Aspro Chorio, Paros

Aspro Chorio village

Above all, Aspro Chorio is a small settlement  on south Paros 2,5 kilometers from Drios village.  Its most noteworthy sight is a church at the entrance of the village and has a unique view to Naxos.

Besides, Lolantonis and Glyfa beach are the closest beaches to Aspro Chorio. These beaches are sandy with clear water. Taverns and restaurants offer you launch or dinner.

In conclusion, the monastery of Agioi Theodoroi, is 8 kilometers  from the village. It is up to the mountain. The church is  far away from inhabitants and houses and constitutes a suitable place for cycling or hiking.  Actually, it is a peaceful place with a breathtaking view of Naxos, Ios and Sikinos.

 

Drios, Paros

Drios village

First of all, Drios village is on the south eastern side of Paros island, before Aspro Chorio village. It is a small seaside settlement, near a wonderful beach with a picturesque harbor.

Moreover, its coast is full of restaurants and cafes, which offer launch or dinner. The settlement is at a fertile plain and has a  view to Naxos island.

Golden beach is 1,5 km  away from  Drios village. It is large and sandy beach with an organised part of surfing area.

Finally, some of the sights nearby the village is the cave of the demons with stalagmites and stalactites. The lakes of Drios and the ancient shipsheds, where ships were housed in ancient times. It was the ancient port of Paros.

 

Piso Livadi, Paros

Piso Livadi village

Above all, 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 village which close to it .  Actually, it is a small port for fishing  and  passenger boats. Small boats depart from the port on excursions to nearby islands.

There are also taverns, snack – bar  alongside the coast. It is ideal for quiet and relaxing time next to the sea .

As mentioned before , it is close to Marpissa as well as to Logaras , another beach with restaurants and cafes.

 

 

 

Aliki, Paros

Aliki village

First of all, Aliki village is on  the southern side of Paros island. Its name comes from the salt pans which are at the entrance of the area.The village is 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 beach inside and outside of the sea. Votsalakia beach 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 village is a small settlement in the center of Paros island, on the way to Lefkes village.  It is  mountainous in the center of the island , 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

Actually, Prodromos village is  a small settlement on the eastern side of Paros island, near Marmara and Marpissa village.

The picturesque white houses and narrow alleys beautify this place. Its name comes from the landmark church,  Agios Ioannis Prodromos. Also, its entrance is the most noteworthy sight of the village. Two churches form a gate, a  vaulted arch topped with a bell tower.

Take your time and relax in the traditional cafés of the village. Taste sample local delicacies with a view of Parian houses and well-tended gardens.

To conclude, Prodromos village hosts a festival on 23 June. In the square of the village revives one of the oldest customs of the place. People make wreaths of flowers, symbolizing the spring of the earth.

 

Marmara, Paros

Marmara village

Above all, Marmara village is on the eastern side of Paros island. It is near Marpissa and Prodromos village.

Moreover, white houses with narrow alleys and multicolored flowers form a  picturesque village. Walk in the settlement and enjoy its unique view. Also, there are old mansions from the Byzantine ages here.

Also, Molos and Kalogeros beach are next to Marmara village. Molos beach is large and sandy with sea pines. While, people find Kalogeros beach interesting for body care clay (argilos) , which is at the edges of the coast.

Finally, Marmara hosts an event at Great Thursday of Easter , when  people represent issues of the week of passions.

 

Marpissa, Paros

Marpissa village

Above all, Marpissa village is on the eastern side of Paros island. It is another village with graphical cycladic architecture.

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

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

Piso Livadi is the port of Marpissa. Many wonderful beaches are close to the village, such as Logaras beach and Punda beach.

In conclusion, 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 village is  in the center of Paros island. Lefkes along with the Kostos village are mountainous. It was the capital before years when pirates threatened islands. It is  under a pine-covered  hill, and has a view to east Paros and Naxos island.

Moreover, Lefkes style is 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. Lefkes village is  ideal for a relaxing walk. A few restaurants and cafes offer you traditional food and drinks

In conclusion, the feast of Karavolas is held in late August, and is big celebration 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 Kolimpithres, Monastiri , Laggeri , 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.

Paros park is at the edge of Naoussa bay. It is exactly at Monastiri beach and various events, festivals and movies happen during summer.

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 Paros 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.