Paros & Antiparos


Travel to Paros

Paros is situated in the centre of the Cyclades; it has 120km of coastline and numerous attractive natural bays

Aegean architecture
in harmony with modern life

Among its gently rolling hills and its hinterland, white washed villages, small settlements and family farm houses are scattered: Parikia, the capital of the island with the neighbouring areas of Krios, Kalami, Parasporos, Agia Irini, Sotires, Glisidia, Pounta and Campos; Naoussa, the second largest village and the surrounding regions of Kamares, Kolimbithres, Agii Anargiri, Santa Maria and Ambelas. In the center of the island lies the village of Kostos and the nearby Isterni area, the very well preserved village of Lefkes and moving to the southeast, the village of Aspro Horio. On the east side of the island is Marpissa village and its neighboring sea-side areas of Piso Livadi, Logaras, Punda Beach, New Golden Beach-Tserdakia, Golden Beach, Boudari, Drios, Pirgaki and Lolantonis. Continuing towards the west we can find the villages of Marmara and Prodromos as well as the coastal areas of Tsoukalia, Molos and Kaloyeros; whilst on the southern part of Paros, you will find the villages of Aliki and Angeria and the surrounding coastal areas of Farangas, Makria Miti, Kamari, Glifa and Voutakos. The Parian land is adorned throughout by hundreds of chapels, renovated windmills, pigeon towers and farmhouses, shaped according to the Cycladic design, which remains so much in harmony with modern life.

Paros today is home to 15000 permanent inhabitants, as well as many “summer-time residents” and thousands of loyally returning visitors. The island’s infrastructures are fairly well developed offering to its residents and visitors all basic services: port, airport, marinas, fishing retreats, civil services, post offices, public transport and more. Health care services include both a public and a private medical center in Parikia, an air-ambulance plane, as well as smaller health centers, private doctors and pharmacies in many villages. Additionally, Paros features a full range of all kinds of shops, various types of cafes, restaurants, bars and dancing venues, athletic facilities and sports clubs, various kinds of schools offering workshops and university level lessons, many art galleries, artists in residence facilities and more.

Uncover the secrets that make
visitors of Paros return again and again …

Stroll through the traditional villages, amongst the picturesque houses, along the stone-laid roads and pathways meticulously outlined with white wash, and under the archways, boasting examples of typical Cycladic architecture.
Glide through the warm crystal waters of the Aegean Sea, at isolated or fashionable beaches.
Enjoy our home-like cooking in numerous family owned tavernas.
Let the "meltemi" breeze relax and cool you in the hot August afternoons.
Let yourself go!
Meet new friends and companions and be ready for intense fun as the party goes on until the morning.
Learn new skills or deepen your knowledge of your favourite hobbies.
Enjoy art in galleries and museums and start creating art even if you’ve never done it before.
Be swept away by the colors and the pure magic of the Parian sunsets and sunrises.
Loose yourself in the deep blue of the sky and the sea.
Watch the colorful fishing boats that bid us good morning, brimming with the catch of the day, as the seagulls fly around them - dancing in playful delight.
And if you think that’s all, you’re wrong… Paros has many well-kept secrets, which you are challenged to uncover...


Travel to Antiparos

An unspoiled countryside on a magical blue canvas, where you can enjoy cheerful times, relaxed moods, friendly people and pure fun until the morning. Antiparos is located very close to Paros, separated by a narrow strait of only 1250m. There are regular boat services connecting the two islands throughout the year, mostly from the port of Punda, a 10-minute drive from Parikia with adequate bus connections

The capital of the island is the central, and in fact the only village, also named Antiparos. Other regions of the island are Psaraliki, Glifa, Plaka, Akrotiri, Soros and Agios Georgios, all settled by the sea. Antiparos is a quiet island with incredible beaches, a few of which can only be reached on foot. It’s the biggest and the only populated one in a chain of small and isolated neighbouring islands: Despotiko, Revmatonisi, Kimitiri, Strongilo, Kavouras, Saliangos, Kokkinos and Mavros Tourlos. Some of these islands were important centers of the ancient Cycladic period and archaeological excavations are still taking place there. Short boat trips do transfers from Agios Georgios port to Despotiko Island for a day swim in its sandy and untouched beaches. Antiparos is well known for its cave, located on the east side of the island, with an impressive large opening and great depth, home to huge stalactite and stalagmite formations, offering an unforgettable spectacle. Antiparos’ infrastructure includes a small port, two marinas, a post office and banks and there is also a small medical center and a pharmacy. There are all kinds of elegant shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, many of which boast of their gourmet cuisine. Interesting activities on the island include boat trips to nearby islets, walking tours, diving, a famous summer rock music festival, paintball and more. For those staying at the central village, there is no need for a car as everything can be reached on foot. On the other hand, for those who are in a discovery mood, Antiparos has many beautiful isolated sea and countryside areas with surprising sceneries. The central village is quiet during the day, but in the evening its central stone-paved street bursts with life, people dining or having a drink all along. Later on, everyone gathers at the main square, which is surrounded with bars, and the night for the younger generation ends at the only disco of the island, in the early hours. In Antiparos one can choose among or combine stylish holidays, exciting excursions, solitary times, crowded fun and carefree living.

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