Hotels in Paros
What follows is a description of the most significant places you may choose to stay in Paros. If you are looking for hotels and prices you may scroll down.
Parikia is the capital of the island and is located on west coast. In Parikia is located also the main port of the island and for this there is a great tourist traffic during summer. It is a typical cycladean town; build in the location of the ancient town. There are narrow paved streets, two stored white houses with many flowers, churches and windmills. From the port begins the basic commercial street that leads in the heart of the town, where you can find many shops. In west part of Parikia is located since 1.600 years the Ekatontapiliani church, which is dedicated to Virgin Mary and is the jewel of Paros. The archaeological museum, the ancient cemetery and the Frankish castle are only three of the Byzantine monuments that you can visit. In Parikia you can also find the central bus station and taxi square. You can go on foot to the most famous beaches of Parikia, Krios and Livadia. There is a great variety of hotels, restaurants and bars for everyone.
Naoussa is located at the south part of the island, in a distance of 12 kilometers from Parikia. It is the pearl of Paros because Naoussa is a picturesque town with white houses and narrow streets. You will find many restaurants, hotels and shops because Naoussa has a great development. The most picturesque part of the town is the little port with many small fish boats, from which you can take a boat taxi to visit the beaches around. The most popular beaches are Kolimbithres, Monastiri, Santa Maria and Piperi. There is a bus station at the central square of the town and bus service to Parikia is very often. You can visit the Venetian Castle, the Ancient Tower and a lot of small churches around.
Lefkes is one of the most beautiful towns in the island of Paros, built amphitheatrically on a hill in the interior of the island. Lefkes was the medieval capital of Paros and was built at this location far from beaches, in order to be protected from pirate attacks. Abstains only 12 kilometers from Parikia and you can go there by bus or by private vehicle, passing the ancient marble quarries at Marathi. Houses are white with red-tile roofs and are full of flowers. The narrow streets form a maze and make impossible the pass of cars. For this, Lefkes is a very quiet town, without trouble. You can visit the folkloric-ceramic museum and some of the many churches. The most interesting church is Cathedral of Agia Trias, constructed from white marble and has a rare collection of Byzantine icons.
It is a small picturesque village at east coast and abstains only 18 kilometers from capital. It is located near the villages Marmara and Prodromos and there are many beaches around such as Logaras, Pisso Livadi, and Golden Beach. Easter in Marpissa is unique because takes place a representation of Holly Week. Don't forget to visit the monastery of Agios Antonios and the ruins of Venetian castle.
Only a kilometer far from Marpissa is located the Village Pisso Livadi. From its port are sailing boats daily to Naxos, Mykonos, Delos, Ios, Amorgos. There is a great variety of hotels, restaurants and bars and many bays too. Every year takes place the fest of Ascension Day in a traditional way with fish and wine.paros hotel
At Drios village you can find many beaches suitable for swimming and sunbathing. Golden Beach is only a kilometer far from Drios. Drios is a sea side location among trees, is very beautiful and is located 20 kilometers from Parikia.
Aliki is a small tourist center in distance of 16 kilometers southwest from Parikia. It is famous for the sandy, clear beaches and for the traditional taverns. Every summer on Aliki beach take place 2 events, “Festival Fish” and “Revival of ai Giannis Klidonas”. The little port is very beautiful and the locals very hospitable.
At southeast coast of Paros, is located Ampelas, in a distance of 3 kilometers from Naoussa. It is a “fish” village and the inhabitants are very kind and friendly. It is the ideal place if you want family vacations far from disturbances. You can swim at the clean beaches and you should try fresh fish at local taverns.
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