This beautiful, popular Greek island is able to satisfy the needs of any discerning traveler. Whether it's exploring beautiful beaches, Cycladic architecture, narrow picturesque alleys, traditional fishing villages, or sampling delicious meals using locally sourced ingredients in quaint restaurants, this island has it all. It's no surprise that it was just named "Europe's Best Island" in Travel & Leisure's "World's Best Awards" for 2020.
Paros is a medium-sized Greek island that has typical architecture for the Cyclades, with white washed houses in the traditional style perfect for sightseeing. There are opportunities for fishing, sailing, snorkeling, diving, hiking, kayaking, visiting museums and churches, and touring farms and vineyards.
Paros is world-renowned for her beach sports, such as windsurfing and kite surfing. There are multiple beaches to choose from all around the island.
Paros is just a short flight from Athens or a few hours' ferry boat ride from the port city of Piraeus. It is in the heart of the Cycladic island chain, with multiple ferry boat rides daily. It is also within easy reach from other popular Greek islands such as Mykonos or Santorini.
This picturesque fishing village checks all the boxes of visiting a traditional Greek island. Its small, winding alleyways greet visitors with photograph-worthy architecture around every corner. Small boutique stores show off local wares. The quaint harbor is home to both traditional fishing boats as well as large yachts. There are many delicious restaurants to choose from, most with seating overlooking the water. There is an old Venetian fortress regarding the harbor that can be explored by young and old alike. Everything is accessible on foot, including Piperi Beach and Agioi Anargyroi Beach. The village comes alive at night, where you can eat or have drinks at candlelit tables next to the quietly undulating water.