Are you heading to the Cyclades and wondering where to stay in Paros? The Greek island of Paros is a new and exciting, up and coming destination with charming small towns and gorgeous beaches that have not yet been spoiled by mass tourism. This post is a complete guide to the best hotels in Paros and the best areas to stay in Paros based on your travel style.
Where to stay in Paros – Quick Guide
🏨 If you’re flighting out soon and still looking for the best hotel in Paros, below are the three best places to stay in Paros + best mid-range hotels:
Parikia – stay in port town for convenience Marioly Studios Paros
Naoussa – stay in this trendy town for chic boutiques and a picturesque marina Contaratos Beach Paros
Lefkes – stay in this quiet town for the authentic experience Villa Byzantino
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Best Hotels in Paros – Summary
|Parikia||$$$||High Mill Paros Hotel||Adults Only + Pool|
|Naoussa||$$$||Bohemian Paros||Central Location + Pool|
|Naoussa||$$||Blue Mare Villas Paros||Jacuzzi Suites|
|Lefkes||$$||Villa Byzantino||Villas + hot tub|
|Lefkes||$$||Stunning Traditional Windmill||Windmill stay|
|Golden Beach||$$||Saint George Hotel||Beachfront|
|Golden Beach||$$||Golden Beach Hotel||Superb Location|
|Piso Livadi||$$$||Aloni Hotel Paros||Stylish Suites + pool|
|Parasporos Beach||$$$||Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa||Superb Facilities|
|Parasporos Beach||$$||Paros Bay||Cute rooms + pool|
|Alyki||$$$||Acoya Suites Paros||Stylish + Beachfront|
Where to Stay on Paros – Best Towns & Hotels
This section will answer your question “where to stay in Paros Greece”. Here you’ll find the best towns, superb accommodation in Paros including Paros luxury hotels, excellent boutique hotels in Paros and cheap hotels in Paros.
Parikia Paros – where to stay in Paros for convenience
Paros Parikia is one of the most popular places to stay in Paros Greece and a great base for exploring the rest of the island. It is the port town of the island, so anyone arriving in Paros, starts from Parikia.
Parikia boasts a charming historic part where you can get lost in the narrow alleys amongst whitewashed Cycladic buildings and cute blue and white churches. It has a few beautiful churches including the Church of Agios Konstantinos from where you can watch the best sunset on the island! For the history buffs there are ruins of the Frankish Castle and for the rest, many suer cute cafes, hidden around the historic part of the city and cool boutique shops.
Parikia stretches along the coast and has a few beaches within walking distance of the town. The best beaches are Livadia and Parikia situated north of the Paros ferry port. Parikia is also close to some of the best beaches in Paros a short (up to 30 min) drive away, that are perfect for a day trip. One of my favourite ones is Monastiri Beach. Parikia also has a few cute historic windmills that stand along the coastline.
Staying in Parikia is super convenient because it will mean you can literally walk from the ferry to your Paros accommodation. Moreover, Parikia has an excellent bus connection with the rest of the island. So, if you don’t want to drive definitely stray in Parikia Greece. The town of Parikia is also excellent for a wide range of amenities such as grocery stores, superb restaurants and chilled bars, tour operators and car & ATV rental shops. Due to its convenience, Parikia is also the best area to stay in Paros with kids and families.
BEST FOR | Convenient stay close to all amenities, families, great base for exploring the island, excellent nightlife & restaurant choices.
THINGS TO DO IN PARIKIA PAROS GREECE|
Laze on the beach (Parikia or Livadia)
Watch the sunset from Agios Konstantinos
Visit the ruins of Frankish Castle
Have a tea at the windmill at Alexandros Cafe
Spend the day at the best beach in Paros – Monastiri
BEST RESTAURANTS PAROS PARIKIA|
Nick’s Burgers | excellent burgers (including a veggie option), gyros & pitas
Bountaraki | one of the best in Parikia Paros for seafood and mese
Enjoyment Cafe | best breakfast (veggie omelette)
Cuore Rosso Paros | best pizza in town
Ephesus Paros | best sunset dinner with veggie options
Best Hotels in Paros Parikia
High Mill Paros Hotel – Adults Only Hotel with Pool & Seaview
Location | High Mill Paros Hotel is situated in the southern part of Parikia, 15-20 minutes walk to the town shops, cafes and the historic centre. The hotel is perched on a hill and boasts panoramic views over the bay. Delfini Beach is 11 minutes walk.
Rooms | Each ensuite room has a tasteful, minimalist decor and comes with a balcony overlooking the sea. Inside each room are a vanity area, a minibar, and ironing facilities.
Facilities | The hotel boasts an adults-only pool area overlooking the sea. Guests can enjoy a superb breakfast daily and other meals in the onsite restaurant and bar. There is also complimentary parking for guests.
Best for | Couples, romantic getaway, ocean views, pool lovers
Parian Village Beach Hotel – Adults Only Hotel with Pool, Jacuzzi Rooms
Location | Parian Village Beach Hotel is situated on the northern end of the Paros cove, just a minutes walk from Parikia Beach, which it overlooks. Paros ferry port and historic centre is 2 km away.
Rooms | The hotel offers a range of rooms from standard to suites that come with a sitting area. Each room comes with a private bathroom, including a shower, free toiletries and a bathrobe. There is also a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool overlooking the ocean, a bar and free parking.
