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Paros Coronavirus Covid-19 Holidays 2020 in Greece

Among the most popular Cycladic islands, Paros attracts local and foreign tourists of any age and background during the summer months. Avoid late June, when loud high school seniors overflow the island to celebrate the end of the school year.

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Prospering thanks to its natural supplies of fine white marble in ancient times, nowadays Paros mostly focuses on tourism. Accommodation ranges from hip boutique hotels to basic room rentals, while it offers vast options in dining and lively nightlife. Of course the island’s routine changes totally during wintertime, when most facilities close down and bad weather conditions may keep the population isolated for up to a week.

Sandy beaches and clear blue waters, scenic whitewashed houses with blue doors, fresh seafood and dancing until sunlight will do the trick and make you fall in love with the island. Nearby Antiparos, Paros’ more laid-back baby sister, is easy to reach and is worth a day visit.

Getting around

Local buses connect the major villages to one another, but although public transport is usually trustworthy, the routes are not that frequent.

If you hold a driver’s licence consider renting a car or scooter. If you are driving yourself, keep in mind that the roads are winding and you might come across careless Greek drivers or drunk tourists.

You can explore each village on foot but walking from one village to another is not an option. Taxis serve the island, but you might have to hire on call, by some local company, if you find yourself in more remote areas.

Paros by area

Parikia

Parikia is Paros’ largest village and the port where the ferries from Piraeus and the other islands arrive. The waterfront is crammed with seafood restaurants, taverns and cafes, along with a few souvenir shops. Around the port spreads the old town, a maze of tiny alleys with picturesque white buildings in Cycladean architecture. Lose yourself in the backstreets and come across the 13th-century Venetian fort.

Although Paros bears great ancient history, the island’s Archaeological Museum only houses a handful of the findings on the island. The most important discoveries are exhibited in European museums; however, a fragment of Parian Chronicle, which still remains in the museum in Parikia, is well-worth viewing.

Meaning “Virgin Mary of the 100 Gates”, Panagia Ekatondapiliani is a church complex which dates back to 3rd century. Including three different churches, it is supposed to feature 100 doors. Dozens of doors are a fact, but they don’t actually sum to one hundred.

Naousa

Naousa is still in the process of evolving from a small fishing village to a hot-spot which can compete with Myconos. Hip boutiques, cocktail bars and notorious clubs overlook fishing boats still in use, around the village’s port. Here you will find the finest dining choices and options for restless entertainment.

Lefkes

Lefkes is Paros’ larger mountainous village. Nestled among the hills, it is the best spot for experiencing the island’s traditional lifestyle; men playing backgammon at the local coffee house, women chatting in the backyards, children running around the church. Capital of Paros in the Middle Ages, it has a bird’s eye view over the island and the clear blue seas, while old windmills surround the main parish.

Beaches around the island

Pounda is the trendiest beach around the island, where girls come to show off their new bikinis and boys play volleyball covered in oil. Loud music comes from the beach bars, where shots keep coming and dancing at noon is considered appropriate. For more chilled out options, try Piso Livadi, where people lay under the sun over reggae tunes. Kolimbithres feature bizarre rock formations, which build up small privet pools.

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