Discover the true charm of Paros
There are many characteristics that have been attributed to the beautiful island of Paros, with its long history, wonderful nature and rich tradition. A well-known and renowned tourist destination, it always has something new to offer to its visitors. Those who have already visited it, next time they will find something they hadn’t discovered on their last trip!
The beautiful Parikia and the idyllic Naoussa may attract the visitors with the narrow alleys and the wild night life, but if you really want to experience the authentic and classic side of Paros.
Visit its hinterland and wander in the picturesque villages of Prodromos to admire the windmills, in the village of Lefkes with the stunning view from above and the Marbles to visit the church of Taxiarchis.
Indulge in the sun and enjoy the sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. Ideal for all tastes that will be unforgettable are: Kolimbithres, Chrysi Akti, Santa Maria, Pounta and the Monastery.
Enjoy the island’s gastronomy
Paros has one of the most famous local cuisines in Greece and also produces many products such as cheese, honey and wine. The favorite traditional dishes that are worth trying are the famous revithada, snails with barley, cod with spinach, cuttlefish with fennel and baked pies with seasonal greens.
Best time to visit Paros
The best time to visit Paros is mainly during the summer months but also the rest of the year, with an important period during Carnival where it maintains a tradition unchanged in time as well as the Easter period.
How to use transportation in Paros
Airport/port transfer options
The ferry connection from Athens to Paros is served mainly by the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, while sometimes there are itineraries from the port of Lavrio. You can also visit Paros by airplane.
Piraeus - Paros: Ferries from Piraeus to Paros run daily in summer. The duration of the trip is close to 3 hours by speedboat and around 4.5 hours by conventional ferry.
Rafina - Paros: The ferry connection is served daily by conventional ferries during the summer. The trip Rafina - Paros lasts from 4 to 6 hours.
Lavrio - Paros: The route runs several times a week and the route Lavrio - Paros lasts about 7 hours.
If you do not have your own means of transport you can discover the island by bus or taxi or you can rent a vehicle.
The main routes by bus are:
Parikia> Costos> Lefkes> Prodromos> Marpissa> P. Livadi> Logaras> (Beach) Pounta> Chrysi Akti> Drios and back
Parikia> Aliki> Parikia
Parikia> Naoussa> Parikia
Parikia> Naoussa> Prodromos> Marpissa> P. Livadi> Logaras> (Beach) Pounta> Chrysi Akti>Drios and back