In the heart of the Cyclades Islands, Paros, with 10,000 inhabitants and 120km coastline, is a whole world fulfilling everybody's dream of an Aegean Island. Serene landscape with fertile valleys and rolling hills dotted with small churches and monasteries, endless sandy beaches with sparkling blue waters, famous monuments from the lands rich ancient and medieval past, picturesque white villages bathed in the unique, dazzling Aegean light. All this, along with warm hospitality, excellent tourist facilities, rich cultural life, cosmopolitan ambience but also the possibility of seclusion, have combined to make Paros one of the most favorite spots in the Cyclades Islands. It is now your turn to discover and explore it.

Enjoy swimming and your favorite water sports, have fun in the local feasts, savour the local dishes and famed wines in restaurants, taverns and ouzeries stroll around the countryside and the lovely village streets, visit the handicraft shops, revel in the intense nightlife. Discover Parikia, the capital, visit the famous church of Katapoliani, one of Greece's most important Byzantine monuments, impressively preserved, the Venetian castle, and the Archaeological Museum with its exhibits from the ancient history of Paros and Antiparos. Discover Naoussa which is north of the island with its whitewashed alleys, picturesque fishing port and beautiful nearby beaches. Lefkes and Marathi which are in the middle of the Island with the ancient quarries of the famous Parian marble. The monasteries of Longovarda, Christou tou Dassous and many others. The tranquil fishing village of Aliki is on the south west of the Island with sandy beaches around.

It is well worth discovering the south east district from Marpissa to Drios is maybe the most beautiful in Paros, with picturesque villages and fishing ports (Marpissa, Pisso Livadi, Logaras, Drios), exquisite sandy beaches (Pisso Livadi, Logaras, Pounda, Messada, New Golden Beach, Golden Beach and Drios), interesting sights, warm island hospitality and model tourist facilities. Famous worldwide to fans of watersports, especially windsurfing, it also offers a variety of vacation possibilities for every taste, discover it by yourself and find out how many more surprises it holds. Distances in Paros are short, the roads are good and every ride has its own charm, with breathtaking views over the Aegean sea and the surrounding islands.
You can also take a trip to nearby Antiparos and visit its spectacular cave and turquoise-water beaches. And don't forget that Paros due to its position and importance, is linked not only to Piraeus (The port of Athens) and Rafina, but also to all the islands of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Samos, even Crete island and Thessaloniki which is the second biggest city in north Greece. The possibilities offered are limitless, both in moving around and in your stay, since Paros has an excellent tourist infrastructure.



Paros connected daily by air (Olympic Airways) with Athens, flight time 35 minutes. There are several flights every day. Telephones for information or reservations, Athens Tel: +30(210) 9666666, Paros Tel: +30(22840) 21900 & 91257.


Paros connected daily by ferry with the Port of Piraeus Athens (2:45 hours with a High speed ferry and 4:50 hours with a normal ferry) and also with follow islands, Naxos Mykonos, Ios, Santorini and several times the week with Crete, Amorgos, Koufonisia, Sikinos, Sifnos, Kos, Rodos, Ikaria, Samos, Syros, Tinos and the port of Thessaloniki.


Prefix for Greece +30

Port authority: 22840 21240
Olympic Airways: 22840 21900
Pharmacies: 22840 21449, 22088
Buses: 22840 21395
Taxis in SQ Parikia: 22840 21500
Medical Center: 22840 24410
Hospital: 22840 22500 -1 -2
Hotel Association: 22840 21810
Custom Office: 22840 21234
Airport: 22840 91257


The European Blue Flag On the occasion of the European Year of the Environment in 1987, the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe (FEEE) started a programme aimed at ensuring the proper organization and management of popular coastal beaches. This programme, known as the European Blue Flags, has now completed ten successful years of operation in 18 European countries. The programme is coordinated in each country by a national NGO operator in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment. A yearly award of a Blue Flag is given to those beaches and marinas which meet the criteria of the programme. Paros has to offer a great variety of beaches with crystal clear waters throughout the island and many of them award with blue flags.

Aghios Anargyros
About 200 m east of Naoussa this beach is also sandy with a few trees.

Approximately 4 km from the centre of Paroikia, you will discover two small sandy beaches. The smaller has taverns, the larger palm lined beach hosts an organised campground. You can reach this beach via bus or car.

