In the center of the Cyclades Islands, in the Aegean, PAROS has always been a top destination for summer vacations in Greece, for both Greek and foreign travelers.
The unique vernacular architecture of the villages, coupled with the unrivalled natural surroundings, the Mediterranean crystal clear waters, the Byzantine old footpaths, breathtaking landscapes and the hospitality of the locals call for unforgettable leisure holidays and make Paros one of the best loved holiday destination in Greece.
Parikia, the capital of Paros, is a beautiful Cycladic village with whitewashed cubic houses and impressive neoclassical mansions. A well preserved 13th century Venetian castle stands proudly on a hill at the centre of the village offering an amazing view of Parikía. In the capital you can also admire an Orthodox monument, build on 6th century, church of ‘Panayia Ekatontapyliani’ or else ‘Katapoliani’. The name “Ekatontapylianí” means the church with a 100 gates, one of which is a secret one till today! Don’t miss the chance to visit the baptistery (4th century AD), one of the best preserved baptisteries in the Orthodox East, and the Byzantine Museum. The Parikía Byzantine Museum is housed on the ground floor of the church. It’s exhibits include icons, wood-carved iconostases and other heirlooms from various monasteries and churches on the island.
A visit also to Naousa of Paros is a must! The cosmopolitan village of Naousa is just 10 km off the capital town of Parikia, on the northern part of the island, inside a large and circular picturesque bay, easily mistaken for a clear water lake.
Being the meeting point of the international and local “jet set”, Paros is famous for its night life, and for a multitude of excellent golden beaches, varying from small wild and more secluded, to the fully organized ones, ideal for everyone. Naousa is proudly fulfilling every need for all visitors.