The capital of Paros is Parikia, a perfect example of Cycladic architecture, with whitewashed cubic houses, flowered balconies and narrow cobblestoned streets.
The Venetian Castle, which dates back to the 13th century, dominates the hill at the centre of Parikia, offering a stunning panoramic view of the city and the Aegean Sea. Also in Parikia, the 6th century church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani, which means the church with 100 gates, is an important ecclesiastical monument, as it is the oldest church in Greece, which has been in constant use.
Wander through the island and discover picturesque traditional villages of unique beauty. Naousa is the most famous village in Paros, with ruins of a Venetian fortress, whitewashed houses and a small charming harbor filled with colourful traditional “kaiki” boats. Marpissa is another renowned traditional village, founded in the 15th century, retaining a distinct medieval character. A byzantine trail stretches up leading to the verdant mountain village of Lefkes, which is located at the highest point of Paros, offering panoramic views of the island. Lefkes have Cycladic and neoclassical buildings, beautiful squares and narrow marble alleys.
Discover Paros coastline with sun kissed beaches like Chrisi Akti, Santa Maria, Monastery, Pounda and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Or visit the famous Kolymbithres beach with the unusual natural landscape and the stunning white rock formations.
While in Paros, you can also visit the small islet of Antiparos. The main town (Hora) of Antiparos is built around a 15th century Venetian castle. Antiparos has an enchanting aura with its whitewashed alleys and the houses with pink and purple bougainvilleas. The famous cave of Antiparos, with its impressive stalagmite and stalactite formations, lies on Ayios Ioannis Hill. Antiparos coastline offers beautiful, tranquil beaches.