Coined a ‘small Mykonos’, Paros is another of the best islands to go to in Greece. If you’re cruising between islands, dedicate at least one full day to this vibrant landmass.
Equally, three days is a great length of time to spend in Paros for those looking to delve further into all that the island has to offer. And it certainly does have a lot to see and do.
Paros is the second-largest island in the Cyclades and has a sweeping coastline of golden-sand beaches. It is along this vast shoreline that you will find some of the best beaches in Greece for couples and families alike, thanks to its diverse range of coves.
There are bustling shorelines with a vibrant selection of watersports including windsurfing, kayaking and kitesurfing that perfectly lend themselves to those traveling with children.
On the other hand, there are also hidden coves offering utter peace and tranquility that are ideal for those on a romantic getaway. Whichever beach you choose to visit, prepare to be blown away by dazzling-blue waters and pristine shores. In fact, the island is home to some of the most amazing beaches in Greece.
Yet, the allure of Paros is certainly not limited to its shoreline. Picture yourself meandering through the winding alleyways of the island’s whitewashed capital: Parikia.
Here you will pass bustling bars, restaurants and cafes, and plenty of opportunities to stop for some local grappa known as souma. Also, be sure to call by the idyllic mountain village of Lefkes.
A quaint paradise, this hidden gem is home to just 500 inhabitants, idyllic cobblestone streets and an array of traditional tavernas. Offering a wonderful example of classic Cycladic architecture, the captivating homes in Lefkes are a sea of white stone with striking blue accents.