PAROS IS AN ISLAND as luminous as its marble, the joy of the ar tist, a festival of colors and sensations, the Church of Ekatontapyliani (hundred gates), called by many the Agia Sophia of the Aegean. The island offers a refreshing, life-giving breeze, hospitable residents, beautiful traditional villages and countless sandy beaches. A cuisine rich with local delicacies and parian wines. Paros is the island of all ages that welcomes ever yone offering numerous activities for every season.


This is the capital town and main port of the island, with the greatest tourist traffic in summer. It maintains the Cycladic beauty and it is built on the ancient town inviting you to discover its hidden archaeology. In the center of Parikia there are ruins of the castle surrounded by little white houses with flowers, narrow alleys, arches and little churches.This little town is the commercial and cultural center of Paros as well as the main harbor of the island. It is a central station from which thousands of visitors are passing through every season to experience Paros and the Cyclades.


It is the most mountainous village of Paros and the most verdurous one. Lefkes was the capital of Paros during the 19th century. The village is located under a pinewood grove on the hill.A walk around its beautiful narrow streets with the white joints will impress you. You will see the old whitewashed houses, the House of Literature, the picturesque Ramnos area, a street with taverns and shops and a wonderful view of the Aegean Sea and Naxos in the background.

Where to swim

  • Krios beach
  • Martselo beach
  • Delfini beach
  • Parasporos beach
  • Agia Irini beach
  • Livadia Beach

Points of interest - Activities

  • Panagia Ekatontapyliani | close to the port
  • Kastro hill | old town Parikia
  • Marathi Marble Quarries | Marathi region, 4km outside Parikia
  • Valley of Butterflies visit | 6km outside Parikia
  • Kitesurf | Pounda(closetotheportofAntiparos)
  • Archaeological Museum of Paros | Parikia

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