A beautiful sunny beach and pretty white sands. You lazing around in your chair and tanning yourself. Exotic locales surrounding you as you sip wine from your flute glass! Ah! That’s really what paradise looks like essentially!
But no we are not talking about heaven! Welcome to the beautiful land of Paros in Greece. An archipelago located in the blue-white Aegean Sea. As beautiful and exotic as it sounds, Greece is a country boasting of wonderful ancient relics and structures.
Paros is a Greek island that has all that can be seen stored in its vast area. This consists of four major islands which you will enjoy exploring and wandering on your own.
1. The Golden Beach
The golden beach is one of the most famous beaches all over Greece and the world. It has some of the best water sports facilities available for you to enjoy.
Try out windsurfing or rent kayaks to take down the waters. You can also try surfing or paddleboarding on the choppy blue waters. The winds blowing at high speeds also add to the thrill as you go rushing above the waters.
2. Panagia Ekatontapiliani
The Church of Hundred Doors is a very important monument historically and traditionally. It was built during the Byzantine era and has very intricate carvings and mosaics in its altar.
There’s a myth surrounding its name as well. The people to date have only discovered 99 of the 100 doors of this church. The locals believe the last door will be discovered only when Constantinople becomes a part of Greece again.
Parikia is the capital and central town of Paros. It retains all its old-world charm while you explore the by lanes and roads snaking through the city.
This is also the main tourist hub of the island and is great for staying during your vacation. With various quaint cafes and restaurants lined up on the street, you can also try authentic Greek food.
This quaint little town cradled near the mountains of Naousa is one of the best places to visit. It has a myriad of colors sprayed around owing to the white-colored houses, deep blue seas, and bright pink bougainvillea growing everywhere.
It can also be great to stay if you want to cut down on expenses since there are many cheap Airbnb houses available. Enjoy some natural organic foods like figs and honey which is sold as roadside snacks here.
5. Kolymbithres beach
This can be done immediately after spending some time at Naoussa since it’s just ten minutes away. Take the local public ferry from Naoussa and you are sorted.
It’s great for a family vacation as the children build sandcastles and you laze on the rocks. You can find many people sunbathing on the smooth granite rocks on the shore.
Various sandy coves and rocky formations chiseled by strong winds and the sea make for great backdrops to get the perfect Instagram Picture.
6. Archaeological Museum of Paros
Any visit to a foreign land is incomplete without imbibing some information about the area. That’s why museums are such important landmarks of most tourist places.
Visit this museum to gaze at some primitive artifacts and relics. There are statues from as far as 5th century BC present here dedicated to various famous Greek Philosophers and gods like Nike, Artemis, and Archilochus.
7. Faragas beach
Situated on the long coastline of Paros is this windy beach. Hidden in the alcove of the rocky terrains and sandy coves, it’s a great beach to unwind.
A solitary bar makes its presence felt as you laze around on the white sands. It has great staff and is highly customer friendly. The waiters are warm and friendly so you can just order for that favorite margarita drink after drink.
It plays soft soothing music to help you relax and later plays rock music as night arrives. Groove to the summer beats and dance around.
8. Butterfly valley
This valley is famous for the many butterflies that visit it and convert it into a vibrant butterfly filled valley. To experience this, it’s best to visit in the summer months!
Watch yourself feel free and light as you look at these beautiful Jersey tiger Moths envelop the entire sky in Petaloudes.
There is also a beautiful monastery located nearby called the Monastery of Jesus of woods where you can later go to soak in some more peace and calm.