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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 islandApartment89
Apartments DiamandoParos ParikiaApartment-
C.DounasParos-NaousaApartment-
Camping NaoussaNaoussa ParosCampsite80
Damias VillageParikia-ParosHotel-
Dilion HotelParikia 84400 ParikiaHotel88
Elisabeth PensionParikia Paros IslandGuesthouse-
Eri HotelParikiaHotel82
Hotel ApollonParikiaHotel90
Hotel CoraliPiso LivadiHotel90
Hotel FestosOpposite Ekatontapiliani ChurchHotel-
Hotel Frangiscos InnParos Island Livadia ParikiaHotel86
Hotel HermesParikiaHotel82
Hotel ParosParikia, KykladesHotel89
Hotel PolosParikiaHotel92
Joseph Apartments ParikiaParikiaApartment87
Joseph StudiosNaoussa Paros Evrou 4 Keratsini PiraeusApartment86
Malamas ApartmentsParikia Paros 844 00Apartment-
Panos StudiosParikiaHotel-
Pension DimitrisParikia ParosHotel-
Pension RenaParikiaGUESTHOUSE93
Pyrgaki HotelParikia-Paros-IslandHotel-
LA SeliniParoikia ParosApartment89
Surfing BeachSanta Maria NaousaCampsite83
Villa GaliniVounali 1150 NaoussaGuesthouse95
Young Inn NaoussaP.O.Box 41 ParosHostel77
Betty ApartmentsDriosApartment93
Koula CampingParoikia ParosCampsite78
Boudari Hotel, Bungalows and StudiosGolden Beach DriosApartment95
Stratos ApartmentsParikiaAPARTMENT87
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-
VassilikiParoikiaGUESTHOUSE91
Captain ManolisParikiaHotel-
Siroco's Rooms and StudiosParikia ParosAPARTMENT-
Diplos StudiosParikia, Paros islandAPARTMENT-
Anezina HotelDriosHOTEL-
Marisa RoomsLivadia ParikiaGUESTHOUSE91
Joseph ApartmentsEvrou 4 Keratsini PirauesApartment-
Free Sun Rooms and ApartmentsCicladi LogarasAPARTMENT87
Anna Platanou84 400 ParikiaHOTEL-
Alkyon HotelLivadia, Parikia, 84400 ParosHOTEL-
Young Inn ParikiaP.O.Box 23065 ParosHOSTEL86
Aphrodite HotelParos AlikiHOTEL-
Niki's PensionZoodocho Pigi ParikiaHOTEL-
Marisa Roomsparikia-parosGuesthouse89
Jimmy's HostelParikia ParosHOSTEL89
Kontaratos Studios & ApartmentsParoikia, Paros Cyclades GreeceAPARTMENT86
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 LivadiAPARTMENT88
Galinos HotelParoikia CycladesHOTEL-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 37.08551
  • Longitude: 25.15037

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