Top 12 Best Things to Do in Paros, Greece

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The main street in the old part of Lefkes on Paros by Zde via Wikipedia cc

Bucket List: Top 10 Best Things to See and Do in Paros, Greece

This lovely destination is popular with tourists since there is so much to see and do during your stay. If you’re planning a trip to Paros soon, it’ll be well worth your time. Beautiful architecture and vineyards, as well as a range of outdoor activities, combine enthralling beaches that sparkle as the sun touches the water’s surface. During your stay in Paros, you will experience a new level of excitement and thrill. Explore Paros, Greece’s cultural beauty and history.

If you’re unsure of what to do during your stay at Paros, here are the 12 Best Things you could do!

1. Explore the wonders of Parikia

Afternoon in Parikia Greece by Clement Souchet via Unsplash
Afternoon in Parikia Greece by Clement Souchet via Unsplash

It is the heart of the island; therefore, it contains popular stores, some of the most fantastic restaurants and cafés, along with much of the nightlife, and because of the population, many of these businesses are open even in the winter. It’s also within walking distance of the beaches, making booking a hotel in Parikia ideal.

2. Venture the town of Lefkes

The main street in the old part of Lefkes on Paros by Zde via Wikipedia cc
The main street in the old part of Lefkes on Paros by Zde via Wikipedia cc

Lefkes is a peaceful village that warmly welcomes visitors and offers a glimpse into traditional Greek life. You may also unwind at one of the town’s cafés and take a stroll around the village to view the attractions. The residences in the village are all decorated with vibrant flowers. Late August is also the time to celebrate the feast of Karavolas.

3. Grab a drink and unwind at Kolymbithres Beach

Kolympithres beach outside Naoussa, Paros - Greece by Smtunli via Wikipedia cc
Kolympithres beach outside Naoussa, Paros – Greece By Smtunli, Svein-Magne Tunli – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, cc

This is one of Paros’ most popular beaches, and it welcomes a large number of tourists. You may also drink at one of the beach bars or taverns located along the road leading to the beach. Some beaches provide sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, and some even have water sports facilities.

4. Venture the Archaeological Museum of Paros

Archaeological Museum of Paros by Bgabel via Wikipedia cc
Archaeological Museum of Paros By User: Bgabel at wikivoyage shared, CC BY-SA 3.0, cc

The museum houses artifacts discovered during excavations on the Greek islands of Paros and Antiparos. These discoveries, which date from the Neolithic to the early Christian era, include local and famous Greek statues that are interesting to look at. The museum, built in the 1960s, is well worth a visit to see realistic and cultural artifacts.

5. Visit the sunken castle of Paros, the Naoussa Venetian Castle

The Venetian Fortress near port of Naoussa, Paros by Zde via Wikipedia cc
The Venetian Fortress near port of Naoussa, Paros By Zde – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, cc

The castle was built to guard the port of Naoussa on the island of Paros, and it has a fascinating history behind it. The castle’s seawalls are now completely submerged. The fort and the submerged walls are the only remains of Naoussa’s medieval fortified settlement. It’s a piece of historical architecture with a fascinating backstory that’s well worth seeing.

6. Have a taste of wine at Moraitis Winery

Moraitis Winery photo via FB Page
Moraitis Winery photo via FB Page

The Moraitis family founded the winery in 1910, and they planted their own vineyards and fermented their own grapes. The winery has been passed down through the Moraitis family for centuries. The winemaking, production, wine museum, wine tasting area, and many more amenities are housed in a single building.

7. Relax at Molos Beach

Bay of Molos, Paros by brunobarbato via Wikipedia cc
Bay of Molos, Paros by brunobarbato via Wikipedia cc

The beach has relatively few people, which makes it excellent for relaxing. There are no restaurants on the beach, so it is less visited by tourists. It features tranquil waters and a gentle breeze, making it ideal for toddlers and anyone looking to unwind. Locals frequent the beach frequently.

8. Experience a boat trip on one of the Paros beaches.

Alyki, Paros, Greece by Tango7174 via Wikipedia cc
Alyki, Paros, Greece By Tango7174 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, cc

Since Paros is renowned for its pristine beaches, we highly recommend enjoying a boat trip during your visit. You may choose from a range of boat trip options depending on your budget and preferences. Sail over the azure waves and see several islands.

9. Discover the beauty of the Fishing Village of Naoussa

Fishing Village Naoussa photo via Pixabay
Fishing Village Naoussa photo via Pixabay

The beautiful fishing village of Naoussa is a sight to behold; small colorful fishing boats known as caiques moor against the remnants of a Venetian castle, creating a unique and fascinating ambiance. There are other taverns in the vicinity. The Naoussa Fishing Village offers a traditional and cultural experience.

10. Watch a mesmerizing sunset

Sunset in Paros Greece photo via Pixabay
Sunset in Paros Greece photo via Pixabay

In every part of the world, there is a mesmerizing sunset to behold. Wherever you are at Paros, you can enjoy a memorable sunset. You can also witness a fascinating sunset at Parikia or Naoussa.

11. Ferry to Antiparos

The seefront of Antiparos island in Greece by Dimorsitanos via Wikipedia cc
The seefront of Antiparos island in Greece By Dimorsitanos – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, cc

Antiparos is one of those Greek islands that has remained relatively unknown. You may eat in fantastic restaurants, unwind in luxurious hotels, and snap beautiful pictures. Antiparos is a 7-minute boat trip away, where you may enjoy the stunning waves and island.

12. Enjoy a quiet afternoon at Drios

Afternoon in Drios Paros by brunobarbato via Wikipedia cc
Afternoon in Drios Paros By brunobarbato, CC BY 3.0,  cc

Drios is a quaint, secluded fishing village surrounded by sandy villages. A series of eateries specializing in seafood may be seen below the lovely harbor. Looking out from the village, the deserted island of Drios may be seen.

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