Paros is a magnet for the younger generation who enjoy the bars in Parikia and Naoussa and enjoy swimming and water sports on the beaches, but the older generation also goes to the island to visit the Panayia Ekatontapiliani Church. Traditional Cycladic architecture has been preserved on Paros, which was once famous for its marble, and the island reveals all its beautiful secrets to anyone who decides to explore it, by vehicle or on foot.
What to see:
- The cosmopolitan village of Parikia with its mansions, the castle ruins, the Archaeological Museum, The Asclepion, the Pythio (a sanctuary dedicated to Pythian Apollo) and dozens of restaurants, bars, shops and hotels.
- The Panayia Ekatontapiliani Church is one of the most important early Christian monuments in Greece and is a major place of pilgrimage in the Aegean.
- Naoussa with its elegant 15th century castle, the harbour with its lively cafes, restaurants and bars and its streets with traditional Cycladic houses.
- The villages of Lefkes, Marpissa, Marmara, Aliki, Prodromos.
- The 9th century Delion temple which was dedicated to Apollo.
- The beaches, Kolimbithres with its natural rock "sculptures", Logaras, Aghios Ioannis Detis and Nea Chryssi Akti which is ideal for water sports as is Chryssi Akti, the largest beach in Paros, where wind surfing competitions are held. Punta Beach is one of the best beaches for kite surfing.