It is at the top of a marble mountain, the central part of which is underwater. Architects use the high-quality Paros marble for Greece’s famous sculptures and architectural constructions. The island’s history is ancient, and it is believed that it was the center of the Cycladic civilization in the past. It is famous for its…
It is at the top of a marble mountain, the central part of which is underwater. Architects use the high-quality Paros marble for Greece’s famous sculptures and architectural constructions.
The island’s history is ancient, and it is believed that it was the center of the Cycladic civilization in the past. It is famous for its olive groves, vineyards, palm trees, and orchards. Not only are there plenty of cozy beaches, but windsurfing competitions take place here every year. It is not surprising because Greece is a maritime country, and water sports are very popular with locals and tourists. In addition, there are many beautiful Paros villas.
Attractions in Paros
Paros island has a lot of exciting places with architectural monuments and remarkable natural sites that are worthy of attention, even to the most sophisticated travelers.
The city of Parikia, the island’s capital, is a treasure trove of architectural and historical monuments. The town can boast of snow-white houses and dense jasmine bushes, and in the center is a contrasting Venetian fortress. An asphalt road leads from the center to the key attraction of the island, the Byzantine Church of the Blessed Virgin of Stovratnaya. It is the oldest monument of Christian architecture in Greece.
Natural attractions, such as the cave of Antiparos and the valley of Petaloudes, are considered of equal interest. The world-famous cave of Antiparos is famous for its mysteries. Since ancient times, locals have been using it as a shelter. Now it fascinates visitors with magnificent natural formations like stalactites and stalagmites.
Another fabulous place is the Valley of Butterflies, located near Parikia (near Alakija). With the advent of the beach season, this fantastic park of exotic plants and waterfalls Zasepayut has thousands of butterflies of rare species. At this time, you should stroll so as not to raise a multicolored cloud of delicate creatures. In addition, a visit to the Museum of Archaeology and a folklore exposition of the Cycladic civilization will complement your cultural program.
Temporary rentals on Paros are much more affordable than on the other islands of Greece. The only advice is to try not to settle in the big tourist cities but to preference small, cozy villages. Villas in Paros are available at pleasant prices. Here you will find quiet beaches, but you can also save a lot on accommodation.
A few kilometers from Parikia are the ancient quarries, where the most beautiful marble in the world is extracted. It is bright white, has a pink hue, and is very clean. Walking around the island, you can see the whole beds of this valuable rock.
If you want, you can take a piece of marble as a small souvenir. A peaceful stroll through the surrounding villages will delight the romantic in you. White houses among the lush greenery just fascinate the eyes with their beauty. These landscapes are so stunning that they seem like illustrations in a fairy tale book.
The climate is mild, and the rain is a rare phenomenon, so what else do you need for a vacation? Although the island has plenty to do in all weather conditions, the best time for a good holiday is from May to October.
There are two ways to get to Paros: by a small plane of the local airline, which must be booked at least 4-5 days before departure, or by ferry. The second way is preferable, as it will cost much less and will not require you to wait a long time. Ferries depart from the two seaports of Athens, Piraeus, and Rafina.
Paros is a paradise without crime and dangerous wild animals. The island is calm and safe, and you can walk anywhere you want at any time of the day. So it makes sense to rent one of the villas in Paros. What is striking and breathtaking is nature, with its extraordinary scenery and landscapes and the fantastic combination of the three elements: land, water, and air.