Paros villages category includes information, maps and photos about the villages on Paros and Antiparos island. All villages are under this category and tag to other places or activities.
Above all, the main villages of Paros are eight and one village of Antiparos island. Actually, two of them are so small that are settlements.
Each one of them is unique and has beautiful attractions that are described in each posts. In my opinion, touring around them is really majestic. You will meet the traditional cycladic architecture. Small white houses are next to one another. They have colored flowers on their balconies and stairs. The stairs lead to small narrow streets. Old castles around villages protected local people from pirates. This cycladic architecture shows the passage of the Venetians.
In conclusion , most of the villages are near the sea and remind us the good relationship between people and sea. However, others are in the mountains and show us the trial of local people to protect themselves from pirates.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.