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Παρασκευή, 5 Ιουνίου 2009

Paros Island - Greece









In the heart of the Cyclades Islands, Paros, with 10,000 inhabitants and 120km coastline, is a whole world fulfilling everybody's dream of an Aegean Island. Serene landscape with fertile valleys and rolling hills dotted with small churches and monasteries, endless sandy beaches with sparkling blue waters, famous monuments from the lands rich ancient and medieval past, picturesque white villages bathed in the unique, dazzling Aegean light. All this, along with warm hospitality, excellent tourist facilities, rich cultural life, cosmopolitan ambience but also the possibility of seclusion, have combined to make Paros one of the most favorite spots in the Cyclades Islands. It is now your turn to discover and explore it.
Enjoy swimming and your favorite water sports, have fun in the local feasts, savour the local dishes and famed wines in restaurants, taverns and ouzeries stroll around the countryside and the lovely village streets, visit the handicraft shops, revel in the intense nightlife.
Discover Parikia, the capital, visit the famous church of Katapoliani, one of Greece's most important Byzantine monuments, impressively preserved, the Venetian castle, and the Archaeological Museum with its exhibits from the ancient history of Paros and Antiparos. Discover Naoussa which is north of the island with its whitewashed alleys, picturesque fishing port and beautiful nearby beaches. Lefkes and Marathi which are in the middle of the Island with the ancient quarries of the famous Parian marble. The monasteries of Longovarda, Christou tou Dassous and many others. The tranquil fishing village of Aliki is on the south west of the Island with sandy beaches around.
It is well worth discovering the south east district from Marpissa to Drios is maybe the most beautiful in Paros, with picturesque villages and fishing ports (Marpissa, Pisso Livadi, Logaras, Drios), exquisite sandy beaches (Pisso Livadi, Logaras, Pounda, Messada, New Golden Beach, Golden Beach and Drios), interesting sights, warm island hospitality and model tourist facilities. Famous worldwide to fans of watersports, especially windsurfing, it also offers a variety of vacation possibilities for every taste, discover it by yourself and find out how many more surprises it holds. Distances in Paros are short, the roads are good and every ride has its own charm, with breathtaking views over the Aegean sea and the surrounding islands.
You can also take a trip to nearby Antiparos and visit its spectacular cave and turquoise-water beaches. And don't forget that Paros due to its position and importance, is linked not only to Piraeus (The port of Athens) and Rafina, but also to all the islands of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Samos, even Crete island and Thessaloniki which is the second biggest city in north Greece. The possibilities offered are limitless, both in moving around and in your stay, since Paros has an excellent tourist infrastructure. We are sure all this will entice you to become fans of Paros. Have a nice holidays!


