Best resorts to stay in Paros
Located on the northern end of the island, Naoussa is an enchanting fishing village and a great place to stay if you want to explore this side of Paros. Nestled amphitheatrically around a sheltered bay, the picturesque village oozes traditional charm with a labyrinth of narrow, cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed houses and churches draped in bright bougainvillea.
The main square is the beating heart of the village and has an information booth, cash machines, and bus stops, as well as plenty of bustling restaurants, sidewalk cafés, and nightclubs where you can dance until dawn. If you want to spend the day on the beach, there is a great choice from wild, secluded beaches like Piparaki to busy beaches with full amenities and plenty of water sports like Kolymbithres Beach.
Accommodation in Naoussa
Parikia, also known as Paros Town or Hora, is the capital and the main port of Paros with a lively atmosphere. Built on the site where the ancient capital used to rest, the port town is the commercial and cultural centre of Paros and a good base if you want to explore the whole island or go island-hopping.
Tucked around the port, the village boasts traditional Cycladic architecture with charming whitewashed houses and coloured wooden doors, windows, and balconies. The trademark of Paros is a magnificent whitewashed windmill that welcomes the visitors and the town has plenty of great restaurants, bars, seaside cafés, and nightclubs if you want to enjoy a night on the town. Parikia has beautiful beaches with plenty of water sports for families with children, and many interesting museums if you want to explore the history of the island and the Cyclades.
Accommodation in Parikia
Tucked away on the southern side of Paros, Aliki is a small tourist resort and very close to the airport, making it a perfect place to stay without having to travel too far. The lovely coastal village has a pretty port and many traditional taverns that serve some of the freshest seafood around. The village has a peaceful, laid-back ambiance and is one of the best places to stay on the island if you are looking for a quiet escape from the touristy crowds.
Beautiful sandy beaches are ideal for families with children and there are many secluded little coves along the coast that offer total privacy and relaxation. Charming hotels and family-owned pensions provide welcoming hospitality, and if you are a foodie, you will love the fresh, island-grown food served at most of the restaurants and cafés.
Accommodation in Aliki
Chrissi Akti (Golden Beach)
Paros is best known for its world-class beaches and Chrissi Akti (Golden Beach) is one of them. Stretching along the south-east of Paros for over 700 metres, the long golden sandy beach is famous for being one of the best places to windsurf with ideal wind conditions. There are many comfortable hotels, apartments, and rooms to rent in the area and plenty of local buses that travel to the beaches, so if you want to hit the waves, then this is the best spot to stay.
The blue flag beach can be quite windy, so it's not ideal if you want to simply soak up the sun, but it’s a great little town in which to base yourself for relaxing and watching the windsurfers ride the waves while enjoying traditional Greek food next to the sea.
Accommodation in Chrissi Akti
Logaras Beach is nestled along the southern coast of Paros and a few kilometres away from the endearing village of Piso Livadi. This is a fantastic place to stay if you want to enjoy the beautiful long sandy beach and explore some of the eastern side of the island. The mountain village of Marpissa is a short drive away and there are many relaxed seaside taverns, restaurants, and bars along the beach serving traditional Greek cuisine.
There is a variety of accommodation in the area, ranging from lovely little pensions for couples to resorts with plenty of amenities for families, and the little coastal settlement is very easy to get to by road. Logaras Beach is a must if you love spending the day on the beach, swimming, sunning, and people watching.
Accommodation in Logaras