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Travel Guide to Paros Island – Greece

In the heart of the Cyclades, Paros, with 15.000 inhabitants and 120km of coastline, is a whole world fulfilling everybody’s dream of an Aegean island. Serene landscape with fertile valleys and rolling hills dotted with small churches and monasteries, endless sandy beaches with sparkling blue waters, famous monuments from the lands rich ancient and medieval past, picturesque white villages bathed in the unique, dazzling Aegean light.

All this, along with warm hospitality, excellent tourist facilities, rich cultural life, cosmopolitan ambience, but also the possibility of seclusion, have combined to make Paros one of the most favourite spots in the Cycladic islands.

For thousands of years the island’s economy was driven by the delicate, white marble which was quarried there. Famous for its translucency it was used in many of the classic Greek artefacts housed in museums around the world. Still a Mecca for artists, who come for peace, inspiration and the light, the island stimulates creativity and encourages reflection and contentment within even the most hardened cynic.

During recent decades, tourism has developed into the main source of income and has brought with it a new generation of Parians who, proud of their island and their culture, are balancing convenience and accessibility with tradition and environmental conservation.

The famed longevity of the natives on the Greek islands is attributed to their diet, consisting mainly of fresh salads, fish, and locally grown meat and vegetables. Dressed with olive oil and washed down with chilled Paros wine, the Cycladic cuisine is refreshing and delicious.

The fertile soil of the island’s plains and valleys is still cultivated, producing olives and grapes for export plus a large variety of fruits and vegetables for local consumption.

The fertile soil of the island’s plains and valleys is still cultivated, producing olives and grapes for export plus a large variety of fruits and vegetables for local consumption.

  • Guided trekking tours
  • Guided sailing tours
  • Yoga sessions
  • Qi Gong sessions
  • Horseback riding tours
  • Diving tours and lessons
  • Water sports
  • Cooking classes
  • Scheduled ferries and local island-hopping boats make it easy to visit Mykonos, Delos, Ios and even Santorini without having to stay there overnight
 
Προβολή μεγαλύτερου χάρτη

There are many charter flights available to the neighbouring islands of Mykonos and Santorini. From there you can continue to Paros by boat. Alternatively you can fly from almost any big European city to Athens and:a. further fly to Paros using Olympic Air. Early booking is advisable, because of limited availability.

b. go to the port of Piraeus and get a boat to Paros (daily connections). It’s important to know that it takes about 2 hours to reach the port of Piraeus by Bus or Metro after you have landed. From the port of Piraeus you can buy a High-Speed Ferry ticket (the ferry to Paros takes about 3 hours). Collecting you from the port or airport of Paros is included in your holiday package.

Book your flight to and from Paros (PAS) or Athens (ATH) airport using the search engine form below:

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