Paros belongs to the Cyclades Group of Islands
Paros is located in the heart of the 24 inhabited islands of the Cyclades and because of its central location, it is an ideal starting point for the exploration of Aegean. The island, which is west of Naxos and east of Antiparos, is elliptically shaped, with 168 kilometers of coastline. Ferries arrive at our island in just a few short hours, and it is well connected to multiple destinations.
The island infrastructure comprises a port, airport, marinas, public services, banks, post offices, local transportation, etc. The main port and anchorage are situated in Parikia, the capital of the island.
Naoussa and Piso Livadi both operate marinas from which excursions to Naxos and neighboring islands depart. The port of Pounta connects Paros and Antiparos. >>>>
Welcoming you to the island you see this small church in the port of Parikia
A traditional house in Naoussa
Paros, an island washed as white as its marble, the joy of the artist, a festival of colors and sensations, with the Church of Ekatontapyliani (a hundred gates), the Hagia Sophia of the Aegean.
With a refreshing, life-giving breeze, and hospitable residents and beautiful traditional villages and countless sandy beaches.
Its cuisine swathed in local delicacies and bathed in Paros wines. Parian cuisine is based on the products of the sea and land. It is rich in fish, vegetables, salads and legumes - meat is secondary. The food is cooked in olive oil and accompanied by local wine. The great variety of cooking methods and the imaginative combinations of ingredients are commendable.
No one can deny the beauty of the beaches Paros has.
For instance, Punta Beach is an extensive sandy beach, one of the best places in the world for kite surfing, hosting frequently world championships. Here you will find restaurants, beach bars and water sports schools.
Kolimbithres, on the other hand, is a picturesque isolated beach near the village of Naoussa. The eroded granite rocks at the shore form a unique landscape that is worth admiring. At the broader area you will find restaurants and cafes. The access is also possible by boat from Naoussa.
A mix of photos from the beaches and the center of Naoussa
Images from Parikia
Source for info: http://www.paros.gr/en/about/the-island.html
Photos Copyright: Leda Avouri