Paros is the third largest island of Cyclades. It is situated at the center of the island group, making it an ideal island-hopping base. Boasting 105 miles of coastline, Paros is filled with dozens of small and big beaches and bays. The main port is located in the island’s capital, Paroikia, whereas Naousa and Piso Livadi feature marinas that host private boats and sailing excursions. At the center of Paros lies the Marpissa mountain from which water streams find their way to the sea, creating a biotope of immense diversity, one of the richest in the Mediterranean.
The island’s infrastructure is perfectly adequate for every need, featuring a state-of-the-art road network, a plethora of public and private transportation options, and healthcare centers.
There are daily flights from Athens or Thessaloniki directly to Paros Airport, of an approximately 30-minute duration.
If sailing is your preferred way of travelling, take a high-speed or regular ferry from Piraeus or a Seajet from Rafina port and reach the port of Paros within 3-5 hours.
On the other hand, you might want to consider reaching the island by your own means, be it a charter flight or yacht cruise.
A lovely, crystal water beach stretching at just 500 ft from your villa. All the azure charms of the Aegean literally within a stride.
Calm and sandy bay, close to island’s capital, a picturesque haven for small fishing boats. When swimming whets your appetite, just visit one of the sea food taverns by the beach and enjoy.
A beautiful, well organized beach with many ways to enjoy: enjoy a cocktail on your sunbed, try snorkeling or do a beach sport – anything goes at Santa Maria.
Granite rocks, beautiful geological formations and shallow, warm water make this beach one of the most well-loved on the island. A must-see and, indeed, a must-swim!
On a more cosmopolitan note, the Golden Bay (Chrysi Akti) teems with life, complete with beach bars and water sports, including wind surfing thanks to the mild southern sea winds.
Parasporos is located south of Parikia, the capital of Paros, next to a campsite, which is the reason why it is often very crowded. It is a large beach with emerald waters and golden sand.
Paros is a place that invites and dares you, appealing to all senses, all ages, all people. Just trust your footsteps and let them lead you to the next magnificent sight: most certainly it’s just around the next corner.