PAROS: Ideas for the Perfect Vacation To-Do List
Let’s look at some exciting and entertaining ideas that can make it into your to-do list while traveling in Paros!
Paros is a beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea. With its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking views, it’s no surprise that it is a popular destination for tourists. There’s something for everyone in Paros, from art and culture to outdoor activities. If you’re planning a trip to Paros, here are some of the top things to do and see!
Visit the Old Town of Parikia
Parikia, located in Paros in the Cyclades Islands of Greece, is a beautiful and vibrant port town with plenty of attractions for visitors. It’s home to an array of Greek restaurants, an idyllic waterfront promenade, and lively nightlife. With its stunning architecture, proximity to the sea, and warm Greek hospitality, a visit Parikia is a must for anyone looking to experience all that Greece has to offer.
The main attraction in Parikia is the Church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, also known as the Cathedral of 100 Doors. This Byzantine monastery is believed to be one of the oldest churches in Greece, and its history and architecture make it a must-see.
For the best views of the town and the surrounding islands, take the cable car ride up to the hilltop of Profitis Ilias. Once there, you can visit the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, or simply enjoy the views from the observation deck. When the sun goes down, Parikia comes alive with a vibrant nightlife. From taverns and bars to clubs, there’s something for everyone in this lively port town. And for those looking for something a bit more cultural, Parikia hosts a range of music, theater, and dance performances throughout the year.
Explore the Beaches
One of Paros’ most well-known beaches, Kolimbithres is found in Naoussa or Plastira Bay. The enormous granite rocks that line this beach are especially remarkable since they have been carved over the years by the sea and wind into unusual, smooth patterns. It is regarded by many as one of the most stunning beaches in Greece.
The beach of Kolimbithres, whose name translates to “swimming pools,” is made up of a series of little sandy coves that occasionally offer a few fortunate people the joy of their own private, tiny bay. Others of the beaches provide the option to rent sun loungers and umbrellas, and some even have facilities for participating in water sports.
Another beautiful beach in Paros is Golden Beach, which is located south of Parikia. Golden Beach (Chrissi Akti) is a 700-meter-long stretch of golden sand beach that is well-known among windsurfers for its favorable wind conditions.
On this beach, the Professional Windsurfing World Cup is held in August, drawing a large crowd of famous windsurfers. The organized Golden Beach has lots of windsurfing facilities.
Santa Maria is a lengthy coastline divided into two quiet, golden sand beaches that provide a lovely perspective of the island of Naxos and the clear, turquoise waters. It is located nearby Naoussa in Plastira Bay. The first is frequently referred to as Santa Maria Camping because it is close by. Both of them look out onto Aliki Bay. The second is on the right side of the road, about a kilometer past the first. Magnificent views can be enjoyed from the bay!
Take a Yacht Day Trip
The best way to explore Paros is by taking a private yacht tour. This way, you can set your own itinerary, explore the island at your own pace, and even take a dip in the turquoise waters. Plus, the fresh sea air is sure to make for a refreshing and invigorating experience.
On your journey, you’ll get to see some of the most breathtaking views, from picturesque fishing villages to majestic mountains. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the island’s secluded beaches, with their dazzling white sand and turquoise waters. Be sure to stop off at some of the island’s charming tavernas, where you can enjoy delicious local delicacies and traditional Greek hospitality.
While in Paros abroad on the luxurious yacht, don’t forget to explore the nearby island of Antiparos, a Cycladic island with many hidden beauties to discover!
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Enjoy the Nightlife
Paros has a vibrant nightlife, with many bars, restaurants, and clubs to choose from!
The charming small Paros village of Naoussa, where Linardo Bar is located, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife. It is a stunning club that is located directly on the historic Venetian harbor.
The club, which is housed in a historic, exquisite structure, has a lovely atmosphere, and views of the fishing port and the water make you feel as though you’re floating in the ocean. Dance music plays nonstop till dawn, and the fun never stops!
The Pounda Beach Bar has a large lounge area. The best DJs in Europe are playing the best modern dance music in a huge dance hall with a Greek flare. One way to get into the Pounda Beach vibe is to dance on the beach till daylight. The partying doesn’t stop on the sand of the beach though! The Pounda Beach Bar, also, includes a large swimming pool that fills with bodies dancing to the rhythm of the music!
In Naoussa, the all-night scene known as Vareladiko is where the partying never ends! The top DJs in the world are fueling the crowd as the bassline can be heard for miles away out by the bus station. Vareladiko is well known for never having a closing time.
This club is for you if you want to remain out all night. Vareladiko, one of the top dance clubs in Greece and the best in Paros, is located in Naoussa and is known for its immersive environment and all-out dance party.
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