The European Blue Flag On the occasion of the European Year of the Environment in 1987, the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe (FEEE) started a programme aimed at ensuring the proper organization and management of popular coastal beaches. This programme, known as the European Blue Flags, has now completed ten successful years of operation in 18 European countries. The programme is coordinated in each country by a national NGO operator in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment. A yearly award of a Blue Flag is given to those beaches and marinas which meet the criteria of the programme. Paros has to offer a great variety of beaches with crystal clear waters throughout the island and many of them award with blue flags.
Beaches in Parikia: there are two good beaches in Parikia, Krios and Livadia. The Krios beach offers music, food, ice cream and drinks, Beach Volley, and if you like it quiet, just move out of hearing distance. You shall find crystal-clear water here and fine white sand and have a beautiful view towards the town Parikia and the harbour. Also offers deck chairs and umbrellas. You can get there by boat taxi from Parikia's harbour, which doesn't cost much and takes about 5/10 minutes. If you have another means of transportation, drive once around the bay, which will only take you five minutes.Some people even like to walk their way around along the waterfront and, although it takes a while, it is a beautiful walk! Livadia is Parikia's main beach, starting within about 700 meters from the harbour and going all around the bay. It is divided into several sections, with and without trees, with deck chairs and without and there is a wide and a narrow section. Close to some shops, bars and restaurants for drinks and meals in-between. Good for all tastes and for those who want to stay close to the town or their accommodations.
Beaches in Naoussa : Piperi is the Naoussa's main in-town beach, in a small curve embraced by rocks, about 50 meters beneath the main road that leads into the town centre. It is within walking distance, approx. 250 metres from Naoussa's fishing port. You can also find yourself a comfortable quiet spot for sunbathing among the rocks. It is small but nice for swimming and a secret tip for snorkeling.
One of the Island's most famous beaches on the other side of Naoussa Bay is Kolimbithres with a beautiful view towards Naoussa. It is very special due to impressive rock formations that divide the beach into a succession of little sandy coves, which allows you, unless it is high season, to find a private spot of your own. The crystal-clear water is shallow here and ideal for families with little children. You can find some natural shade and umbrellas with deck chairs. The beach has a few Beach Bars and taverns spread out along the road where you will also find enough parking facilities. Water ski and other activities go on here in the high season.
Small boats will take you, in ten minutes, from the little harbor of Naoussa to Kolimbithres and Monastiri for swimming. Here the rocks form an impressive landscape with little harbors ideal for tanning and enjoying the water. But after all maybe the best place for swimming in Paros is that private little harbor you can always discover around the island. .
Other beaches around Naoussa: Monastiri this beach is also very well known and popular especially during the high season. It is at the end of the bay opposite Naoussa, about 2 km past Kolimbithres. It is a tiny bay enclosed by rocks on both sides with very shallow, pool-like water, overlooked by a tavern & music bar. A popular spot for private yachts. There is a lot going on here in the summer, including live concerts and organised beach parties. If you like it quiet, avoid this beach or look for a private, quiet spot nearby. Get there by using the frequent boat taxis from Naoussa's harbour or taking the road that leads to Kolimbithres first. Lageri Beach a very quiet, far from the road sandy beach that is difficult to be found as it is not well sign-posted. Not very busy, so good if you prefer it quiet. Can be reached easiest by boat taxi. Santa Maria Beach long coastline with sections of several long and wide sandy beaches, one of which is attached to Santa Maria Campsite. The countryside is flat here and there are small dunes and bushes in the background. You find music, food, Beach Volley, Wind Surfing (ideal because of more wind) here as well as a Diving Club. You can go there by car/motorbike or by bus. You can also take the boat taxi but it is a long ride and the boats are not scheduled so frequently, as they have to go once around the north peak of the island. Ambelas several small & quiet beaches nearby the town. To be recommended if you are mobile or with children.
Molos Beach : nearby the small village Marmara you find Molos and a few other sandy beaches that are hardly visited, even during the high season, probably because they are about 1 or 2 km off the main road. They are beautiful and wide, at some spots a little pebbly, and well worth visiting especially if you like it quiet! The water is deep here, and you have a beautiful view towards Naxos. When the winds are right, it is an ideal place for Wind Surfing if you have your own equipment. Get there from the main road between Naoussa and Pisso Livadi, but with your own vehicle, as the beaches are far from the bus stop.


Piso Livadi & Logaras beache: these are several beaches in or nearby of Pisso Livadi village. They are beautiful with shallow water and easy access to excellent restaurants for traditional Greek Cuisine. Convenient if you are staying in one of the hotels here or are on a tour around the island, by bus or with your own vehicle.
Punda Breach:
This is a small beach with a tropical flair. Actually more important than the beach itself is the new, two-story complex with a swimming pool, a bar and some shops with a Mexican touch, which is built upon the beach. It attracts happy crowds and has a lot going on during the summer, from partying by the pool to Bungee Jumping.
Go there by bus or car/motorbike. There is a steep hill to overcome from the bus stop,although it is not far.


New Golden Beach & Golden Beach:
Ideal for windsurfers and not only, long and sandy beaches with beautiful swimming pool-like water and the best circumstances for Wind Surfing; you can also rent equipment here. This is where the yearly Wind Surfing World Cup takes place ( P.W.A). There are several hotels and taverns and a nice little restaurant! You go there easily by bus or with your own vehicle.


Drios Beach: Drios it’s a quiet beach, protected from the wind, here you can find a few taverns with fresh fishes and local wine.
Lolantonis / Glyfa: Londanis it’s a quiet beach, just 1 Km. away from Drios.


Faragas: These are two not very well-known or heavily visited beaches. Farangas is far away from the main road, and nice if you prefer it quiet and lonely.
Aliki: Nice if you are staying in Aliki as a visitor anyway. Very good fish restaurants.
Agia Irini: This is a small beach with palm trees and very blue water, quite far away from the main road that leads to Parikia, with a nice tavern that has a big variety of Greek foods. Watch out for pebbles in the water.Parasporos: Big beach with a campsite and Beach Bar at the north end. The water gets deep quickly, and although the beach itself is sandy, you have to beware of the pebbles and small rocks in the water. Easy to be reached from the bus stop and the campsite has its own busses with frequent transfer.Delphini Beach: A small beach with turquoise-coloured water and a charming little Beach Bar. Seemingly a Mecca for foreigners living on the island, with live music and lively grill on Sundays. Easy to be reached by bus from Parikia.


How to get in Paros:
There are two ways to get on the island: by plane and by boat.
By plane
You can fly by plane from any European city to Athens, Santorini or Myconos and then take the boat from there to Paros. Or you catch a connecting flight from Athens (Olympic Airways) and you will arrive half an hour later on our island. Athens New Airport Access.

By boat
The ferries to Paros departures from the port of Piraeus and Rafina. Duration 2 hours and 45 minutes with a high speed boat and 4 hours and 45 minutes with a normal boat

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