Paros is a Greek island, famous for its white marble and exceptional beaches. It’s one of the most visited islands in Greece — and for good reason! With its breathtaking scenery, ancient sites, and smooth seas, Paros is a must-visit destination for both tourists and locals alike.
With its stunning views of the Aegean Sea, Paros is a picturesque island in the Cyclades that offers year-round sunshine and an array of activities for every season.
In the past decades the Greek island of Paros has become a destination for travelers from around the world. Instead of built up resorts, you can now find a collection of beautiful villas on the island offering stunning views, stylish interiors, and plenty of privacy. And there is a very good reason why so many people choose to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a holiday in Paros. This magical island is one of the best places for a break away from it all.
So what a better way to experience the perfect time in Paros than from the comfort of your own elegant, romantic, and relaxing Paros villa. From the perfect setting for honeymooners to those who simply want to get away from it all, there is always an ideal Paros villa for each and everyone who’s seeking a holiday in one of Greece’s most engaging seaside destinations.
Why Holidays in Paros
The answer is simple: it is a multidimensional place that can offer you almost whatever you desire. If you are an active person and you want to spend your holidays by enjoying sports like kitesurfing and windsurfing then, you have the opportunity to visit the famous places on the island that can offer you the above-mentioned activities.
On the other hand, if you just want to relax while swimming in all kinds of beaches (large or small, popular or isolated) then you can do this in Paros. Discover new places, visit some traditional villages or walk through the beautiful alleyways of Parikia and enjoy your afternoon in the small available Naoussa’s marinas.
Beach parties and summer clubs are a very popular option, while enjoying your cocktail or drink accompanied with the music vibes. Maybe you are more into exploring and living the tradition of the place by visiting the Byzantine road at Lefkes or climb to the Venetian castle at the port. No matter what kind is your mood, Paros can offer it to you!!
Where to stay in Paros
This beautiful Cycladic island, in particular, has a lot to offer. Here’s an overview of where to stay in Paros:
Lefkes is a traditional, mountain village in the greenest part of the island. Offering the visitor a panoramic view. Lefkes was the island’s capital during the medieval era, and this is reflected in the architecture of the15th-century churches and a mix of Venetian, neoclassical, and Cycladic. One of the most recognizable landmark built in 1830 is the Church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity). You can also find several smaller churches, scattered all around the village. Lefkes is now a large tourist destination with wonderful tavernas, boutiques and museums. It has the Byzantine Road, an ancient stone path dating back to around 1000 A.D. Lefkes can get crowded, especially when a tour bus or two is in town, but is a nice place to relax.
Valley of Butterflies in Paros (Petaloudes):
Petaloudes is located 5 Km south of Parikia next to a monastery. Every year during the summer months, the valley is full of butterflies that create an amazing phenomenon. The trees of the valley have a sweet fragrance that draws the butterflies and this is the reason why is considered a very important biotope for these butterflies.
Kolympithres is a beаch in the gulf οf Nаоussa. It is actuаlly two neighbоr bеaсhes, divided bу rοck formаtiоns. Kolympithres can be reached by water taxis from Naoussa’s port оr by car. Both of them are organized beachеs with sunbеds but thеy are smаll and they often get crоwded. It is common to sеe peoplе sunbathing even on the rocks.
Parikia and Naoussa
Most travelers in Paros visit the two main villages of the island, Parikia and Naoussa. These areas offer easy walking access to great beaches, fine or casual dining, nightlife and great sightseeing. That’s why we recommend the following attractions in Parikia (The Byzantine church, Archaeological museum) and in Naoussa (The old port, the Venetian castle ruins and a winery)
Santa Maria is located in the northern part of the island. The coastline has an exquisite view on the neighboring island Naxos. It is known for its golden sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. So it is a perfect spot for snorkeling.
Behind the beach, there is a campsite which makes it a bit crowded during summer months but it still is one of the best places to stay in Paros.
Ultimate Luxury Paros Villas
In Paros, you will find a wide collection of amazing Paros villas to rent and spend your vacation with elegance and style. There’s at least one for any occasion, for your honeymoon, or even an escape for your family and friends.
You can rent a Paros villa specially designed to provide you a comfortable and luxurious stay with a sea view. So you can open the windows and enjoy the sun that floods the house and the sea breeze spreading out in front of you. A deluxe retreat with a minimalist style in respect of the simple Cycladic architecture combined with traditional Parian stone without missing the harmony of the surrounding scenery.
Of course, Paros Villas with private infinity pools and a panoramic view are always on the list. A beautiful window to the Aegean sea.
If you are planning to isolate and have time to relax we have you covered. With villa options close to green and quiet paths of the countryside, walking through traditional routes that lead to old mills and monasteries.
