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Why Paros Island in Greece is a must-visit

Written by Fiona

December 12 2018

Paros is a Greek island located in the central Aegean Sea. Covering on an area of 165km2, the round, pear-shaped island is part of the 220 islands that make up the Cyclades. The island is famous for not just its scenic beauty and lovely beaches but also its  architecture. The island also offers visitors a vibrant nightlife. All of these combined make Paros a must-visit the island.

Beautiful Paros island.

Where to stay on Paros

There is a range of different types of accommodation available all over the island, but most of the activities are based in Parikia and Naousa so these are good places to look for somewhere to stay while on holiday.

Accommodation ranges from hotels, apartments, maisonettes, studios, suites, bungalows to villas. However, if you are planning on embarking on a romantic getaway, it might be worthwhile surprising your partner by booking a villa at the seaside. Loyal Villas Luxury is a website that lets you book villas at waterfront properties with large patios, private pools, in-house chef services and beauty and health treatments, hence making your stay pleasant and enjoyable.

Great activities on Paros

Having an established tourist industry, the island offers a multitude of activities that offer something for all tourist. The beautiful, serene beaches are popular destinations. There is also the chance to charter a yacht, try different watersports or go sightseeing in towns and villages. For those that enjoy a fun night-life there are great options, too.

Windsurfing is a popular activity on Paros.

Things to do on the island

Watersports and sightseeing

Watersports are at the heart of touristy activities on the island and windsurfing is very popular thanks to a perfect combination of wind and waves. As well as boats/yacht cruises or tours, visitors can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving. Other watersports offered on the island at kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing and kiteboarding, which are available at beaches such as the Golden Beach and Santa Maria.

For sightseeing options try:

  • Folklore Art Museum of Cycladic Civilization
  • Archaeological Museum Parou
  • Venetian Fortress
  • PanayiaEkatondapiliani Cathedral
  • Frankish Castle
  • Marathi Marble Quarries.

Great beaches on Paros

The island is naturally replete with gorgeous beaches with spectacular views of the sea. From highly visited beaches such as Kolymbithres with its granite rock formations and gorgeous scenery, to more pristine, unspoiled beaches such as Molos and Ambelas, the island offers it all.

Chrissi Akti is host to the Windsurfing World Championship, and Ai Yannis/Monastiri hosts the local park’s annual festival from June-September.

Pretty villages and towns offer the chance for relaxation and a vibrant night life.

Nightlife

While there are plenty of bars and taverns on the island with parties/concerts/club nights hosted regularly, the following list contains the must visits:

  • Entropy Bar
  • Pirate Bar
  • Fotis Art Café
  • Monkey’s Cocktail Bar
  • True 22.

There is something for all holidaymakers to enjoy on Paros Island in Greece.

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