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The Islands of Paros & Antiparos
In the heart of the Aegean Archipelago, there is a cluster of islands of unique beauty which are given their name after the circle they shape around the holy island of Greek antiquity, Delos. The Cyclades are basically perceived as the cradle of Greek culture that developed in the area 5,000 years ago.
The beautiful island of Paros is in the center of the Cyclades and 92 miles east of Athens.
The Beautiful Landscape of Paros
The Parian landscape is fascinating with undulating hills spotted here and there by private chapels, fertile valleys, golden coasts, and picturesque whitewashed villages spread all around the island. The harbor and capital of the island, Parikia, offers religious, archaeological and cultural monuments while the cobbled streets in the old part of the town reveal cultural treasures and a very attractive shopping area. A visit to the Byzantine Church of Virgin Mary, Ekatontapyliani (also called Katapoliani) is an experience not to be missed. In the northern coast of the island, there is the picturesque fisher’s port and the second town of the island, Naoussa. This area has an intense traditional color and vibrant nightlife, the Gulf of Kolimpithres with the uniquely formed rocks, the ancient quarries of the snow-white Parian marble from which masterpieces such as the Venus of Milos, the Hermes of Praxiteles and the Pediments of the Parthenon were created.
Water Activities & More
However, Paros has so much more to offer! The island has become a world-famous tourist destination where visitors enjoy the intact nature, the fascinating sea, in-sculpted beaches and deserted islets, traditional colors, rich local Mediterranean cuisine, countless local feasts, and religious events. Paros is also known as an ocean lover’s paradise with windsurfing, sailing, walking, and island hopping. One can even set sail on a boat trip to the other surrounding locations with an hour-long tour. The hospitable Parian people love to welcome guests, teach them how to dance the “ballo”, share their cultural wealth and offer a unique holiday experience.
Unique Experiences – Kitetrips & Antiparos Diving
KITETRIPS & DOWNWIND – Paros is a meeting point for surfers and water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. Do not miss the chance to enjoy its friendly waters and embrace a unique experience with professional guidance and all the necessary precautions.
ANTIPAROS DIVING – Discover the majestic underwater world of Antiparos and dive into reefs that are protected from the usual summer north wind. Feel the peace and harmony of the sea bottom and become part of a memorable experience!
BY AIRPLANE – Paros is connected to the airport of Athens with scheduled domestic flights. The flight takes about 20 minutes.
BY FERRY – Parikia harbor is a major hub for Aegean island ferries and catamarans with several daily connections between the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, Heraklion Crete and other Cycladic islands such as Naxos, Ios, Koufonissia, Santorini and Mykonos. The trip from Athens takes around 3 hrs. on a highspeed ferry and around 5 hrs. on a conventional ferry. Connection to Antiparos is only possible by ferry – departing from Alyki and by motorboat from the port of Parikia. The trip takes 15 minutes.