Best for | Couples, beach lovers, romantic and chilled stay
Argonauta Hotel Paros – Hotel with personalised service & intimate settings (Historic Town)
Location | This family-own hotel is situated in the heart of Parikia’s historic centre, minutes walk to its shops and restaurants as well as port.
Rooms | The hotel offers a selection of rooms from single to king suite with a balcony overlooking the town. All rooms come decorated in pastel colours with marble floors and wooden ceilings. Other room facilities include a bathroom with a shower or bath, a safe and a coffee and tea making facility. The king suite also is equipped with a kitchen.
Facilities | Breakfast is included in the room rate. There is a cosy courtyard for guests to enjoy, a restaurant, and complimentary parking.
Best for | Families, couples and solo travellers, staying close to nightlife and restaurants, intimate settings
Marioly Studios Paros – Apartments with kitchen near Livadi beach
Location | Marioly Studios are situated a minutes walk from Livadia Beach, Parikia Beach, as well as the port and the historic centre.
Rooms | Each studio comes with a well-equipped kitchenette including a coffee maker, a private bathroom featuring a shower and a balcony with a seating area. The apartments can sleep up to 4 adults.
Facilities | There is free parking and a shaded courtyard where guests can relax on sofas and hammocks. The hotel also provides a BBQ facility.
Best for | Friends and families, cooking your own meals, beachgoers and being close to nightlife
Golden Sunset Paros – Studios on a hill with panoramic views & infinity pool
Location | Golden Sunset Hotel is located a 7-minute drive from Livadi Beach and Parikia shops and restaurants. It boasts a hilltop location with stunning sunset views over the sea.
Rooms | The property features a range of apartments that can sleep up to 6 adults. They all come with a private balcony overlooking the sea and a fully equipped kitchenette.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and an outdoor pool with panoramic sea views. There is also a bar and free parking.
Best for | Quiet location, pool lovers, sunset views over the sea
Roses Beach Hotel Paros – Hotel with a pool close to the beach
Location | Roses Beach Hotel is located a 7-minute walk to Paralia Parikia (beach) and a 25-minute walk to Parikia historic centre.
Rooms | The hotel features a double and family room sleeping up to four adults. Each room comes with a balcony and some come with a sea view.
Facilities | The property boasts a pool with a sun lounge area and a bar overlooking the Parikia bay and beach. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast daily and a free transfer to and from the ferry port. There is also free and secure parking.
Best for | Couples, families, friends, pool lovers, beachgoers
Stella Hotel Paros – Budget hotel 2 min walk to Livadi Beach
Location | Stella Hotel has a superb location – 2 min walk from Livadia Beach and 5 minutes walk from the historic centre of Parikia.
Rooms | The hotel offers a range of rooms, some come with a balcony and sea view. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, a fridge, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
Facilities | Guests can get access to nearby free parking. The hotel does not have a restaurant or breakfast but guests can take advantage of the excellent location with all the best Parikia cafes nearby.
Best for | Friends, couples, beachgoers and good proximity to nightlife
Siroco’s Rooms and Studios – Budget studios with pool
Location | Sirco’s Rooms are located a 10-minute walk to the Parikia beachfront and its restaurants and the old town.
Rooms | The property has a range of available ensuite rooms and studios that come with a kitchen and can sleep up to four adults.
Facilities | There is an outdoor pool and sun loungers. The hotel offers free parking for its guests and an onsite cafe where guests can purchase breakfast and light meals.
Best for | Group friends, families, pool stay
Naoussa Paros – where to stay in Paros for luxury hotels
Naoussa Paros is situated on the northern coast of Paros, 15 minutes drive from Parikia. Naousa town is way more upmarket than Parikia. You will find here more luxurious accommodation Paros, fancy restaurants and chic boutiques selling cool clothes and fashion accessories.
Naoussa boasts a picturesque marina with colourful ships and yachts parked by the shore and a variety of seafood restaurants that offer al fresco dining at the seafront. There is also a regular boat service that can take you to various beaches daily, such as Monastiri Beach and Kolymbithres Beach.
There is a decent beach in town, but Naoussa is also close to some of the best beaches on Paros, such as Santa Maria, Lageri and Monastiri, and it would be a shame not to visit them. An excellent idea for a day trip from Naoussa is renting an ATV and exploring one of the gorgeous Paros beaches. If you are a wine lover, there is also a great winery nearby called Moraitis Winery.
Where to stay in Paros Parikia or Naoussa?
If you’re looking to spend your holidays to Paros Greece, in style including staying in the best hotel in Paros Greece, eating in the best restaurants in Paros with a view and want to stay somewhere lively choose Naoussa. If you’re more of a budget traveller, don’t care about stylish restaurants or hotels, but you’re primarily after convenience, stay in Parikia.
BEST FOR | Luxury stays, boutique shops, cute marina, superb dining, great beaches
THINGS TO DO |
Go shopping Naoussa has the best shopping scene on the island
Walk to the half-sunken Venetian Castle
Dine at the marina restaurants
Visit Faneromeni Church
Visit Lageri or Santa Maria Beach
BEST RESTAURANTS IN NAOUSSA PAROS |
Barbarossa Paros | best sushi & seafood and a prime spot in Naoussa marina
Agosta Paros | one of the best bars in Paros, perfect for sunset drinks
Sousouro | best avo on toast and smoothie bowls
Soso | excellent traditional Greek food
Best Naoussa Paros Hotels
Comfy Suites Paros – Paros Naoussa Apartments with private plunge pool
Location | Located 6 min drive from Naoussa town centre, Comfy Suites Paros boast a quiet location 5 min drive from the superb Santa Maria – best beach in Paros.
