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- Fascinating island of the Southern Aegean Sea
- Varied, paradisiacal beaches
- Romantic fishing and mountain villages
- Diverse monasteries, temples and archaeological sites
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Charming fishing villages with maritime charm, hilly landscapes and the turquoise Mediterranean invite you to an unforgettable holiday on Paros. Only a few metres from the sea you can rent a comfortable holiday apartment or a luxurious residence with unique views of the sea shore. Surrounded by luxuriant gardens and private pools, you will live in romantic communities such as Ampelas, Piso Livadi or Aliki. Alternatively, you can also find wonderful accommodation on the small neighbouring island of Antiparos.Fabulous inland domiciles
Away from the sea you will find dreamy mountain villages and hidden settlements inland where you can enjoy a relaxing stay. Between tranquil alleys, traditional inns and flowering plants you can live in a modern studio, an attractive vacation rental or a charming bungalow. The residential areas in Lefkes, Chorioudaki, Aneratza or Sotires offer wonderful peace and quiet.
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Location and orientation
In the southeast of the country and west of Naxos lies the popular holiday island Paros in the centre of the Cyclades. It is surrounded by small lonely islets, which together form a municipality of the Southern Aegean. Paros covers an area of 196,308 square kilometres and has around 13,500 inhabitants.Geographical features
In the heart of the island is a 771-metre-high mountain massif with two striking peaks. The foothills of the mountains extend towards the coasts and are cultivated agriculturally. Wetlands dominate with wild flower meadows, olive or lemon groves and shrubs.
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Along the 168 km long island coast there are countless paradisiacal beaches, which are made of fine sand or granite rocks, heavily frequented or remote. Not far from Drios runs the largest and most popular beach. The Golden Beach Paros is an oasis for water sports enthusiasts and sun lovers. Further dream beaches of the east coast lie in the proximity of Tsoukalia. Crystal-clear sea water and first-class bays are hidden in the north. Around Naoussa you will be provided with sunshades, sunbeds and gastronomy at six bathing areas. A real insider tip are the pebble beaches of the south, which are partly only accessible by boat due to rock formations.Picturesque villages
Brilliant white facades, colourful flower boxes, enchanting round buildings and historical sights await visitors in the charming villages of the island, which stretch in gentle hilly landscapes or along the coast. The main town of Paros is Parikia and lies in a wonderful bay in the northwest of the island. Dreamy harbours, typical taverns and winding stairways can also be found in Naousa or Aliki. Between plantations, vineyards and streams you can discover idyllic mountain villages. Prehistoric ruins, monasteries and legendary landscapes offer places like Lefkes, Marmama, Prodromos or Kostos.
Paros has the largest fishing fleet in the Cyclades and is a leader in the production of fish specialities.
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The architectural beauty of churches and monasteries characterises the townscapes of the municipalities. In more than 450 religious memorials visitors will find peaceful places of contemplation. Among the largest chapels are the impressive Ekatontapyliani Temple in Parikia and the St. George Basilica in Aliki.Exciting time travel
In Parikia there is one of the most important archaeological museums of Greece, which shows precious excavations of the islands Paros and Antiparos. The valuable finds provide information about human life from the Neolithic to the early Christian times. Among the numerous exhibits are relief marble plates which served as deathbeds in the 6th century B.C., statues or sarcophagi of antiquity.Historical heritage
One of the impressive monuments is the Franconian Castle of Paros, which demonstrates the powerful and rich past of the island. Elaborately built in round form, the majestic property of the 4th century houses remains of a temple, a chapel and residential complexes.