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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Temple
“The church with the 99 openings established by St Helen and Constantine of Byzantium ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“he Paros Park deserves a ‘top 10’ article by itself, as there are innumerable reasons why you should visit. The natural, unspoiled rock formations that are a great sample of Cycladic beauty are one. The walking paths that introduce you to the beautiful nature on the island all year round are another. If you visit during the summer you should definitely have a swim at the gorgeous beach of Monastiri (AiYannis), or watch a film for free under the stars at the open movie theater Cine Enastron. During the yearly festival of the Park (June-October) a number of jazz, classical music and traditional Greek concerts and fascinating cultural events also take place. The Cycladic monastery of Ai Yiannis Detis and the Museum of the Park with the permanent historic exhibition ‘The Island of Paros through the Russian cartography 1770-1774’ are also well worth a visit.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nature
“Magnificent beach with stonemade scenery. Try it in the afternoon when its not so crouded. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“walking up the stairs and discovering a beautiful place with the best morning coffee (no breakfast) and then returning​ ​at night for a drink overlooking the port”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to eat
“ One of the most beautiful restaurants in the Paros area. By the sea. The service is excellent. The food is on a different level than other Paros restaurants. Very tasty dishes. All exceptionally fresh fish, balanced salads, awesome chickpeas, beef steak exemplarily baked. Definitely an expensive shop but worth a visit. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“Great beach for kids, the water is very shallow, during the season you can get there by a taxi boat from Naoussa. Water Ski zone sport and water park on the way there. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gymnastics Gym
“The Archeological Museum of Paros can be found behind Panagia Ekatontapyliani in Parikia. Its collections date from the Neolithic period to early Christianity. Even though this is not a big museum it includes some important exhibits, like the 6th century BC marble statue of Gorgon, the 490BC colossal worship statue of Artemis, and a neolithic figurine of a woman sitting with crossed legs with her hands under her chest. Housed in the Church of Ekatontapiliani, the Byzantine Museum of Parikia exhibits a collection of rare and valuable icons, various religious relics and other ecclesiastical items dating from the post-Byzantine period.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“A one of kind cocktail bar offering a big selection of unique and classic cocktails and spirits. Green Project also operates a kitchen where you can enjoy burgers, pizzas, pasta and salads all made on the spot using local products. All that while listening to some good music (occasionally live) in lovely surroundings. Once there, do not forget to ask Yannis (the owner) to show you his homemade marmalades and jams. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“ Paros is one of the top destinations for water sports enthusiasts in the world, especially windsurf and kitesurf. The ideal weather conditions on the island, and especially the northern winds, the well-known meltemi, have made the island of Paros a pole of attraction for Greek and foreign athletes, as well as for all the warm supporters of both sports. With many world wind / kitesurf championships in the modern sporting history of the island and with their international relay, Paros has now become an institution of its kind. The most famous and ideal beaches for windsurf and kitesurf in Paros are: Gold Coast, New Gold Coast (Tserdakia), Tsoukalia, Santa Maria and Punta. Most of them have modern beginners training centers and the equipment to rent.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 7 locals recommend
Fish Taverna
“After a day at the beach, there's nothing we enjoy more than seafood and fish, next to the water. Thalami is in Ampelas and one of our favorite places”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Faragas Beach. Visitors can enjoy lying on thesandy beach or swimming in the beautiful, crystal clear green sea. There is also a beach bar on the main beach, for those who want to rent umbrellas, a refreshment or some food. Visitors can also enjoy the privacy (not always in the peak season) of the two smaller bays, located next to the main one. Παραλία Φάραγγα. Υπέροχες παραλίες με άμμο και δροσερά, πράσινα νερά. Στην κεντρική παραλία οι επισκέπτες μπορούν να νοικιάσουν ξαπλώστρες και να προμηθευτούν ποτό ή φαγητό από το μπαρ/εστιατόριο το οποίο λειτουργεί εκεί. Υπάρχουν κι άλλες δυο παραλίες δίπλα στην κεντρική για όσους και όσες προτιμούν να μοιράζονται την παραλία με λιγότερο κόσμο. Στο μέσο της τουριστικής περιόδου, μπορεί να έχει πολύ κόσμο. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Located 5km south of Parikia, near the Monastery of Jesus of Woods, this valley is referred to as Petaloudes, which means Butterfly in Greek. Every year during the summer months, the valley is verdant and the Jersey Tiger Moths seem to wrap the entire valley which creates a truly breathtaking natural phenomenon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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  • 5 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Very nice café-bar with a very careful decoration. View to the port of Paros! Nice music too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very good restaurant on the beach of Livadia. You can enjoy your meal (great food) by the sea watching the sunset and the lighted Parikia in the evening. Value for money! ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fish Taverna
“After a day at the beach, there's nothing we enjoy more than seafood and fish, next to the water. Thalami is in Ampelas and one of our favorite places”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very good restaurant on the beach of Livadia. You can enjoy your meal (great food) by the sea watching the sunset and the lighted Parikia in the evening. Value for money! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Famous sea food restaurant at Piso Livadi. The place is excellent, the food is amazing and the staff are all experts and very kind! Do not forget to mention that I introduced you, so they can pay extra attention to you!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful setting, great cooking with love. Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with a twist.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“The healthy choice- green smoothies, homemade granola and fantastic sandwiches during the day, at 5pm it turns into a bar”
  • 5 locals recommend
Taverna
“Wonderful views by the sea, delicious food and reasonable pricing, authentic cuisine, easy going!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“The cuisine at Markakis is traditional Greek with a variety of fresh fish dishes prepared according to local recipes! There is always a huge selection of fresh sea food on offer and guests can choose from a variety of delicious fish soups: red mullet, anchovy or octopus. The Markakis is also famous for its lobster spaghetti, homemade sweet wine and souma, a traditional drink made from figs!”
  • 6 locals recommend

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