Rooms | The property features a range of double rooms, suites with a plunge pool or a jacuzzi and family suites that can sleep up to 5 people. All rooms come with a team and coffee making facility, desk, minibar and a private bathroom.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, airport shuttle, free parking and an in house bar.
Best for | Romantic getaway for couples, family holidays, being close to the beach
Bohemian Paros – Adults-only Boutique Hotel Naoussa Centre with Pool
Location | This superb boutique hotel in Paros is located in the very heart of Naoussa, and minutes walk to the marina, restaurants and cafes.
Rooms | The hotel boasts a range of rooms, including suites and rooms with a spa and sea view. All rooms come with a bathroom with shower, tea and coffee machine, a minibar, flat-screen TV and a desk.
Facilities | There is a breakfast included in the room rate. Guests can enjoy a pool that overlooks the sea and a bar. There is also an airport shuttle available upon request.
Best for | Romantic stay with jacuzzi, couples, pool time enthusiasts
Astir of Paros – Beachfront hotel with two large pools
Location | Astir Paros Hotel is located 6 minutes drive from Naoussa town centre. The hotel boasts a beachfront location with a private beach area and it’s situated a 3-minute drive from the famous Kolimpithres Beach.
Rooms | The property features various rooms, including suites and interconnecting rooms for groups and families with balconies and separate lounge rooms.
Facilities | The hotel boasts 2 outdoor pools, one with a jacuzzi, a children’s pool, 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Guests can also enjoy a tennis court, 3-hole golf course, sauna and a complimentary gym. For those that want to fly in, the hotel offers a helicopter pad. Personalised concierge service is also available upon request, as well as babysitting and yacht and helicopter rental.
Best for | Relaxing stay close to the beach with resort-style superb facilities for couples, friends and families.
Blue Mare Villas Paros – Suites with jacuzzi and fully equipped kitchens + Pool
Location | Blue Mare Villas Hotel is situated inland, 7 minutes drive from Naoussa town centre and its beaches.
Rooms | The property features a range of double to family rooms that come with a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. Some rooms come with a hot tub.
Facilities | The property boasts a large outdoor pool, including a jacuzzi childrens’ pool and a playground. Guests can enjoy a daily complimentary breakfast and a bar by the pool area. There is also free private parking, BBQ facilities and car and bicycle rental can be arranged for an extra charge.
Best for | Families with kids, self-catering stays, chilled days by the pool
Christina Hotel Paros – Adults-only hotel in the heart of Naoussa
Location | Christina Hotel is situated in Naousa town, 6 minutes walk to the seafront and a 10-minute walk to Piperi Beach.
Rooms | All rooms (double or twin) come with a private bathroom, tea & coffee maker and a furnished terrace or patio.
Facilities | The property features an adult-only heated pool and two terraces where guests can chill. Breakfast is available daily as well as a free parking and airport shuttle service.
Best for | Couples, romantic stay in the heart of Naoussa, friends
Contaratos Beach Paros – Beachfront Hotel Paros Naoussa with pool featuring sea view rooms with hot tub
Location | Contaratos Beach Hotel is situated right by the Agioi Anargyroi Beach in the eastern part of Naousa, a 12-minute walk to the marina and a 5-minute walk to the Moraitis Winery.
Rooms | A selection of rooms include double and family rooms that come with a private bathroom and a balcony. Some rooms feature a sea view and a hot tube.
Facilities | The property features a large pool with a hot tub and a pool bar, a restaurant and a good breakfast included in the room rate.
Best for | Beach lovers, couples or families, staying close to town
Anemoi Resort Paros – Large apartments in Paros with kitchen + pool
Location | Anemoi Resort is situated 1.5 km from Naoussa (20-min walk or a short drive) and 500 meters from the beach.
Rooms | A range of rooms vary from double to 2-bed studios that can sleep up to 6 adults. Some rooms come with a kitchen and sea view. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and a balcony.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast and an outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking the sea, sun loungers, onsite restaurant and a bar. There is free parking available.
Best for | Large families or group of friends
Alpha Studios Paros – Apartments with kitchen for perfect for friends + balcony
Location | Alpha studios are situated right in town, a 5-minute walk from the marina and Piperi Beach.
Rooms | Alpha studios can sleep up to 4 adults and come with a balcony overlooking the garden. All rooms come with a private bathroom, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen perfect for a self-catering stay.
Facilities | The property features a spacious rooftop terrace overlooking the marina, BBQ facilities, airport shuttle and free parking.
Best for | Friends, budge conscious travellers, evening drinks on the balcony
Pension Anna Paros – Naoussa Paros accommodation in the heart of town
Location | Pension Anna has a super convenient location between Piperi Beach and the marina.
Rooms | Rooms range from double, triple rooms to a one-bed apartment with a fully equipped kitchenette. All rooms come with a private bathroom, a fridge and a balcony or patio.
Facilities | Free wifi.
Best for | Friends and couples on a budget, self-catering holidays.
