About Paros Island
Paros, the island of beautiful beaches ,
crystal clear waters unique sunsets and traditional Cycladic views combined with its good infrastructure. Rich underwater landscape, beach clubs, beautiful lodgings, the monasteries, the famous Panagia Ekatontapiliani Virgins Mary hundred doors church and archeological sites like Delion temple.
For the conveniences of modern Greece take a look at the larger towns, the main port of paros, Parikia has branches of five different banks and Naousa has two, they are the National Commercial and Agrotiki Banks of Greece, plus Alpha and Piraeus banks, all of which accept major credit cards in their cash dispensers.These machines can also be found in Aliki and Piso Livadi. Credit cards can be used at shops displaying the appropriate logo.
Post Offices are found in Parikia, Naousa and Piso Livadi. There are international couriers, insurance agencies, large national supermarkets, top quality shops and
franchises, ten petrol stations plus dealerships for most makes of car. Vodafone, Cosmote and Telestet networks are available and Internet services can be found in many cafe bars around the island. For those with young families, two cafes in Parikia and one in Naousa have been set up to entertain and cater especially for young children to a very high standard while mom and dad have a well-earned cup of coffee in peace.
Transportation to Paros Island
improves every year there are now fast ferryboats and catamarans which have cut the time for the sea-crossing between the ports of Piraeus and Parikia significantly.
Medical Facilities of Paros Island
Including an IKA (public) health centre, private medical centre, both have ambulance services, private doctors, dentists, physiotherapists plus emergency helicopter services which links the island with hospitals in Athens.
Local Products of Paros Island
Outside of what you’ll find in Super markets and other shops, the original products by the locals are: ouzo, honey, frozen fish or fresh from the fishing boats (if you be there early) vegetables and olive oil, one type of which scientists all over the world attribute the long life of the Mediterranean people. Paros is famous in history for its wine, its taste and its “behaviour” takes your mind directly to the ancient Greek writing about the “Wine of Gods”. Its not easy to find it as its made by the locals in the original way and with out any additives, its taste mood and energy are the fist impressions.
Getting around Paros Island
It couldn’t be easier – Many agencies hire cars, motorbikes, scooters or bicycles and explore using the tarmac road which takes you all around the island. If you prefer, sit back and enjoy the ride by using the excellent air conditioned bus service, taxis or privately organised coach trips. As you travel you will see tantalising glimpses of village life, beautiful beaches, and on clear days phenomenal views of distant islands as well as our beautiful neighbouring islands of Naxos to the east and Antiparos to the west.
A major benefit of having a peripheral coast road circumnavigating the island is easy access to every part of Paros. This enables travellers to discover different places outside the towns and find their own favourite part of the island. It could be a deserted cove, a special taverna, an interesting festival, a small village resort or simply a view that takes your breath away.
There is always something new to see and accommodation is never far away. This natural dispersal of travellers means that paros rarely gives the impression of being crowded.
Accommodation in Paros Island
Paros has a wealth of different types of accommodation fromhigh specification and hotels Apartments and Studios to small family run establishments, rented houses, as rooms and campings.
Archeological sites – Churches of Paros Island
The Church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, the Venetian Kastro in Naousa, the Asklepion, the Pytheion temple dedicated to Pythian Apollo. The Sanctuary of Eileithia, the Temple of Zeus, and Delion which was dedicated to the three deities of Delos – Leto, Artemis and Apollo, the Frankish Kastro, the ancient marble quarries at Marathi, the archaeological museum is in Parikia next to the Ekatontapiliani Church, as also more kind of museums and views
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Entertainment in Paros Island
There are many nightclubs, Beach clubs, classical music concerts, the local theatres, outdoor cinemas, specialist Greek and international restaurants like French, Italian, Mexican and Chinese, traditional fish tavernas, ouzeries and old traditional windmills.
Sports & Fun in Paros Island
The Diving and Kiteboarding are must , daily cruises and fishing trips, centres for watersports diving, sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing, paragliding and water skiing, an amusement park with waterslides etc. tennis and basketball courts, go-cart track, horse riding, and health club gymnasium.