Wondering what the best things to do in Paros are? Have you already booked your stay at a Paros hotel and don’t have a clue what’s next?
Yeah, we thought so!
That’s why we created the ultimate guide for the best things to do in Paros island.
It doesn’t matter if you have already planned your trip to Paros or you’re thinking about making Paros your next holiday destination. You don’t have to start reading different travel guides, hoping that something will make sense!
All the information you’ll ever need about the must things to do in Paros is here.
So, let’s get started!
Swim at the best Paros beaches
Well, it’s not a secret! Paros beaches are one of their kind!
Mostly sandy and huge, Paros beaches won’t disappoint you.
But, let’s see some of the best Paros beaches you shouldn't miss!
Golden Beach Paros
You might already know that Golden beach Paros is one of the most popular beaches in Paros.
But why is that?
Except for being popular, Golden beach is also one of the best Paros beaches. It is a long organized sandy beach, extending for 700 meters, offering all the freedom you need for a perfect day at the beach!
Are you a watersports lover?
Then this beach is perfect for you! That's because it’s the absolute windsurfing paradise.
Aren’t you convinced yet?
Every year the Professional Windsurfing World Cup is organized at Golden beach!
What about now?
Pounda Beach Paros
If you love beach parties, this beach is a must!
Pounda beach may be tiny, but the parties organized by the beach clubs located there are huge.
Apart from the legentary beach parties, this beach has many facilities. Restaurants, beach bars, swimming pool, bowling alley, bungee jumping, watersports any many more.
One thing is for sure.
At Pounda beach Paros you’ll live unforgettable experiences!
Kolymbithres beach Paros
The scenery at Kolymbithres beach Paros is imposing!
Just imagine a sea with emerald waters, surrounded by dramatic granite rock formations! No wonder why this is one of the most popular beaches in Paros, right?
The best part?
Kolymbithres beach is full of little sandy coves! This means, you can choose the perfect cove and make it your own private beach of the day. Amazing, isn't it?
Tip: After a long day at the beach, you can go to a beach bar or a tavern located at the road leading to the beach.
Visit Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church
Make no mistake about it. This is not an ordinary church!
Panagia Ekatontapyliani is one of the most important and well preserved churches in Greece.
Its unusual name means “The church with a hundred doors”. This is because, according to the tradition, this church has 99 doors. However, the 100th secret door will open when Constantinople will become Greek again.
The complex of Panagia Ekatontapiliani includes the church of Virgin Mary and many chapels, such as the ones of Saint Nikolaos, Saint Dimitrios and Saint Theodosia.
Get lost at the picturesque Paros villages
Do you want to feel the traditional Cycladic vibe at its whole essence?
Then, visiting the traditional Paros villages is a must! Cycladic white and blue houses, colorful flowers, stone paved narrow streets and stunning views will make you fall in love with these villages.
Except for the main villages of Naoussa and Parikia, there are numerous other villages worth visiting!
But we guess you have no idea what these villages are.
No, worries. You'll know in a minute.
Let’s take a closer look at some of them!
Lefkes village Paros
This is one of the most beautiful villages in Paros, built on a green hill, 11 km away from Parikia.
Despite the mass tourism of the island, Lefkes village, hasn’t lost its traditional character. Like almost every Cycladic village, it has a main church, a main square, little white houses with balconies filled with colorful flowers and, of course, windmills!
Some of the places worth visiting when in Lefkes Paros are Agia Triada Church, the Folk Art Museum and the Byzantine Road.
Aliki village Paros
Looking for a peaceful little seaside village in Paros?
Aliki village is the perfect place for you!
This coastal village with the little port is the perfect destination for a day trip from Parikia or Naoussa.
So, what are you going to find at this beautiful village?
First of all, fresh local food. Most of the times, the restaurant owners produce the ingredients of their foods on their own! Can you think of a better way to be sure that your food has the best quality?
Secondly, the Cycladic Folklore Museum is located at Aliki village. At this museum, you’ll find several things related to the island’s history and tradition.
At last, at Aliki village you’ll find amazing beaches with many little coves, ideal for relaxation!
Marmara village Paros
Do you want to learn something interesting about Marmara village Paros?
Marmara means marbles in Greek. This little village took its name from the ancient marbles found at the area.
At Marmara village, you’ll find old mansions, the traditional white and blue Cycladic houses and beautiful churches.
What’s more, from Marmara village you can easily access some of the best beaches of Paros, such as Piso Livadi, Tsoukalia and Glyfada.
Travel back in time at Venetian Castle
Picture this. The remains of a picturesque stone made castle emerging from the sea in the middle of a little harbor. Impressive, right?
So it's time for a history boost!
The Venetian Castle (or Venetian Fortress) was built back in 15th century by the Sommaripa Dynasty. It was used as a watchtower for pirate attacks, thanks to its location and its view to the Aegean Sea.
Back to now!
The castle is now half-submerged under the sea. However, a narrow path still connects the beautiful watchtower of the castle with Paros island.
Tip: The best way to enjoy the view to the Venetian Castle is to have a meal at the traditional fish taverns opposite to it!
Watch the butterflies at the Butterflies Valley in Paros
Well, this is a truly magical place!
Lush greenery, cypress trees, plane trees and a spring with fresh water create a dreamy scenery! In this scenery you’ll find butterflies of the species Jersey Tiger Moth, as well as the local Parian butterflies.
But how can you spot the beautiful butterflies?
You’ll find them at the bushes, the stone fences and at the tree trunks.
But there’s a catch!
Butterflies often camouflage themselves, to have the same color with the leaves. This means it might be quite difficult to spot them!
Be aware! You’re not allowed to disturb the butterflies. This is because it will make them consume their precious energy. If this happens, they won’t make it till the end of their normal life journey.
Do wine tasting at Moraitis Winery in Naoussa
Did we just say wine tasting?
Most of us are in when wine is involved, right?
You’ll find Moraitis Winery at Agioi Anargiroi beach in Paros island. Inside this elegant huge winery, you’ll have the chance to visit the wine making center, the production area, as well as the bottling and storage areas. And, of course, the wine tasting hall!
Moreover, visiting Moraitis Winery, you’ll learn everything about the wine making history of Paros and all the local traditions.
Fact: Moraitis winery produces a great selection of tasty Greek wines. Such wines are Malagouzia, Assyrtiko, Mandilaria and Vaftra. What’s more, Moraitis Winery exports an amount of 300,000 bottles every year to countries such as UK, USA, Canada and Germany!
All in all, one thing is for sure.
In Paros, you’ll never get bored!
The things to do in Paros are so many, one trip to Paros will not be enough!
With our help, though, you have all it takes to have the best stay in Paros.
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