Althea Paros – Budget twin rooms close to the beach
Location | Althea Paros Hotel is situated a 6-minute walk to Agioi Anargyroi Beach and a 13-minute walk to Naoussa town centre and the marina restaurants.
Rooms | The property offer twin rooms with a private bathroom and a balcony.
Facilities | The hotel features a garden and free parking. The property is pet-friendly.
Best for | Friends wanting to stay close to the beach and Naoussa town.
Lefkes Paros – where to stay on Paros for an authentic experience
The town of Lefkes is situated 18 km east of Parikia ferry port in the centre of the island of Paros Greece. The town is perched on the hill and boasts panoramic views over the surrounding greenery and even the sea. The nearest beach to Lefkes is Piso Livadi – one of the best beaches Paros is renowned for.
Lefkes was the capital of Paros in mediaeval times, and today this is visibly in its architectural heritage, especially the many beautiful churches that date back to medieval times. If you want to experience the authentic Cycladic village, the charming town of Lefkes is the best place to stay in Paros. And the best way to experience its beauty and charm is to stay a few nights. During the late morning to early afternoon of the high season, Lefkes may fill up with tourists coming for a day trip, but not many people actually stay in Lefkes outside of the ‘rush hours’, so you can have this cute place entirely to yourself!
The historic centre of Lefkas is entirely pedestrianised. Wake up in the morning and stroll its whitewashed alleys. Sit on the Byzantine square and drink a fresh orange juice. Lefkes is also a paradise for all photography lovers. Every street is picture-worthy, so don’t forget to charge up your camera! The most iconic landmark of Lefkes is its beautiful Parekklesio Church perched on a hill.
Lefkes is also the best place to stay Paros if you’re planning to hike the Byzantine Road, which is a spectacular 3.5 km hike to the village of Prodromos.
BEST FOR | Authentic experience seekers, away from the tourist crowds, photographers and outdoor lovers.
THINGS TO DO |
Visit Parekklesio Church
Sit at a cafe, and people watch
Hike the Byzantine Road
Visit one of the silver workshops of Lefkes
Visit the nearby village Marpissa
BEST RESTAURANTS IN PAROS GREECE LEFKES |
Lefkiano Restaurant | authentic Greek cuisine with rooftop seating area
Ramnos | excellent cafe on the hill with panoramic views
Agiazi Cafe | tasty cakes and smoothies on the picturesque Byzantine square
Kafeneio Marigos | excellent orange pie and homemade lemonade
Best Places to Stay in Paros Greece – Lefkes
Agiasi Villas – Luxury villas with hot tub & shared pool – suitable for large groups
Location | Perched on a hill, Agiasi Villas boast a panoramic view of the Greek Paros island and are located within a 12-minute walk of the historic centre of Lefkes.
Rooms | Villas are equipped with a seating area, kitchen and 2 bathrooms. All rooms also feature a Nespresso coffee maker and washing machine, and some come with a hot tub. Villas can sleep from 6 to 9 adults.
Facilities | Guests of the villas can use the shared swimming pool with panoramic views. There is also a restaurant, a mini-market and a bakery 2-minute walk. There is also a BBQ facility and free parking.
Best for | Large group of friends or families, a stylish stay with a pool
Location | Sweet Path Villa is situated a 5-minute walk to the historic centre of Lefkes.
Rooms | The property features a two-bedroom villa that can sleep up to 4 adults. There is a fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a beautiful terrace with a pool overlooking the village of Lefkes.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a private pool area, and also breakfast can be arranged at the property.
Best for | Couples, friends seeking a luxury pool stay, cosy home away from home experience
Villa Byzantino – Elegant double rooms & villas with hot tub
Location | The property is situated right in the heart of the village of Lefkes, overlooking the Agia Triada church.
Rooms | The hotel features standard double rooms and villas with hot tubs and fully equipped kitchens that can sleep up to 8 adults. All rooms have elegant, Cycladic decor and come with balconies.
Facilities | Luggage storage and free wifi.
Best for | Group of friends but also couples.
Stunning Traditional Windmill – Unique stay for couples
Location | The windmill is located in Lefkes village, a few minutes walk to the Byzantine church.
Rooms | The space comes with a double bed, bathroom and a seating area, including a kitchenette.
Facilities | The property features a private garden and free parking.
Best for | Couples and unique accommodation lovers.
Rina Houses Lefkes – Stylish studio apartments in the centre of Lefkes
Location | Situated in Lefkes, a few minutes walk to the historic centre.
Rooms | The property features apartments with a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony overlooking the village. The rooms have a stylish, Cycladic decor and are specious. The apartments can sleep 2 or 4 adults.
Facilities | Free wifi and parking.
Best for | Couples, friends
Lefkes Village Hotel Paros Greece – Best Hotel Paros Lefkes with pool
Location | Lefkes Village is situated in the heart of Lefkes overlooking the mountains.
Rooms | The property features a range of rooms from double to family rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a fridge and a balcony.
Facilities | The property features an outdoor pool with a sun terrace and sun loungers, free parking and complimentary breakfast to its guests.
Best for | Chilled stay with pool, couples and families.
Location | Antigonis House is situated a 2-minute walk from Lefkes historic centre and boasts mountain views.
Rooms | Grand floor apartment features a double bed and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, washing machine and private bathroom.
Facilities | Free wifi.
