A DAY IN PAROS .
Paros is the island of a thousand facets, different stories unravel in every corner of the island signifying it’s majestic past and cosmopolitan present. One of the most well-known sights of the island is the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, which is a Byzantine jewel standing tall since the 4th century. The archaeological museum of Paros is located right next to the church and it is home to one of the oldest Neolithic figurines discovered in Greece.
There is no Cycladic island without picturesque alleys with white houses and blooming bougainvilleas, and Paros is no exception to the rule. The two main towns, Parikia and Naousa, are harmoniously blending the traditions with the cosmopolitan vibe of the island.
. DAY TRIPS
There are quite some hidden gems in Paros’ mainland, but most are scattered all along the coastline. Golden pristine beaches hidden from plain sight, majestic caves and secret coves are accessible only by sea waiting for you to discover them. In the ports of Paros you will find a wide range of day trips to experience the less known parts of the island.
Paros is one of the Aegean islands known for it’s mesmerizing beaches. The most distinctive beach on the island is Kolymbithres. Peculiar rock formations, golden sand and the turquoise waters paint a majestic picture.
Beaches like Faraggas and Monastiri are ideal for windy days due to their natural formation creating a wind shelter under all conditions. Golden Beach and Santa Maria are among the most popular and cosmopolitan beaches of the island.
If you need something more secluded look no further than Agia Irini. Finally, if you are feeling a tad more adventurous and prepared for a short hike, Laggeri beach offers an exotic natural landscape away from the crowds.
. GASTRONOMY & WINE
Fish is an integral part of the Parian cuisine. Unique delicacies, fresh from the sea, are served in a wide array of restaurants, ranging from small picturesque tavernas by the sea to sophisticated gourmet restaurants, creating the ideal setting for your own, unique culinary journey.
Parian wines have their own unique personality. Honoring the ancient tradition of wine-making in the Cyclades, Paros is home to some world-renowned estates. For the wine connoisseurs, we suggest joining a winery tour, to get an exclusive wine-tasting experience.
PAROS BY NIGHT .
Besides beautiful beaches, Paros and specifically Naousa is known for having a very vibrant nightlife scene. You will find bars and clubs in every corner, scattered around the picturesque alleys.
Antiparos island may be overshadowed by Paros’ cosmopolitan lifestyle but it still is a unique haven of relaxation in the Cyclades. The ferry departs from Pounda’s port, just 4 km away from Ciel Villas, deeming Antiparos ideal for a full day trip.
Antiparos is full of tranquil beaches with pristine nature, sandy beaches and crystal clear azure waters. Faneromeni and Agios Georgios might be two of the most beautiful beaches on the island, but the hidden gem of Antiparos is Sifneikos Gialos. Located on the Western flank of the island, in close proximity to the main port, this beach is one of the best places of the island to enjoy the majestic sun setting into the Aegean sea.
EXTREME SPORTS .
Paros is the de facto Cyclades capital for the extreme sports enthusiasts. Located on the west coast of the island, Pounda has the perfect conditions for kitesurfing, situated in the accelerated wind corridor between Paros and Antiparos. One of the best windsurfing spots on the island is located on the east coast at Golden Beach where conditions are ideal for all levels of windsurfing. If you would like to try water skiing and wakeboarding we suggest heading North to the gulf of Naousa.