Paros – The brightest jewel of the Cyclades
Paros sits in the heart of the Aegean sea and belongs to the Cyclades, the most popular Greek islands group.
The island is a combination of traditional Cycladic architecture, historical monuments, idyllic villages, and a lively nightlife, but in truth the island is famous for one thing in particular: its beaches. Huge, sandy, with crystal clear waters and many facilities, Paros beaches are stunning! Santa Maria, Golden Beach, Pounta, and Kolybithres are some of the most famous beaches in Paros. However, there are also many secluded beaches, for those who seek privacy!
The two main villages of Paros Greece (and also where the heart of the island’s nightlife beats) are Parikia and Naoussa. Full of traditional taverns, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated bars, Parikia and Naoussa overflow with young crowds every night. If crowded places and loud music are not what you are looking for, though, you can wander in the tranquil traditional villages of Lefkes and Marpissa. You will be pleasantly surprised by the different faces of Paros.
It is extremely easy to get to Paros as it is reachable by ferry, plane and helicopter.
The flight time via helicopter is 40 minutes and you will have the opportunity to view from above the islands of Kythnos, Syros and Antiparos.
“THINGS YOU DIDNT KNOW ABOUT PAROS”
The famous ancient quarries in Marathi are located at Paros. The Marble of Paros is one of the world’s finest marble varieties, famous since ancient times. Its main characteristics are clearness, limpidness and its ability to capture the light
It was used for the construction of the Acropolis, the temple of Zeus in Olympia, the temple of Apollo in Delphi, the temple of Apollo Epicurus in Peloponnese and in almost all the famous temples and sanctuaries. Famous statues were also made of Parian marble, including the Nike of Paioios, the Venus of Milos, Hermes of Praxiteles and the Victory of Samothrace. It is estimated that 70% of the sculptures excavated in the Aegean islands are made from Parian marble.