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Travel Guide Europe Greece South Aegean Cyclades Paros

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Introduction

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Paros is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades group of islands and located in the central Aegean Sea. It's just 8 kilometres west of Naxos and a popular tourist destinations in summer. Roughly 13,000 people live on a surfact of about 65 square kilometres.

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Cities

  • Parikia is the capital

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Sights and Activities

  • Parikia town with it whitewashed walls and blue doors and windows
  • Archaeological museum
  • Bay of Naoussa
  • The peaceful mountain village of Lefkes
  • Beaches and nightlife

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Weather

Paros, like most of the region, has a great Mediterranean climate with warm, dry and sunny summers and mild but wet winters. Summer lasts from June to September with mostly daytime temperatures between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius and well above 20 degrees at night. Winters from December to February are mostly around 15 degrees Celsius during the day and about 10 degrees at night. Most rain falls in this period, especially in December and January.

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Getting There

By Plane

Olympic Airlines is the only carrier, offering flights between Paros National Airport and Athens.

By Boat

There are around six boats daily to Piraeus (five hours) and Naxos (one hour), and three daily to Ios (2½ hours) and Santorini (three to four hours). There are daily services to Mykonos (1¾ hours), Syros (1½ hours), Tinos (2½ hours) and Amorgos (three to 4½ hours). Six weekly go to Koufonisia (4½ hours); three weekly go to Sikinos (three to four hours) and Anafi (six hours), and four weekly go to Astypalea in the Dodecanese (six hours).
There are three ferries weekly to Folegandros (5¾ hours). There are two ferries weekly to Serifos (2½ hours), Sifnos (two hours), Milos (six hours), Kimolos (seven hours), Schinousa (2¼ hours) and Donousa (two to four hours).
There is one boat weekly to Thessaloniki (15 to 16 hours), Crete (seven to eight hours), Skiathos (10 hours), Rhodes (12 to 15 hours) and Kalymnos (8¾ hours).
Check the Greek Travel Pages for an impression about companies, schedules and prices, as the choice is very wide. Or check the Greek Ferries website or another one about Ferries between islands in Greece.

There are also more expenive fast boats and catamarans:
There are three services daily to Piraeus (2½ hours) and one a day to Rafina (2½ hours). There are also at least two daily to Naxos (30 minutes), Tinos (1¼ hours), Syros (45 minutes), Mykonos (one hour), Ios (1½ hours), Santorini (2¼ hours) and Amorgos (1½ to two hours). There is also one service daily to Heraklion on Crete (four hours), and to Folegandros (three hours and 50 minutes).

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Ampeli StudiosParos islandApartment79
Apartments DiamandoParos ParikiaApartment-
C.DounasParos-NaousaApartment-
Camping NaoussaNaoussa ParosCampsite72
Damias VillageParikia-ParosHotel-
Dilion HotelParikia 84400 ParikiaHotel87
Elisabeth PensionParikia Paros IslandGuesthouse-
Eri HotelParikiaHotel86
Hotel ApollonParikiaHotel89
Hotel CoraliPiso LivadiHotel88
Hotel FestosOpposite Ekatontapiliani ChurchHotel89
Hotel Frangiscos InnParos Island Livadia ParikiaHotel84
Hotel HermesParikiaHotel81
Hotel ParosParikia, KykladesHotel-
Hotel PolosParikiaHotel92
Joseph Apartments ParikiaParikiaApartment87
Joseph StudiosNaoussa Paros Evrou 4 Keratsini PiraeusApartment85
Malamas ApartmentsParikia Paros 844 00Apartment-
Panos StudiosParikiaHotel-
Pension DimitrisParikia ParosHotel-
Pension RenaParikiaGUESTHOUSE89
Pyrgaki HotelParikia-Paros-IslandHotel-
LA SeliniParoikia ParosApartment88
Surfing BeachSanta Maria NaousaCampsite81
Villa GaliniVounali 1150 NaoussaGuesthouse68
Young Inn NaoussaP.O.Box 41 ParosHostel75
Betty ApartmentsDriosApartment86
Koula CampingParoikia ParosCampsite78
Boudari Hotel, Bungalows and StudiosGolden Beach DriosApartment96
Stratos ApartmentsParikiaAPARTMENT85
Heliessa ApartmentsNaousaApartment-
CasadiromaParikia ParosApartment-
Captain Dounas Apartment StudiosNaousaApartment91
Hotel ArgoParikiaHotel83
Rafaella Studios 2Livadia BeachApartment-
Adonis HotelNaoussaHotel-
Panorama Hotel ParosVagia ParikiaHOTEL-
Margarita StudiosAmbelasHotel-
New Aegli HotelAskeliHotel-
Manessi HotelPoros Poros TownHotel-
Ragousis ApartamentsParoikia Paros Livadia Road 84400APARTMENT-
VassilikiParoikiaGUESTHOUSE86
Captain ManolisParikiaHotel-
Siroco's Rooms and StudiosParikia ParosAPARTMENT-
Diplos StudiosParikia, Paros islandAPARTMENT-
Anezina HotelDriosHOTEL-
Marisa RoomsLivadia ParikiaGUESTHOUSE87
Joseph ApartmentsEvrou 4 Keratsini PirauesApartment-
Free Sun Rooms and ApartmentsCicladi LogarasAPARTMENT-
Anna Platanou84 400 ParikiaHOTEL-
Alkyon HotelLivadia, Parikia, 84400 ParosHOTEL-
Young Inn ParikiaP.O.Box 23065 ParosHOSTEL88
Aphrodite HotelParos AlikiHOTEL-
Niki's PensionZoodocho Pigi ParikiaHOTEL-
Marisa Roomsparikia-parosGuesthouse-
Jimmy's HostelParikia ParosHOSTEL92
Kontaratos Studios & ApartmentsParoikia, Paros Cyclades GreeceAPARTMENT-
Paros Butterfly VillasPetaloudes Butterfly ValleyAPARTMENT-
Holidays in ParosAlikiAPARTMENT-
Evita ApartmentsAlykiAPARTMENT-
Panos StudiosMain StreetApartment-
Marinos HotelLivadia-ParikiaHotel-
Minois Village - ParasporosParasporosHOTEL-
Grozos RoomsParoikia LeibadiaHOTEL-
Down Under Budget Rooms & StudiosKormoApartment-
Villa MelinaPiso LivadiAPARTMENT-
Galinos HotelParoikia CycladesHOTEL-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 37.08551
  • Longitude: 25.15037

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