Aspro Chorio, Paros

Aspro Chorio village

Aspro Chorio is a small settlement located on south Paros. Its most noteworthy sight is a church at the entrance of the village.
Lolantonis and Glyfa beach are the closest beaches to Aspro Chorio.

Drios, Paros

Drios village

Drios village is located on south eastern side of Paros. It is a small seaside settlement, near Drios beach. Its coast is full of restaurants and cafes.
It is a cool place , ideal for quiet vacations.
Golden beach is also close to Drios village, about 1,5 km.

Piso Livadi, Paros

Piso Livadi is a small modern settlement on the eastern side of Paros. There are a lot of trees next to the road, between Piso Livadi and Marpissa which close to it .  Actually, it is a small port for fishing  and  passenger boats.

There are also restaurants, cafes alongside the beach. It is ideal for families because of its quiet and relaxing place.

As mentioned before , it is close to Marpissa as well as to Logaras , another seaside resort with restaurants at the beach.

 

 

 

Aliki, Paros

Aliki village

First of all, Aliki is on  the southern side of Paros island. Its name comes from the salt pans which are at the entrance of the village.It is built next to the sea , 12,8 km away from Parikia.

The fishing port is windless and constitutes a shelter for boats  and beautiful resort for visitors. There are fish taverns next to the sea offering special seafood.

Moreover, many marvelous beaches spread around the village. Agios Nikolaos is at the entrance of the village. It is sandy inside and outside of the sea.  Votsalakia or Piso Aliki is full of pebbles outside the beach but sandy inside it.

It is the ideal place for quiet and family vacations also, because of its children play grounds.

Finally, three festivals happen here on 24th of June, 6th of August and 14th of September. Native  people offer seafood and local drinks, while an orchestra plays traditional music.

 

Kostos, Paros

Kostos village

Kostos is a small settlement in the center of Paros.  It is located on the eastern side of a mountain, where ancient Greeks mined the famous marble. A small path begins from here and leads to the ancient quarries.

It is ideal for a small walk inside the white houses and churches. Its sights are religious monuments and laundry rooms of the previous century. The settlement has a view to the eastern coasts of Paros and Naxos island.

Kostos hosts three festivals, on 24 June in the memory of Athanasios the Parian, on 17 July (Agia Marina) and on 27 July (Agios Panteleimonas).

 

Prodromos, Paros

Prodromos village

Prodromos is located on the eastern side of Paros , next to Marmara and near Marpissa. Picturesque white houses and narrow alleys beautify this place. Its name comes from the landmark church,  Agios Ioannis Prodromos.

Its entrance is the most impressive sight of the village. Two churches form a gate, a  vaulted arch topped with a bell tower.

Visitors relax in the traditional cafés of the village, and sample local delicacies with a view of Parian houses and well-tended gardens.

Prodromos hosts a festival on 23 June.

 

Marmara, Paros

Marmara village

Marmara village is built next to Marpissa and Prodromos. It is a picturesque place of cycladic architecture.

Its name comes from the pieces of marbles which were found here. That marbles were used to build the houses and monuments. Narrow streets, small churches and old mansions from the Byzantine ages are reserved here.

Marpissa, Paros

Marpissa village

Marpissa is located  in eastern Paros. Its architecture is another proof of cycladic tradition beauty, with white houses and multi colored narrow alleys.

Marpissa’s most noteworthy sights is  the Byzantine church of Metamorfosis and the modern sculpture museum of Perantinos.

The hill of Agios Antonios with a chapel is close to the  village where you can walk and enjoy the nice view to the coasts and Naxos island.

The representation of Passion on Good Friday and Easter Feast is the event that stands out in Marpissa.

 

Lefkes, Paros

Lefkes village

First of all, Lefkes is a mountainous  village  in the center of Paros. It was the capital before years when islands were threatened by pirates. It is  under a pine-covered  hill, and has a view to east Paros.

Moreover, Lefkes is built according to cycladic architecture. White houses and narrow streets leads to the most valuable religious monument of the village.  Agia Triada is a historical church, constructed with Parian marble in 1835. There are also  small churches and chapels.

At the entrance of the village , you will find a few neoclassical buildings which host  the House of Literature and the Museum of Cycladic Folklore.

In conclusion, Lefkes are recommended for a relaxing walk. A few restaurants and cafes offer you nice moments of relaxation. The feast of Karavolas is held in late August, and is one of the biggest celebrations in the Aegean with plenty of food, karavoles (large snails), wine, music and dancing till dawn.

 

Naoussa, Paros

Naoussa village

First of all , Naoussa is a village in the northern side of Paros island. It is  about 11,6  km from the capital Parikia, and its population is 2,870.

Furthermore, the village is built next to a  fishing port, at the center of Naousa bay. Actually, the graphic fishing port is one of the most picturesque sights in Cyclades. Although its huge tourism development Naoussa kept its authenticity and cycladic style . The old town consists  of small white houses with blue doors and narrow alleys.

While inside the old village there are various gift shops, alongside the fishing port there are  fish taverns,  restaurants and bars. Therefore, people have  fine dining moments, enjoying the scenery of the picturesque fishing port. Also, the port is a great nightlife destination after dining time.  The scene becomes more vivid because of the bars and clubs.

Moreover, outskirts of Naoussa does not lack of natural beauty, since many marvelous  beaches are in this bay such as Kolimbithres, Monastiri , Lageri , Agioi Anargyroi beach. In any case, cosmopolitan or lonely, organised or not, beaches for all tastes spread around the bay. They can be reached on foot , by bus or by small boats from the fishing port.

Due to the frequent bus routes, access to Naoussa is very easy .

Parikia, Paros

Parikia village

First of all, Parikia is the capital and the main port of the island. It is located on the western side of Paros and  has 4,500 permanent inhabitants.

Furthermore, Parikia is built according to the cycladic architecture. White and small houses  with blue doors are very close to each other. Narrow streets surround them with multicolored flowers on the balconies.

Frankish castle was built around the town to protect it from pirates. They used big marbles from ancient findings. It shows the Venice influence on Paros. On the other hand , the principal church of the town  is model of Byzantine architecture. Its name is “Panagia Ekatontapyliani”  literally meaning the church of the hundred doors. There are two adjoining chapels, one of very early form  and a baptistery with a cruciform font.

Moreover, the archaeological  museum  is really interesting. It hosts ancient findings from Paros. Presently, there are  sculptures from Parian marble, mosaics, stone objects thousand years.

In addition, Parikia’s bay is full of beaches. Livadia beach and Boudaraki beach are in the town. While, Marcello,  Krios and Agios Fokas beach are a few hundred meters away.

Finally, the seafront of Parikia is really majestic especially at sunset time. No doubt, all cafes and restaurants offer comfort and looseness.