Best for | Solo traveller or couple, stay with kitchen
Chrissi Akti Paros – where to stay on Paros for the best beach vacation
Chrissi Akti (or Chrissi Atki) is situated on the southeastern side of Paros, a 20 km or 30 minutes drive from the port of Parikia and 17 km from the Paros Airport. The area centres around Chrissi Akti Beach, also known as Golden Beach Paros.
Golden Beach is famous for its powdery golden sand that glistens in the sun and calm sea that stays shallow for a long way out, making it a safe beach for families with young children. This area of Paros is also popular with windsurfing and kite surfing, and a little away from the Golden Beach, there is Nea Chrissi Akti, a place where the World Cup by Professional Association of Windsurfing takes place. The conditions on that beach are perfect for windsurfing, and there are several schools where you can try this fantastic water sport.
Apart from windsurfing, all the best beach clubs in Paros are situated in the area of Golden Beach as well as a few cool beach bars. Golden Beach is also the best place to stay in Paros Greece, for kayaking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP).
BEST FOR | Beach holiday, water sports such as SUP, kayak and windsurfing
THINGS TO DO |
Laze on the best beach Paros
Spend a day in style in the Golden Beach Club Paros
Rent a SUP
Explore the shore in the kayak
Learn how to windsurf
Best places to eat in Paros – Chrissi Akti |
Blue Dolphin Restaurant | seafood & Greek cuisine
Stella’s Taverna | family-run, traditional Greek food
Kima Seaside | seafood, Mediterranean
Where to stay Paros Chrissi Akti
Acquamarina Resort – Beachfront hotel with large pool
Location | Acquamarina Resort Paros boasts a beachfront location on the New Golden Beach renowned for windsurfing, 850 meters from Golden Beach.
Rooms | Each room comes with a seating area, private bathrooms and a balcony. Some units come with a pool and sea view and can sleep from 2 to 5 adults.
Facilities | The hotel features a large pool overlooking the sea, a bar and a restaurant serving seafood and Mediterranean dishes. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free parking. There is also a private beach area, beach volleyball, windsurfing and water bikes available to guests.
Best for | Beach vacation, water sports, couples and families
Alfa Luxury Villas – Private villa with pool for 4-8 people
Location | Alfa Luxury Villas are located 10-15 min east of Chrissi Akti Beach.
Rooms | Each villa comes with 2 or 4 bedrooms, a large seating area, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area.
Facilities | Each villa comes with a private pool and a sun terrace with sun loungers. There is free parking and grocery service.
Best for | Families or group of friends, self-catering holiday, beach vacation
Summer Senses Luxury Resort – Best Hotel Paros for luxury & amenities
Location | Summer Senses Paros is situated in Marpissa, 5 min drive from Golden Beach. It is a beachfront hotel that has its own beach called Punda Beach.
Rooms | All rooms come with ultra-modern decor, a partially outdoor bathroom with complimentary branded toiletries and a private outdoor area with comfortable furniture. The property features a variety of rooms and suites; all are equipped with a minibar and a coffee machine, while some come with a sea view.
Facilities | The hotel boasts three lagoon-style pools, two superb restaurants and a bar. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast, free parking and a shuttle to the airport.
Best for | Luxury stay for couples, pool lovers, beachgoers
Saint George Hotel – Beachfront hotel with a large pool
Location | Saint George Paros Hotel is situated right on Neu Chrissi Atki Beach, 10 min walk from Chrissi Akti Beach.
Rooms | The property features a range of different rooms, including twin and double rooms, suites and family suites. Most rooms come with a sea view.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a superb complimentary breakfast daily. The property boasts a large pool overlooking the sea, a bar and a restaurant.
Best for | Beach lovers, pool enthusiasts, couples, families, friends
Amaryllis Beach Hotel – Hotel with prime location on Golden Beach
Location | Amaryllis Beach Hotel Paros is situated right on Golden Beach and boasts a private beach area.
Rooms | There is a range of available rooms, including twin and double bungalows, suites and sea view rooms. All rooms come with a balcony or patio and a private bathroom.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free parking at the hotel. There is a garden with sun loungers and a bar.
Best for | Beach lovers, couples and friends.
Golden Beach Hotel – Hotel right on Golden Beach
Location | Golden Beach Hotel Paros is located in the prime location, right of Chrissi Akti Beach.
Rooms | The hotel features a range of available rooms from double and twin standard rooms, family rooms, 1-2 bed apartments and suites. They come with balconies and a private bathroom with either shower or bathtub.
Facilities | There is a sun terrace with comfy sun loungers for guests to enjoy, as well as a bar and a complimentary breakfast daily. The hotel can also arrange babysitting car and bike rental. There is also a shop.
Best for | Beach lovers, friends and families.
Flora & Agelos Studios – Apartment minutes walk from the beach with terrace
Location | The apartments are situated a 10-minute walk from the western end of Golden Beach.
Rooms | The owner has a range of available studio flats and one-bedroom flats that can sleep from 2 to 4 adults. Some of them come with sea view, others come with mountain view. All rooms come with a balcony and a fully equipped kitchenette, including a coffee machine.
Facilities | Free wifi is available throughout the properties.
Best for | Self-catering holidays. Friends and couples, beach lovers.
Kiki’s ground floor apartment – 2 bedroom apartment close to the beach
Location | Kiki’s apartment is situated just a few minutes walk from Golden Beach, a shop and a few restaurants.
