Paros Sightseeing

Museum of Popular Aegean civilization
The Foklore Musem in Lefkes exhibits various local tools, clothing and everyday objects and utensils, showing the traditional life of the inhabitants of Paros during past decades.   

Parikia, the capital of Paros, has maintained its picturesque style. Parikia’s cute harbor, decorated with white houses, is typical of the Cycladic architecture. Its port connects Paros with the mainland and the other Cyclades Islands.
The traveller is always amazed by the beauty of this town, where tourists blend with the locals’ everyday routine. Parikia is an ideal, modern venue any time of day or night, with its shops, bars, restaurants and tavernas. But there are parts in it that take you on a journey back in the past of Paros. In the oldest part of the town there is a 13th century Venetian castle, as well as a number of byzantine churches, that have preserved the color of the island in their architecture and style.

Naoussa has preserved the feeling of the pristine fishing village it truly is, beautifully mingling with the elegant atmosphere of the modern venue that it has become, with its tavernas and ouzeris, its bars and its clubs, the most famous in the Aegean.
But Naoussa’s biggest advantage is that its bay is the home to two of the most beautiful beaches of the island, Kolimbithres and Monastiri, attracting people from all over Paros for their natural beauty.

Antiparos, the small island-brother of Paros, is an ideal destination for those who love tranquil holidays, in the isolated Cyclades setting.
You can access Antiparos by ferry boat from Punta beach (10 minutes away) or by a smaller boat from Parikia (30 minutes).
Antiparos is worth a visit not only for the beauty of its main village, but also for its wonderful sandy beaches with azure waters. The impressive cave on Agios Ioannis hill is the number one attraction of Antiparos. Antiparos is ideal for a one-day trip, but also for your entire vacation.

Church Of Ekatontapiliani
Open all day until 8 in the evening
Museum: open every day 10.00-14.00 and 18.00-21.00
Next to the port of Parikia, stands gracefully the church of Ekatontapiliani (the church with the hundred gates), one of the most important Byzantine monuments in the whole Greece. The Church, built in the 4th century AD, is dedicated to Virgin Mary. According to the local tradition, it was founded by Saint Helen, mother of Saint Konstantinos (emperor of Constantinople).
The visitors entering the cathedral can admire its dome and the old byzantine icons.
In the arcade of the church there is a Byzantine museum with a wide collection of important relics of the church.


Archeological Museum
Open daily 8.30-15.00, except Monday
The archaeological museum of Paros is located close to the cathedral church of Ekatontapiliani. It hosts the chronicle of 6000 years of history. There are exhibits dating from the prehistoric and the Neolithic period until the Roman era, as well as unique sculptures made of Parian marble.

The ''Skorpios'' Folklore Museum
The ''Skorpios'' Folklore Museum in Alyki features a collection of miniature boats created by the artist Benetos Skiadas. It also exhibits a Parian house, a traditional café, a windmill, a blacksmith’s workshop and everyday objects.

Ancient Marble Quarries
Located in the region of Marathi in Paros, the ancient marble quarries, where the famous Parian marble was being produced since antiquity, are now abandoned, but definitely worth visiting.

Ancient Cemetery
Recent excavations brought to light one of the most important and oldest cemeteries of Cyclades. The Cemetery, situated near the Parikia harbour, was used from the 8th century BC until the 3rd century AD.

Agia Anna Hill
On the hill of Agia Anna there are the ancient ruins of Delion and the Asklepeion, as well as the Pytheion temple.

The Monastery of Loggovardas
Located about 7 km away from Parikia, the monastery of Loggovardas, built in 1638, is one of the most impressive monuments of Paros. Access is allowed to men only and visitors must be dressed descently.

The Venetian Castle
The Venetian Castle situated north of Naoussa is one of the most interesting sights of Paros, as it’s half-sunken beneath the surface of the sea.

The Church of Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos is the protector saint of sailors and this church is dedicated to fishing boats. The small whitewashed church of Agios Nikolaos is located in Naoussa.

The Mycenaean Acropolis
The Mycenaean Acropolis in Koukounaries, just above Kolymbithres beach in Naoussa, was built in the 13th century BC. Not much of it is left today, but it’s worth a visit, at least for the mesmerizing view.

The Church of Agia Triada

In the picturesque village of Lefkes you will find the Church of Agia Triada. Situated on a hill above the village, Agia Triada is constructed with exquisite Parian marble.

The entire pristine village of Lefkes is worth a visit. Take a walk around the stone paved streets and admire its traditional churches, the traditional architecture and the wild nature that surrounds it.

The Antiparos Cave
Situated on the hill of Agios Ioannis on the small island of Antiparos, this cave, full of impressive stalagmites and stalactites, is one of the most important sights of the whole Aegean Archipelagon.

Butterfly Valley - Petaloudes
The Butterfly Valley in Psychopiana, approximately 6 km away from Parikia, is the finest natural site on Paros. In a magical area of lush vegetation and running waters, visitors are amazed by the thousands of butterflies all around. You can see the butterflies during the summer months, hiding in the shades or camouflaging on the leaves.

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