This is a small, sheltered cove in the fishing village of the same name. Just east of Naoussa, there are a few traditional taverns.

This is a beautiful, small sandy beach with shade trees along the waterfront of the charming village. It offers a selection of taverns and coffee bars.

This is a uniquely beautiful and quiet beach located in the western section of the Bay of Naoussa. It is characterized by the natural sculptures formed in the granite by millennia of erosion by wind and rain that create a series of semi private coves. There are a tavern and coffee bar. You can reach this beach via boat from Naoussa or by car.

Kaminia – Souvlia
These beaches are at the north-western tip of the Bay of Paroikia, stretching from Martsello to the point of “Aghio Foka”. The cave of Archilohos is very near, a large opening in the nearly vertical cliff face, where it is said that Archilohos would retire for the inspiration to write his great poems of antiquity. These beaches are also serviced via the Paroikia-Krios boat or accessed by car.

2 km from the centre of Paroikia, also on the north end of the bay, Krios offers a beach snack-bar, tavern, and an organised camp ground. The water is extremely clear and there is regular boat service to and from Paroikia port. You can also reach the beach over land via the walking path or the inland road.

This is the popular and busy long, sandy beach at the northern side of Paroikia Bay. This beach is very organised and you will find a variety of businesses in the near vicinity.

Located approximately 1.5 km from Naoussa (towards Santa Maria) you will find this uniquely beautiful beach. Stretching around the eastern arm of the Bay of Naoussa its fine golden sand has formed dunes above and behind the strand. You can reach this beach by boat from Naoussa or by bus or private car (in which case be prepared for about a 20 minute walk to reach the beach).

8,5 km south of Paroikia and 1 nautical mile directly across from Antiparos port this beach is near the small resort settlement by the same name. Very popular with kite-boarders this beach hosts the international Kite Boarding Championship every summer. You will find accommodation, taverns and a dive shop: Access by bus and car.

This is a famous beach approximately 2.5 km south of Paroikia. Very popular with the youth, there are also beach bars and taverns and a campground nearby. You can reach this beach by bus (to the main road) or by car.

Chrisi Akti
This beach is among the most beautiful and is the longest sandy beach on the island. It is a veritable paradise for lovers of sea sports offering perfect conditions for any type of sailing activity. This beach has been awarded the “Blue Flag”, is very organised with luxury hotels, rooms and studios as well as surf-clubs, restaurants and bars.

Also in the western section of the Bay of Naoussa, and near the “Aghios Ioannis” Monastery, this is one of the most popular beach clubs on the island. There is food and drink and it can be reached by car.

This beach stretches between the hills of Kefalos and Antikefalos, the sight of the ancient ceramic works. It is supposed that the ancient city of Yria was located at the foot of these mountains. There are a few rooms-to-let and restaurants nearby. To the right of Molos is the beach Kalogeros, it has stunning multi-coloured cliffs comprised of natural mineral clay with healing properties. It is said that the beach got its name when a monk threw himself to his death from the top of the cliff. To the left of Molos are the beaches of Tsoukalia and Glyfades, also very popular with windsurfers.

Nea Chrisi Akti
Known the world over as the ideal beach for sea sports, windsurfing in particular, in the early 1990’s this beach became the location of the annual PWA championships held every August. They offer rental and storage of boards and boats as well as lessons for beginners and advanced levels. This beach enjoys all the amenities listed for “Chrisi Akti”, and can be accessed by car or bus.

Other beaches: Aghios Fokas (Paroikia), Aghia Eirini, Santa Maria, Xifaras, Piso Alyki, Piperi, Lolantonis, Tripiti.


There are many hotels and appartments, studios, rooms to let, campings, in Paros to satisfy any taste. If you plan ahead you can find the place you want at a good price, but you should not wait "till the last minute", it will probably be too late especially during the high season.

Other Services

Car and moto rentals



Churces and Monasteries

Byzantine Museum

Naoussa Folk Art Collection

Laographic Museum Kapari


In all areas around Paros you can find the traditional tavernas, many restaurants where you can enjoy various tastes. The party in paros has an early start on the beach bars (on some of the beaches) and then the famous nightlife follows with many bars and clubs where you can stay up all night!

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