Rooms | The apartment has two bedrooms with one double and two single beds, a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchenette.
Facilities | There is a garden and free wifi.
Best for | Self-catering holiday, beach lovers, friends, couples, families.
Porto Paradiso – Rooms with excellent location – right on Golden Beach
Location | Porto Paradiso Rooms are located right by Golden Beach!
Rooms | The property features twin rooms and interconnecting rooms perfect for friends or families. All rooms come with a private bathroom and a balcony. Some rooms come with a sea view.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy an excellent complimentary breakfast daily, and the property also features a bar. Sun loungers and parasols can be provided at extra charge.
Best for | Beach stay, families and friends.
Piso Livadi Paros – Best town to stay with a family
Piso Livadi is a small fishing village that in recent years has been transformed into a low key seaside resort, especially favoured by families with kids. Piso Livadi boasts an excellent selection of well-priced accommodation.
Piso Livadi is situated 17 km southeast of Parikia and 12 km southeast of Naoussa. Piso Livadi has a small beach in town that is perfect for families, and it’s a short walk from Paralia Logaras (Logaras Beach), situated 500 meters from the town marina. Golden Beach (Chrissi Akti is 4 km away.
The beach features sun loungers and umbrellas that belong to a couple of taverns. If you order a drink or a meal, you can use them free of charge. There is also a children’s playground right by the beach in Piso Livadi to entertain the little ones.
Piso Livadi has a small marina in the heart of town with colourful fishing boats. Also, from this small port, you can take a day trip to the nearby islands such as Naxos, Ios or Santorini. The town is also renowned for its excellent restaurants serving traditional Greek cuisine, seafood, and international dishes and most of them are located along the town’s promenade. Even if you decide against staying in Piso Livadi, come here for dinner.
BEST FOR | Families, a quiet stay by the beach away from the crowds, excellent dining with the marina view, well-priced rooms.
THINGS TO DO |
Spend the day on the beach
Visit nearby beaches such as Chrissi Akti & Logaras
Take a day tour to Ios island
Dine in the marina restaurants
Visit Marpissa or Lefkes
PISO LIVADI RESTAURANTS |
Markaris Restaurant | seafood, in the marina
The Sailor | excellent Greek, Mediterranean & seafood
Halaris Ouzery | seafood, in the marina
Mango Pizza & Pasta | Italian in beautiful settings
Best hotels in Paros Greece – Piso Livadi
Aloni Hotel Paros – Stylish Cycladic suites with private pool
Location | Aloni Hotel is located in the heart of Piso Livadi, and just a few minutes walk to the beach.
Rooms | A range of rooms are available at Aloni Hotel, including suites with a private pool and family rooms sleeping up to 4 adults. Every room comes with a private bathroom and a balcony, some of which have a sea view.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a superb complimentary breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the sea. The hotel boasts a stylish pool and a cafe that serves light meals and drinks by the pool. There is also free parking available to guests.
Best for | Romantic stay with private pool
San Antonio Summer House – Rooms & apartments with kitchen + pool
Location | Set in the heart of Piso Livadi, San Antonio Summer House Paros is a 3-minute walk to the beach, restaurants and cafes.
Rooms | San Antonio features a number of rooms; all come with a balcony and a private bathroom. Some rooms come with a fully equipped kitchenette, and others have a sea view.
Facilities | The hotel serves a buffet breakfast, and there is an outdoor pool with sun loungers.
Best for | Pool lovers, families, friends.
Aspries Suites – Tasteful Cycladic design, studios with kitchenette for couples
Location | Aspries Suites are located a 15-minute walk to the beach and Piso Livadi marina with a range of cafes and restaurants.
Rooms | Each studio comes with a kitchenette that includes breakfast items and a private balcony overlooking the mountains and garden.
Facilities | The property features a garden, sun terrace for guests and free parking.
Best for | Couples, self-catering.
Londos Hotel – Cute rooms with complimentary breakfast and a fridge
Location | Londos Hotel is situated a 3-minute walk to Piso Livadi Beach and a 10-minute walk to Logaras Beach.
Rooms | Rooms vary from double, twin to family suites that can sleep up to 3 adults. All rooms come with a balcony and a fridge, and some boast a sea view.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast daily and an in-house bar. The hotel can also arrange car rental upon request.
Best for | Couples.
SPLASH with amazing Sea Views – Two-bed house for 4-6 friends or a family
Location | The house is located between Piso Livadi and Logaras Beach, with a few minutes walk to both places.
Rooms | The house comes with two separate bedrooms – one with double and one with twin beds and a living room with a double sofa. A fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and coffee machine and a lovely terrace overlooking the sea.
Facilities | There is a garden with BBQ facilities and sea views.
Best for | Larger group of friends or a family, home away from home, stay.
Arkas Inn – Apartments with kitchenette and shared pool
Location | Arkas Inn is perched on a hill boasting panoramic sea views, and it is located a 6-minutes walk to Piso Livadi Beach, a short walk also to Logaras Beach.
Rooms | The property offers a range of apartments that can sleep 2,3, and 4 adults and come with a balcony or patio and a fully equipped kitchenette. Some units come with a sea view.
Facilities | The hotel features a pool, free parking and a bar. There is also breakfast available for an additional charge as well as an airport shuttle service.
Best for | Self-catering stay, pool chillout, couples, friends and families.
