sort of cake very moist with...

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  • Gyro Gyro (round and round)

    This was a reallly nice gyro grill, sit in or takeaway. The gyros are excellent and also the menu has lots of other traditional extas like tomato keftedas which were delicious. The establishment is situated in an ideal people watching spot and within view of the port and main square. The souvlaki chicken in gyros. mmm I could just go one!

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  • the oldest in town

    This has the title of being the oldest in town. I dont know about that but the food was excellent. The service was very good and it was reasonably priced. Loved the viewing counter and the staff in the kitchen always smiled pleasantly when at the counter. without a doubt the lamb stamnas. mouthwateringly delicious!!!

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Paros Island Nightlife

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    by samitbabu Written Aug 22, 2010

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    The two best night life spots in Paros are the Parikia beach road and the Naoussa fishing village .

    They are both lined up with tavernas, bistros and restaurants and they come to life with the sun setting for the day.

    Music plays in most places, white tables, chairs and shades looks magnificent with the backdrop of the blue Aegean sea.

    Rates are competitive in most places, depends on the season that you are in.

    Dress Code: Just Anything covering any part of you.

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Paros Island Transportation

  • Paros to Athens : Ferry Alternate...

    We were stumped when we found out that there were no direct Ferry tickets available to return to Athens according to our schedule.This was Aug 2010 and it was high seaso n in the Cyclades.Our return flight from Athens to Dubai was already booked, and so we had to return that scheduled day. But there were no tickets.In such a case, try out some...

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  • FROM/TO PAROS

    I realize that the ship transportation between the greek islands are like the bus transportation of countries with a huge continental territory, like Argentina for example.Then, for the greek people of the islands the ships are more or less like huge (sometimes not so much) buses. So, the same for us the tourists.Transportation to Paros by ship...

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Paros Island Local Customs

  • A RELIGIOUS PEOPLE

    This isn't exactly a local custom that belongs only to the Paros Island inhabitants. The greek people have a deep religious spirit, but developed in a simple, modest way. All the islands even the whole country is spreaded by innumerables churchs, smalls, brightful dressed with white washed walls and mostly with a brilliant blue dome. I guess that...

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  • FISHERMEN DOING HIS TASKS ON LAND

    One morning I get up and after the yummy breakfast I started to walk randomly just enjoying the splendent sun of Paros, and on the square beside the block of my hotel, just in front of the fishermen pier, I saw some men extending his huge fishing nets on the sidewalk of the square. They were fixing the broken nets, trying to get ready to work...

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Paros Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by kat-m Written Oct 6, 2007

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    After 7 days of wall to wall sunshine the weather turned overcast for 3 days, it did not rain but the wind got quite strong and the ferries were stopped. If you are dependant on a ferry to get you to Athens for flights then beware. We had a boat booked to take us to Serifos needless to say we did not make it.

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Paros Island Tourist Traps

  • Rent a motorbike cheaters D.Kipreos

    This rent a motorbike agency is hunting tourists with a little lower prices then others, but they are giving for rental motorbikes in very bad condition, mechanically changed, with many parts doesn't work, like speedometer or fuel indicator and they will confirm whatever you ask even many things are not true. If you ask to try motorbike before...

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  • Buying and eating foodstuff from the...

    Well, the cost shown in the restaurant eatery menu changes between a take out order and a eat here order.The rates shown are for take out.The rates that will be charged once you sit under the cooling umbrellas and shades will differ a bit. Though the difference is not much, this will never be told to you before you ask for the bill.We found this...

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  • Apollon garden restaurant

    This was chosen by us for a special anniversary dinner. We checked it out the previous day and had a word with the owner. He really made us feel like it was going to be special. The walls are covered with pics of famous celebrities who had visited, ie.sean connery. Although not at all a pretentious couple we thought well lets do it and to hang with...

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Paros Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Krio beach

    Quite a walk from Parikia but worth it if you want crystal clear water and soft golden sand. The beach is round the corner from the port and there is also a popular camp site here. A self service taverna ensures you wont get hungry or thirsty. This was in my opinion the best beach on the island and can also be reached by car. Also taxi boats will...

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  • Kolymbithres beach

    On the road to Naoussa if coming from Parikea you can detour to this beach , The beach is very clean the water amazingly clear and it was not overcrowded. Also good for snorkeling.

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