The amenities of the deluxe rental cover even the most demanding visitor, having all the comforts that one would expect to find in a modern luxurious residence. Everything has been designed and created to offer you an unforgettable stay experience. Fully equipped kitchens, spacious and air-conditioned rooms are just some of the amenities.
Paros Villas Close to Town
If you want to have your privacy but at the same time blend with the locals you can rent a villa close to Paros Town. You can find available villas that will be your hideaway of privacy and peace. A perfect combination for your desired holidays.
Villas in Kolympithres
To rent a villa in Kolympithres is a fantastic option for your vacation retreat. You can have many options, with unique décor that has drawn inspiration from the Cycladic architecture and come fully equipped with every amenity you may need in the creation of a cosmopolitan and carefree holiday. All these, while you relax next to your pool and admire the never ending Aegean sea.
Villas in Isterni
Imagine, relaxing in a villa on the hillside next to an infinity pool with panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. A stunning option, suited perfectly for those looking for a secluded and tranquil spot. You will feel completely in harmony with the villa’s natural surroundings and stylish, minimal interiors covered with traditional exteriors. The natural elements of earth (wood and stone) give you the feeling that you belong here.
Elite Concierge Services in Paros
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Step by step we will plan your important events and the only thing you have to do is enjoy our top of the line services and we will assure you that we will respond to your most demanding needs.
Things to do in Paros
If you have decided you want to visit Greece and specifically Paros island, the big question that implements itself is “What is there to do?”. Don’t worry, we have listed below the must-see attractions, activities and famous products of this blessed land.
There are many spots that you can find and have a good time while relaxing or swimming. From isolated spots to organized beaches like Santa Maria, Pounta, Chrysi Akti and Kolymbithres.
Paria Lithos – the world famous marble of Paros
We are sure that you have heard before about Venus de Milo, Hermes of Praxiteles, Temple of Apollo or even the Nike of Delos. All Those masterpieces have one thing in common, they are all made from the well known Parian marble for its purity and transparency. It is worth a visit to the ancient quarries in Paros!
When the wind and the sea decide to sculpt something using the earth’s material then the outcome is similar to “kolymbithres”. This place is full of granite rocks covered with sand creating unremarkable shapes and designs
Although the Archeological Museum of Paros is not big, it houses a great collection from the Neolithic period to early Christianity. The museum is located behind Panagia Ekatontapyliani in Parikia. It includes some important exhibits, for example the 6th century BC marble statue of Gorgon, the colossal worship statue of Artemis dated around 490BC, and a neolithic figurine of a woman sitting with crossed legs..
When you visit Naoussa’s marina it is hard to believe that this place used to be full of pirates.
Now, it is a place full of energy and music from the bars and restaurants. A place where visitors and locals enjoy the nightlife to the maximum.
Are you a sea sport addict? Then you must visit Paros and take advantage of the strong and steady winds that blow. You can find many places on the island for these activities like Pounta and Chrysi Akti.
Paros has become the last couple of years a famous destination for people seeking an exciting nightlife. In Parikia, the capital of Paros, you can find many options. There are plenty of bars and clubs, waiting to welcome you with music and drinks. On the amazing waterfront, you can spend your evening walking and drinking cocktails at the bars. At the top of the village, you can stop at the classic bar that is located there and enjoy some loud music.
Naoussa is also well known for its exciting parties and glamorous nightlife. Whatever your taste is you will find the appropriate club. Countless small bars are worth visiting in the streets of Naoussa. Even the bars at the port of Naoussa are very busy and work until the early morning hours. But if you are seeking lounge bars and seaside taverns you have plenty of options in the rest of the island.
How to get to Paros
There are regular and daily connections during summer time from Athens, either by ferry or plane. There are also plenty of connections by ferry between Paros and other islands of the Aegean sea. It is worth mentioning that during summertime, Paros receive many direct flights from abroad.
Ferries to Paros
There is a regular ferry connection between Paros and Athens’ ports. Ferries to Paros depart from Rafina and Piraeus port. Depending on your choice the trip can last from 4 to 6 hours. There is a connection between Paros and many other islands of the Cyclades, that is, Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos and Syros. Trips also available from the Heraklion port in Crete during the summer season.
Flights to Paros
Paros National Airport connects Paros with Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion and receives many flights from abroad. The airport is located roughly 10 km away from Parikia.
Choosing to spend your time in Paros seems to be just the right choice to feel free, see new things, relax and enjoy your time in one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean. And a beautiful Paros villa can make your days there even more memorable. Their convenience, elegance, and charm will make you feel like you’re living the ultimate Cycladic experience.
So why wait any other moment? Find your desired Paros villa today & start living a dream experience!