Paradise Garden – Budge apartments with sea view
Location | Paradise Garden Hotel is located 300 meters from the Piso Livadi marina and all its shoppers and restaurants.
Rooms | Rooms range from double to triple and boast a sea view from a private balcony, and each is equipped with a kitchenette.
Facilities | Free wifi.
Best for | Self-catering stay for families, couples or friends.
Parasporos Beach – Excellent beach close to Parikia
Parasporos Beach is situated on the south-western edge of Parikia, 3 km from the ferry port. Parasporos is a gorgeous beach with turquoise, crystal clear water and powdery, golden sand surrounded by rugged hills. A few tavernas on the beach provide parasols and sun loungers for rent, cold drinks, and light meals during the European summer (and high season).
The sea is relatively shallow, and the shore is a little stoney and uneven, so it is recommended to wear water shoes.
Nearby, there is a campsite that is popular with backpackers. During the months of July and August, the beach gets busy and lively, with the backpackers and beach tavernas organising beach parties. Outside of the summer holidays, the beach is super quiet.
Parasparos has a good range of luxury resorts, small hotels and apartments scattered amongst the hills and overlooking the peaceful bay. If you’re looking to stay in a quiet location Paros but within a super short drive to the nightlife of Parikia, Parasparos could be the perfect match.
BEST FOR | Staying close to a superb beach in a quiet location but minutes drive from lively Parikia.
THINGS TO DO |
Laze on the beach
Take a ferry to Antiparos from Pounta
Watch the sunset
Best Accommodation in Paros – Parasparos Beach
Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa – Luxury hotel with celebrity-like treatment
Location | This hotel is situated just 100 meters from Parasporos Bay.
Rooms | Yria Island Boutique Hotel features double or twin rooms and various suites with a private pool and sea view. All rooms have tasteful, modern decor and come with a minibar and a balcony.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a superb, complimentary breakfast daily as well as a fantastic pool. The hotel features an excellent restaurant, a fancy piano bar and a readers corner in the lobby. There are also various fitness programmes available to the guests as well as the tennis court.
Best for | Stylish vacation for couples or friends
Minois Suites – A Sugar Cube Experience – 5-star hotel with gym, spa and seawater pool
Location | Minois Suites are located 300 meters from Parasporos Beach.
Rooms | The hotel features a range of suites sleeping from 2 to 6 adults; some come with a sea view and a private pool. All rooms are equipped with a balcony, a fridge and a coffee maker.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool with seawater, a pool bar serving light snacks and cold drinks, as well as a superb restaurant, a spa and a fully equipped gym. Breakfast is included in the room rate.
Best for | Luxury stay for couples, families or friends enjoying fitness and pool time.
Villas Agia Irini Cove – Self-catering villas with pool access
Location | Agia Irini Paros is located 500 meters from Agia Irini Beach and 4 km from Parasporos Beach.
Rooms | Villas come equipped with a kitchen, including a toaster, a coffee maker and a microwave. Each room also has a private balcony with pool views.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a shared pool set in a garden, BBQ facilities, free parking and car rental service for an additional charge.
Best for | Self-catering stay for friends or families, pool & beach lovers.
Paros Bay – Beachfront hotel with seawater pool
Location | Paros Bay Hotel has direct access to Delfini Beach and is situated a 10-minute walk from Parasporos Beach.
Rooms | A range of rooms is available at the hotel – from twin and double to suite rooms. Some rooms come with sea views, while all rooms are equipped with a furnished balcony and a tea and coffee maker.
Facilities | The property features a large seawater pool and a bar serving drinks and light snacks throughout the day. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free parking.
Best for | Beachgoers & pool lovers, couples and friends.
Fragoulis Village – Hotel with kids pool & playground
Location | Fragoulis Village is located in a lush garden, 2 km (a 20-minute walk or a short drive) to Parasporos Beach and a similar distance to Agia Irini Beach.
Rooms | A range of rooms include a family room, triple rooms as well as standard double or twin rooms. All come with a balcony and either a sea or garden view.
Facilities | The property features a pool, a kids’ pool and a playground, as well as a bar serving light snacks and drinks.
Best for | Families with children.
Port View House – Holiday house near the beach
Location | The house is located 500 meters from Delfini Beach in Parasporos.
Rooms | Port View House comes with three separate bedrooms that can sleep up to 6 adults. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a large terrace that overlooks the sea.
Facilities | Free wifi and free parking.
Best for | Family or friends, home away from home stay.
Alyki Paros – One of the best places to stay in Paros with kids
Alyki (also spelt Aliki Paros ) is a small fishing village situated 13 km (20 minutes by car) from Parikia and the ferry port and 5 km from Paros airport, on the island’s southern coast.
Alyki town has a charming beachfront with a couple of restaurants providing sun loungers, parasols and outdoor dining. The beach has a chilled, family-friendly vibe, and it usually doesn’t get too busy. Aliki is definitely a family destination looking for a quiet location and fair accommodation prices.
Apart from the Aliki Beach (Paralia Aliki) situated in the heart of the town, there are two more nearby beaches, both within walking distance from Alyki. Piso Aliki Beach is 650 meters to the south, and Agios Nikolaos Beach is 750 meters to the northwest.
