Located almost in the centre of the Cyclades, Paros is an island with authentic style and fantastic beaches. All Paros villages have traditional Cycladic architecture, vividly seen in the small white houses, the paved paths and the blue-domed churches. The capital of the island is Parikia, which is also the main port of Paros. Among the most picturesque villages in Paros are Naoussa with the old Venetian port and Lefkes that used to be the capital of Paros until the late 19th century. Many other fantastic villages are found all around Paros island.
Apart from picturesque villages, Paros is also famous for the wonderful beaches. All Paros beaches have crystal waters, while many of them are organized and lined up with Paros hotels, restaurants and beach bars. The most popular beaches in Paros are Golden Beach and New Golden Beach, famous for the soft sand and the windsurfing conditions. Other famous Paros beaches are Kolymbithres and Santa Maria, while the best spots for the youth are Pounta Beach and Parasporos.
Here are the most famous villages and beaches of Paros. Each location is presented with detailed text, map and occasionally photos and close sightseeing.