Discover Lefkes in Paros

Lovely church in Lefkes, Paros island

Located at a distance of 11 km south east of Parikia, the capital town of Paros, Lefkes is found almost in the centre of the island. This is a fantastic little village with pure Cycladic architecture. A stroll around the paved stone paths of Lefkes will bring visitors to small white houses with flowered yards. At the highest spot of the village is the church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) with rare Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons. In Lefkes, there is also a small Folk Art Museum.

A walk in Lefkes is like a walk back in time and away from busy crowds. This village was the old capital of Paros, until the end of the 19th century, when piracy was distinguished from the Aegean Sea and the inhabitants could move to the coast and inhabit Parikia. At the centre of the village is a lovely square with traditional coffee places at the shade of a large tree.