Paros has amazing archaeological sights, magnificent beaches and picturesque villages that are worth visiting. Here are some to put on your exploration agenda.



Incredibly varied and diverse, Paros’ beaches are among the best of the Aegean. Cosmopolitan or tranquil and unspoiled, sandy or rocky, your dream beach awaits you!

  • Kolimbithres. A sight to behold with its striking rock formations and coves
  • Chrissi Akti. One of the major windsurfing hubs
  • Santa Maria. Features sandy shores and crystal-clear turquoise waters
  • Kalogeros. Secluded and tranquil
  • Faragas. A family-friendly beach, protected from strong winds
  • Pounda. Lively and popular, ideal for wind surfing
  • Monastiri. A secluded cove with a great beach bar

Explore the authentic Cycladic charm in picturesque villages near Naoussa that seem untouched by time.

Lefkes. Arguably the most instagrammable village in Paros, best visited early in the morning when visitors are not that many
Prodromos. A serene village surrounded by strong fortress walls dating back to the Middle Ages.
Marpissa. A lovely maze of winding alleys, chapels and typical Cycladic houses Kostos. Offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, from its beautiful balcony-like setting
Marathi. Mostly known for the nearby ancient marble quarries, Marathi is always a great escape idea.

Caught between the moon and Paros. Now that's a true blessing in life!


Paros has a strong culinary identity rooted in local ingredients that stand among the finest of their kind. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try them -and you may want to take them home!

Parian Wines. The best-known local varieties include Mandilaria and Mavro Aidani.
Figs. If you are visiting the island in August, try the fresh, juicy ones. Otherwise indulge in the famous dried figs of Paros.
Fragrant honey. Most likely the best in the Aegean Sea.
Herbs. Don’t forget to pack oregano, sage and thyme. All of premium quality.
Capers. Wild and full of flavor.
Suma. An alcoholic beverage crafted using an eight-century-old technique of distilling grape leftovers.
Cheeses. Xinomizithra, ladotiri, tulumisia and kopanisti are among the most famous.


Throughout the year Paros’ calendar is doted with numerous events and festivals. Here are some highlights you shouldn’t miss.

  • June 23. Festival of Ayios Yiannis. In Naoussa, Aliki, Prodromos
  • July 2. Festival of fish & wine. In Naoussa
  • July 17. Revival of “Tsabouna”. In Naoussa
  • August 6. Festival of Sotiras. In Aliki, Marpissa
  • August 15. Assumption of Mary. Ekatontapyliani Church in Parikia, and all over the island
  • August 23. Pirate festival in Naoussa
  • 28 & 29 August. Festival of Ayios Yiannis Detis. In Naoussa and Lefkes.

Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani. One of the best-preserved Paleo-Christian monuments in Greece.

Butterflies Valley. Keep an eye for the stunning butterflies gracing this valley of cypress trees, olive groves and fruit trees.

Paros Environmental & Cultural Park. Situated on the Agios Ioannis Detis peninsula, the Park is an area of hidden coves and remarkable rock formations, of azure waters and also home to the church of Agios Ioannis Detis.


Paros is home to numerous sites, historical and cultural wonders waiting to be explored.

The Sanctuary of Delian Apollo. Founded in the late 9th century BC it is located on a high hill north of Parikia, facing Delos Frankish Castle. Built in 1260 by the Venetians, it now sits amidst the traditional small streets of Parikia Archaeological Museum of Paros.

Delve into the Classical and Roman eras of Paros through the museum’s impressive collection. The Venetian Fortress of Naoussa. Constructed in the 15th century, it was used as a watchtower for pirate attacks.