Paros island


parosParos located in the Cyclades south of Mykonos and west from Naxos, The terrain is mountainous and the dismemberment of the coast is smooth, mostly north, where there is the great gulf of Naousa. In the western coast there is the smaller Bay of Parikia. From north to south the island is crossed by bare mountains, with the highest
Prophet Elias (509 m) and Marpisa (771 m) located in the middle. On regional there are areas of lower elevations and two areas of lowlands, there are many natural harbors.

Paros is one of the most visited islands of the Cyclades Racing Mykonos and Santorini. Located south of Mykonos and near the island of Naxos. The main town and port of Paros, Parikia in the west coast, while the second largest city of the island is Naoussa in the eastern part of the island. One of the main products of the Parian Marble is known since antiquity.

The hospitable islanders dealing with tourism, fishing, farming and agriculture. Paros has been inhabited since early prehistoric times, in history have passed through here Minoans, Arcades, Athenians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Turks, as in most islands. Paros with the rest of the Cyclades were among the first places in Greece that were released after the Greek revolution. Near Naoussa is Kolimbithres a stunning beach with golden sand and beautiful beach.

In Parikia is the famous Byzantine church of the one Hundred Gates (Ekatontapyliani) one of the most famous churches in the Cyclades and the ruins of a Venetian castle of the 8th century. It is worth visiting the Archaeological Museum of Paros with important artefacts from the Cycladic period, classical Greek and Roman period and the Venetian castle in Parikia. One of the most famous monasteries of the island is that of Logovardas and the Monastery of Christ near the butterfly valley, another attraction of the island. The fifteenth of August, the island has a lot of people because of the feast of Our Lady for this reason it is good to have closed your accommodation and flights before.

paros picturesIn the small streets of Naoussa and Parikia, the visitor will find many shops, greengrocers, bakeries, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops selling souvenirs and Greek art. The Paros nightlife is also lively with a variety of shops and bars with Greek and foreign music. Paros has many fertile valleys and beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water, houses built in typical Cycladic architecture and an excellent tourist infrastructure.

The island has good roads and transportation, Paros also has an airport that is located near Pounda and Alyki. During the summer there are many daily ferries from Piraeus and other islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. Among the most famous beaches of Paros is the beach of golden coast, ideal for windsurfing, the beach near Naoussa Kolimbithres, Drios, Piso Livadi near Marpissa and more. Paros has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and offers many sports and activities like kite boarding and horse riding. Some of the beaches are ideal for windsurfing and diving. The island has a long tradition in tourism and its infrastructure is excellent. You will find any kind of accommodation, rooms, studios, villas and hotels.

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