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Paros: What to do when you get there?

Geography

Paros, Greece is an incredibly beautiful, colloquially-Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. Just next door to Santorini, Mykonos, and to the West of Naxos, Paros is one of the islands of the Cyclades archipelago. Parikian is the capital of Paros, and the primary hub for visitors traveling to and from the airport, and between islands. 

History

Paros was first inhabited by ancient Grecians as early as the Mesolithic era around 7500 ~ 6500 The picturesque old town of Naoussa and it’s harbours have been fought over for many centuries by the Turkish and Russians. the port is still a beautiful centre for trade, especially marble.

Paros is known for it’s stunning marble exports. The marble from the quarries in Paros is very fine, pure-white and very transparent - up to 7cm - making it ideal for carving beautiful works of art. Many famous ancient sculptures were made using this exact marble, and even Napoleon's tomb was made from this highly-sought after material. Today, Paros still produces the marble, at the Marathi quarries, and can even be visited by tourists.

Naoussa Harbour

In addition to being a hub for marble exports, Naoussa Harbour will likely be the cutest little dockside town you will ever see. Traditional white and blue Greek buildings line the waterway, while tiny white and blue boats rock back and forth in the clear turquoise waters. Lined with plenty of restaurants and cafes, visitors can sit and have an outdoor lunch or drink and soak in the sun. The Greek use the harbour for fishing and trade, and Naoussa is also a hub for Greek island nightlife.

Antiparos Cave

Antiparos Cave, also known as the Cave of Agios Ioannis Church, is located 400 meters underground, accessible by stair. Rumored to be the number one attraction in Paros, this is one natural wonder that you have to experience. The caves are incredibly magical in person- much more so than in photos. The winding stairway takes you deep into the earth, claustrophobics beware. The ceiling of the caves are a cathedral of stalactites and stalagmites- which are icicle-shaped mineral formation caused by dripping water over many many years time.

Paroikia Ekatondapiliani Church

The name of this famous monastery translates in Greek to “Virgin of the hundred doors”. There is a great deal of myth and mystery that surround this site, and where the hundred doors came from. An ancient Greek mystery states that the church has 99 doors, and the last would magically appear when Constantinople was conquered. The Beautiful stone face and stunning interior make the church a primary spot to visit on the island.

 

Lefkes Village

This tiny white village is a must-see for visitors to Paros. Typical of Greek architecture, you will see the white buildings and blue- domed churches. The streets are lined with large slates of rock, and colorful pink bougainvillea flourish on roofs and sides of homes. These typical white structures were historically made to house the poorer Grecians, and are made of volcanic materials. It’s a beautiful, unique spot to see, and of course makes for epic travelling photos.

 

Beaches of Paros

Churches and caves aside, beaches are obviously a main pull for visitors of Paros. These soft-sanded beaches are the gateway to beautiful, clear blue waters of the Aegean sea. Greek waters like these are unrivaled. Some of the top beaches to see are, Golden Beach, Lageri, Pounda, Martselo, Santa Amria, and Agios georgios on Antiparos. But these beaches are just for laying. There are many fun adventures to try on and nearby them, as well!

Adventure Activities

Many visitors to Paros say their favorite adventures have been windsurfing and kitesurfing in the gorgeous waters. Those in the mood for a relaxing but physical adventure will enjoy the sights by sea kayak or  go scuba diving and see the exotic underwater wildlife. Paros also offers boat tours, snorkelling, swimming, and just downright fun! You can check out all the activities available here.

 

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          Paros: What to do when you get there?

          Geography

          Paros, Greece is an incredibly beautiful, colloquially-Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. Just next door to Santorini, Mykonos, and to the West of Naxos, Paros is one of the islands of the Cyclades archipelago. Parikian is the capital of Paros, and the primary hub for visitors traveling to and from the airport, and between islands. 

          History

          Paros was first inhabited by ancient Grecians as early as the Mesolithic era around 7500 ~ 6500 The picturesque old town of Naoussa and it’s harbours have been fought over for many centuries by the Turkish and Russians. the port is still a beautiful centre for trade, especially marble.

          Paros is known for it’s stunning marble exports. The marble from the quarries in Paros is very fine, pure-white and very transparent - up to 7cm - making it ideal for carving beautiful works of art. Many famous ancient sculptures were made using this exact marble, and even Napoleon's tomb was made from this highly-sought after material. Today, Paros still produces the marble, at the Marathi quarries, and can even be visited by tourists.

          Naoussa Harbour

          In addition to being a hub for marble exports, Naoussa Harbour will likely be the cutest little dockside town you will ever see. Traditional white and blue Greek buildings line the waterway, while tiny white and blue boats rock back and forth in the clear turquoise waters. Lined with plenty of restaurants and cafes, visitors can sit and have an outdoor lunch or drink and soak in the sun. The Greek use the harbour for fishing and trade, and Naoussa is also a hub for Greek island nightlife.

          Antiparos Cave

          Antiparos Cave, also known as the Cave of Agios Ioannis Church, is located 400 meters underground, accessible by stair. Rumored to be the number one attraction in Paros, this is one natural wonder that you have to experience. The caves are incredibly magical in person- much more so than in photos. The winding stairway takes you deep into the earth, claustrophobics beware. The ceiling of the caves are a cathedral of stalactites and stalagmites- which are icicle-shaped mineral formation caused by dripping water over many many years time.

          Paroikia Ekatondapiliani Church

          The name of this famous monastery translates in Greek to “Virgin of the hundred doors”. There is a great deal of myth and mystery that surround this site, and where the hundred doors came from. An ancient Greek mystery states that the church has 99 doors, and the last would magically appear when Constantinople was conquered. The Beautiful stone face and stunning interior make the church a primary spot to visit on the island.

           

          Lefkes Village

          This tiny white village is a must-see for visitors to Paros. Typical of Greek architecture, you will see the white buildings and blue- domed churches. The streets are lined with large slates of rock, and colorful pink bougainvillea flourish on roofs and sides of homes. These typical white structures were historically made to house the poorer Grecians, and are made of volcanic materials. It’s a beautiful, unique spot to see, and of course makes for epic travelling photos.

           

          Beaches of Paros

          Churches and caves aside, beaches are obviously a main pull for visitors of Paros. These soft-sanded beaches are the gateway to beautiful, clear blue waters of the Aegean sea. Greek waters like these are unrivaled. Some of the top beaches to see are, Golden Beach, Lageri, Pounda, Martselo, Santa Amria, and Agios georgios on Antiparos. But these beaches are just for laying. There are many fun adventures to try on and nearby them, as well!

          Adventure Activities

          Many visitors to Paros say their favorite adventures have been windsurfing and kitesurfing in the gorgeous waters. Those in the mood for a relaxing but physical adventure will enjoy the sights by sea kayak or  go scuba diving and see the exotic underwater wildlife. Paros also offers boat tours, snorkelling, swimming, and just downright fun! You can check out all the activities available here.

           

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