Paros Island is one of the Greek islands that belongs to the Cyclades island group and is located in the Aegean Sea. This beautiful destination is popular amongst tourists as there are plenty of things to see and do during your stay. If you are not sure where to go on your next vacation yet, then here are just ten of the reasons you should consider visiting Paros Island.
The Beautiful Surroundings
Having beautiful surroundings is an important element of having an enjoyable vacation for many people and this is something that Paros can provide in abundance. From the coastal views to the picturesque villages, this is a very pretty island. There are sections of the island that are natural landscapes and other areas that are built up with historic structures that have become important landmarks on the island.
Paros is an island that is steeped in history and this is evident almost everywhere you go. If you are interested in the history and culture of the places you visit, then you will find plenty to keep you entertained during your visit to Paros. Some of the best historic sights and attractions include the ancient quarries at Marathi, the Holy Trinity church in Lefkes village, the Cave of Antiparos, and the Ekkatotapyliani in Parks. Even without visiting these landmarks, you can take in the history of the island simply by walking around the cobbled streets and admiring the traditional village houses.
One of the most popular activities for tourists who are staying on Paros Island is diving. There are diving centers located all around the coast of the island. Diving will give you the chance to view the beautiful underwater landscape surrounding the island and to swim amongst the aquatic life in the Aegean Sea.
The gorgeous azure blue waters of the Aegean Sea are extremely inviting and is also the setting for many of the activities that you can enjoy during your stay. Many people who visit Paros spend most of their time along the coast. If you enjoy trying fun and exhilarating activities, then the watersports available are a great option.
The Delicious Cuisine
The traditional Greek cuisine served in most of the restaurants on this island will add to the whole experience of your visit. Seafood is a specialty of the island and restaurants along the coast serve freshly caught fish and seafood served in traditional Greek style. You should try to sample some of the local delicacies during your stay.
Nature lovers will also love spending time on this island as there are many opportunities to appreciate the wildlife. Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the wildlife on the island while a boat trip is the perfect opportunity to birdwatch and discover the marine life.
No matter what time of year you visit Paros, it seems there is always some kind of celebration or festivity taking place. These festivities often include music, parades, food, drink, and performances. Do your research before you book your vacation to find out what is taking place on the island during the time of your visit.
While some of the Greek islands are very sleepy at night, there are parts of Paros that are vibrant and very much alive after nightfall. The best parts of the island to visit if you fancy a few drinks and want to dance the night away are Naoussa and Parikia. For quitter nightlife, there are plenty of small bars in Drios, Aliki, Logaros, and Marpissa.
The Stunning Beaches
Without a doubt, the beaches are one of the best features of the island. Visitors can enjoy mile after mile of beautiful golden beaches that are perfect for relaxation and soaking up the rays. Some of the best beaches on the island include Monastiri, Kolimbithres, Golden Beach, Pounda Beach, and Faragras.
The Outdoor Activities
If you prefer outdoor activities to simply relaxing or if you want to enjoy a combination of both, then Paros is definitely the right place to visit. The mixed terrain of the island is the perfect terrain for enjoying a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, horse riding, tennis, and cycling.
Written by Garrett Parker
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