Cyclades

Paros

wh173541l5 on February 11, 2019

Paros is one of the most popular islands to visit in Cyclades.  Located in the heart of Aegean Sea, it offers multiple choices for having a stylish sailing vacation. This travel guide includes island’s best choices regarding the beaches, restaurants and bars. The beautiful picturesque alleys of Naoussa will leave you speechless. Start your cruise from the beautiful port of Piso Livadi and explore the nearby bays and coves!

  • Parikia is the capital of Paros with charming alleys that are fun to get lost in. Do not miss to see the Ekatontapiliani church, a landmark Byzantine church, and the archaeological museum as well.
  • Naoussa is a little fishing village with charming alleys that are fun to get lost in. Offering a plethora of restaurants and bars, head to one of them to enjoy an afternoon of relaxing ouzo sampling.
  • Discover the marble quarries: Paros was once world famous for. In Marathri, in the middle of the island, the ruins of the marble guild open their doors to its underground galleries. Not far from here is the monastery of Agios Minas a symbol of the island’s architecture on a hill.
  • The Valley of Butterflies or Petaloudes: observe the hundreds of butterflies that come to this beautiful valley for shelter.
  • Lefkes Village: is a small cute peaceful village and the perfect place for a day of immersion in everyday Cycladic life. A MUST SEE.

  • Sail to Despotiko beach and explore the amazing beauty there! Follow our itinerary!
  • Panteronisia are also across Paros and you can visit them only by boat!
  • Langeri is a very quiet, far from the road sandy beach that is difficult to be found as it is not well sign-posted. Not very busy, so good if you prefer tranquility!
  • Monastiri is a small rocky bay on the northern side of Paros. This beach is organized and accessible from Naoussa but it is more beautiful when you are onboard!
  • Molos Beach located on the western coast is a little paradise yet undiscovered by mass tourism.
  • Agios Fokas is an unorganized beach at the entrance of the gulf of Parikia. Although it is located close to popular beaches of Paros, Agios Fokas remains calm and secluded.
  • Pigadaki is an unorganized remote cove on the southern part of Paros.

  • Naoussa Bay is a large bay on the NE of the island. Within the bay there is the harbor of Naoussa and several attractive anchorages. In the north east corner there is a beach and a tiny monastery.
  • Agios Ioannis is an excellent all weather anchorage. Anchor either to the S of the beach at 5-6 m or to W at 8-12 m
  • Plastira anchorage is the same as Ayios Ioannis but somewhat more exposed and less secluded.
  • Langeri is also a good anchorage but not as pleasant as Ayios Ioannis because of the nearby power plant.
  • Near Parikia is a more quiet off-shore anchoring to the north of Parikia but within dinghy distance, behind Cape Ayios Fokas. These anchorages are exposed to the south wind but are well protected from the meltemi.
  • Marpissa could be a possible anchorage off the picturesque village with good shelter from the meltemi.
  • Aliki is a large bay on the south side of the island offers good protection from the meltemi. The town is pleasant, less crowded than Parikia or Naoussa and it is much closer to the airport. Look before you anchor as there is a huge anchor near the center of the bay. Good holding in sand.

  • Do not miss the opportunity to see unusual natural landscape at Kolymbithres beach. You will see red and green clay rocks, where you can enjoy a really effective spa for free!
  • Marchelo beach, located in Parikia bay in Paros consists of rocky coves that offer seclusion!

  • Pounda is a nice sandy beach close to Parikia. It gets very popular for its beautiful environment and the beach bars as well as for the kite surfing! The sea turns into a colorful place due to the kite surfers!
  • Santa Maria is a beautiful, organized beach in a close distance from Naoussa. Many watersports centers are offered along the coast.
  • Golden Beach, a great place to practice windsurfing.

  • Thea ex Anatolon, located in ‪Pounta is one of the best restaurants in Paros. Enjoy the view, the wine list and the amazing dishes.
  • Mario Restaurant is a very popular seafood restaurant with amazing food and stunning view of the little port.
  • Tsachpinis is a well known restaurant, famous of its fresh seafood.
  • Sigi Ihthios is a beautiful seafood restaurant located on the port of Naoussa, where tiny fishing vessels are moored.
  • Barbarossa is a very famous restaurant with a long tradition of serving tasty Greek food. Accompany your meal with Greek wine or ouzo and enjoy the view of Naoussa’s port.
  • In Alyki there is a cute traditional Greek tavern by the sea called Alyki where you can enjoy ouzo and amazing seafood.
  • Impasto pizza bar serves perfect quality pizza even in the late hours.
  • Aspro in Ampelas Beach is a seaside restaurant and beach bar. The classic fish restaurant of Damianos in the scenic harbor turned into a trendy beach resto in shades of white, with a comfortable setting and a large bar.
  • Strongly recommended the restaurant, Sweet Smelling Kitchen, located in the magical village of Lefkes. A MUST SEE place. Enjoy light late lunch/light dinner with homemade pies, desserts, jams and traditional liquers.
  • Carino situated in Naoussa for breakfast and coffee.
  • Paradosiako is the best Donut and Dessert Shop in Naousa. Greek Donuts also known as ‘’loukoumades’’is something you have to taste before leave the island of Paros.
  • Sousouro is the best place for breakfast in Naoussa with views of the Aegean Sea.

  • Barbarossa is the must place for drinks in Naoussa. It is situated in a different spot from the restaurant.
  • Sante Cocktail Bar is a cute little bar in Naoussa perfect for early drinks!
  • Agosta bar is located in the old port offering a breathtaking view of the pretty port of Naoussa.
  • Shark bar in Naoussa is a two storey bar. Get lost in the alleys and enjoy your drink under the starlight of Paros.
  • Come Back bar in Naoussa is a unique bar serving amazing cocktails.

  • Traditional cheeses of Paros, such as goat cheese can be purchased at the local product shops.
  • Souma is the local raki, a product of single distillation of grapes.
  • The gouna is a Parian delicacy and consists of a mackerel fish that have been dried under the sun and is served grilled, with a bit of lemon.
  • The traditional petimezinia which is an amazing sweet.
  • Do not miss the local pumpkin pie!

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