Paros & Antiparos

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Activities on Antiparos & Paros Island

For the lovers of action, there are many choices. You can choose among windsurfing, kite surf, scuba diving, fishing, beach volley, water ski, wake board, horseback riding, bicycling...

For those who enjoy hiking and walking we suggest the following routes:

  • The Byzantine trail which starts from the village of Lefkes and ends in Prodromos.
  • A Trail which starts from Lefkes and ends up in Agia Kiriaki (Afkoulaki), Marpissa.
  • Route from Marpissa to Agios Antonios in Kefalos.
  • Route from Ageria or from Kamari to Agii Theodori.
  • Route from Naoussa to Kolimbithres.
  • Route from Parikia to Dilio.

The above routes are easily passable. Walk and discover a different side of Paros through a close encounter with its nature and the magnificent landscapes of our island. The saltiness of the Aegean Sea and the deep blue will be your co-traveler on your walks next to the beach.

Sports Enthusiasts may well profit by the various athletic clubs and schools throughout the island, offering equipment rentals, lessons and practice opportunities. Throughout the year, many national and international championships are organized.

Windsurf Schools & Clubs, Golden Beach, New Golden Beach, Santa Maria, Punda.
Swimming Lessons, at Livadia Beach Parikia and Golden Beach.
Kite Surf Clubs, in Punda.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling, Golden Beach, Santa Maria, Punda.
Sailing Lessons, by the Nautical Club of Paros, Livadia Beach.
Horse Riding, in Ambelas.
Tennis School, by the Tennis Club of Paros, in Parasposros Parikia and Kolibithres.

Entertainment

Paros and Antiparos offer various kinds of entertainment for all age groups and any kind of holidays you wish to do. It is one of the few islands which can combine quiet and relaxing family holidays as well as diverse day-time activities and intense night life entertainment. It is in short, an island for all ages. You may visit the numerous beach bars, cafés, night clubs, restaurants, water parks, go-carts and attend various local feasts and artistic events such as exhibitions, dance performances, concerts, plays and literary readings.

Artists and Art Appreciators have plenty of opportunities to attend exhibitions in galleries throughout the island and also cultural events. All year round there are art seminars and lessons offered as well.

What not to forget

To see the sunset from the hill at Agia Anna & the church of Agios Konstantinos in Parikia.
The sunrise from Agios Nicolas in Piso Livadi.
A stroll in Naoussa, in the picturesque little port with its colorful rowboats and sailboats, the sounds of the 'Tratas' (fishing boats), of the children laughing and running and the smell of grilled Gouna and Octopus. Lose yourself in the narrow alleys and the paved walkways while being greeted by the locals who still sit in front their houses on stone benches in the evenings, talking about the day that passed.
A stroll in Parikia, on Gravari Street, where one meets neoclassic mansions and manors of the Venetian times, with giant marble arches, columns, arcades, churches and the water fountains of Lord Mavrogenis. Continue your stroll towards the central market place and reach the castle, thus discovering the old traditional village.
A stroll in Lefkes, a walk from the entrance of the village towards the church of the Holy Trinity, the proud jewel of the village, brings you across a lot of neoclassic mansions harmonized with the Cycladic architecture. At the historic coffeehouse, you may get a taste of the uniqueness of the village: the tidiness of the locals, their respect for the artistic Cycladic character and their neat balconies and terraces filled with blooming basil plants, bougainvilleas and carnations.
A stroll inside Marpissa, Marmara and Prodromos and let yourselves go with the magic images spreading before your eyes.
A stroll in Piso Livadi with its tranquil small port.
A walk in Drios with its lake and its running waters, down to the port where one finds some very old 'neosikous' (shipping docks) made in the Venetian times for the boats to anchor and get prepared for pirate attacks.
Watch a film in an open-air summer cinema under the stars.
To get on a small boat and have it take you all around the Antiparos Island, admiring its numerous and diverse beauties…
To walk one night under the full moon next to the sea.
Visit the cave of Antiparos and admire the stalactites and stalagmites.
To dance a round of Balos and listen to the sounds of the 'Tsambouna' (traditional bag pipe) along with the locals at one of the festivals, and of course taste some of the delicious fish dishes and Parian wine.