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1. Posted by kenofcork (Full Member 69 posts) 8y

Hey guys,

Am looking to spend 3 weeks in Paros - Ios area this August. Anyone know nice places to stay etc? Is it going to be too crowded, hot, expensive - should I go to Turkey?

Cheers,

Ken

2. Posted by magicianEl (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

i have visited paros twice last summer!!
i am from greece actually!!
when it comes to the place,it depends on what you are looking for!!
its got nice transportation!buses from paroikia to nausaoperaste still 5 in the morning,so that people from other
places can go clubbing easily!!
nausa is much more prettier than paroikia!i sugget u to stay there!!
piqturesque villages with a viewing vista of aigean sea...
nightlife is amazing!!!however,during august nausa is overcrowded...but there are many more peaceful tavernas as well,
with live traditional music!
the first time i stayed in a camping in paroikia!it is called "koula"and is just 500m from the main port!
it was clean,safe and we were charged 5 euro a day(each of us)...
some friends of mine have stayed ina nother campinsite in nausa,which has a swimming pool an d little wooden huts for the same price....
however u can stay in a hotel!there is a wide range of categories!if u book soon u can find a nice room with its own bathroom for 30 euro(per person)..
in punda u may find others which are even chepaer.
when u reach the port of paros,some hoteliers may try to offer u accomodation!u can negotiate the price!
if u are lookin for something less overcrowded u should spend two days in paros and then visit adiparos,its only 40 minutes from paros...and its a real paradise!!
from my point of view,if u are planning to visit greece,u should stay in athens for some days and then book a ferry for Syros!Syros is 3,5 hours from pireaus(the port which is closer to athens).it has an amazing architectural style,tones of greek blue..it is traditional and magic..(thats perhaps the most brilliant place i would choose to spend my whole life if i could)whatever u choose,i wish u to have a really nice time!!:-))))))))))))

have a nice time

3. Posted by magicianEl (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

oh!and when it comes to ios,its much like paros.actually paros is mor ebeautiful!
ios is more expensiive,since there are less hotels...
a friend of mine has just dooked a hotel for 48 euro a day..and it was the cheeaper she managed to find...
both destinations attract fellows(students,youth people in general)!
many italians visit ios every summer,who are usualy drunk...like most people are :-)
while in paros the situation is more moderated!