Apart from the nearby beaches, good hotel and apartments options and a few good places to eat, Alyki is super quiet. However, for those that are looking for some interesting activities, Aliki does not disappoint. Check the section below, what’s available in Alyki.
BEST FOR | Peaceful family holiday, well-priced accommodation.
BEST RESTAURANTS IN ALYKI PAROS |
Aliki Restaurant Paros | top choice, Greek, seafood, Mediterranean
Mouragio | Greek, seafood, Mediterranean
Sul Mare | Italian food on the beach
Aliki Wok Restaurant Paros | best Asian & Indian
Alyki Paros Where to stay
Parosland Hotel – Hotel with pool & fitness centre
Location | Parosland Hotel is located in Aliki, 300 metres from Agios Nikolaos Beach.
Rooms | Each beautifully decorated room comes with a balcony overlooking the garden, a minibar and a cable TV. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries, slippers and bathrobes. Rooms can sleep 1-2 adults and come with either double or two twin rooms.
Facilities | Facilities include two outdoor pools, a children’s playground, a bar and a restaurant, a massage service and a fitness centre. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free parking.
Best for | Couples and families, pool lovers, fitness enthusiasts and beachgoers.
Narges Hotel – 4-star hotel with pool
Location | Narges Hotel is situated 230 meters from Aliki Beach and all its beach tavernas.
Rooms | A range of rooms is available at the hotel, including double, twin and family suites that sleep up to 4 adults. All rooms come with a balcony and a refrigerator.
Facilities | The hotel features a large pool and a bar serving exotic cocktails. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast daily and a superb in-house restaurant.
Best for | Couples and families, close to the beach stay.
Acoya Suites Paros – Beachfront stylish apartments for couples
Location | Acoya Suites overlook Aliki Beach, which is situated right in front of the apartments. Agios Nicolaos Beach is 300 meters away.
Rooms | Suites have stylish decor and come either with sea or mountain views and are suitable for 1 or 2 adults. They are equipped with a furnished balcony, a bathroom and a kitchen.
Facilities | Balcony, free wifi.
Best for | Couples and a cosy stay by the beach.
Ammos Luxury Studios – 1-2 bedrooms apartments with balcony
Location | Ammos Studios are located in Aliki, a few minutes walk to the beach.
Rooms | The property feature one or two-bedroom apartments with a fully equipped kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the mountains.
Facilities | Car and bicycle rental, free wifi.
Best for | Couples and families, self-catering stay
Evi Rooms – Rooms with kitchen access + balcony + garden
Location | Evi Rooms are located in Aliki, 800 meters or an 11-minute walk to the beach and Aliki seafront taverns.
Rooms | Rooms come with elegant decor with either sea or garden views. All are equipped with a furnished balcony, a coffee maker and a fridge.
Facilities | The property features a communal kitchen, a garden and BBQ facilities. The property also provides free parking.
Best for | Couples
Anixis Studios – Self-catering 1-2 bedroom apartments
Location | Anixis Studios are located within 550 minutes of Aliki Beach and the waterfront. A bus stop is 50 metres away.
Rooms | The property features various 1-2 bedroom apartments that can sleep up to 5 adults. All units come with a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony, some of which have a sea view.
Facilities | Guests have access to a garden with BBQ facilities and free parking. Pets are allowed at this property.
Best for | Couples, group of friends, families
Galatis Beach Hotel – Beachfront hotel with pool and tennis court
Location | Galatis Beach Hotel is located right on Aliki Beach.
Rooms | A range of rooms are available, including double and family rooms. All come with a balcony, and some feature a sea view.
Facilities | The hotel boasts a large pool overlooking the beach. Guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and a cheap shuttle bus to the airport. There is also a pool bar serving light meals and drinks throughout the day, a children’s playground and a tennis court.
Best for | Couples, families, 3 friends, beach lovers, pool-goers, tennis enthusiasts.
Angeliki Seaside Hotel – Double rooms with a fridge a sea view
Location | Angeliki Seaside Hotel is located between Aliki Beach and Piso Aliki Beach, within a few minutes walk to both beaches.
Rooms | Simply furnished double or twin rooms come with a balcony and a refrigerator; some rooms feature a sea view.
Facilities | The hotel features a restaurant and free parking.
Best for | Couples or friends, beach holiday.
Poseidonio of Paros – Double apartments with kitchenette
Location | Poseidonio of Paros apartments are situated within a few minutes walk to Agios Nikolaos Beach.
Rooms | Apartments feature a double bed and a fully equipped kitchenette, and some come with a balcony and a garden view.
Facilities | Guests have access to a garden and free parking.
Best for | Couples on a self-catering holidays
Antiparos – Best off-the-grid location to truly unwind
Antiparos is a smaller island located off the southeastern coast of Paros. A frequent ferry service connects the two islands, and the ride takes only 10 minutes.
What’s special about Antiparos is its local charm and quintessential Cycladic vibe. Here you can stroll through super sleepy whitewashed alleys and experience the local hospitality. The island of Antiparos is as far as it gets from the mass tourism in the Cyclades.
Antiparos has a few stunning beaches, the historic town of Chora and some super cool caves. What’s interesting, Antiparos is also famous for the holiday villas of some Hollywood celebrities such as Tom Hanks!
If chilled ‘in the middle of nowhere’ island vibes are your thing, then stay in Antiparos. Here, you can find some limited Paros accommodation options, a few hotels, and taverns.
BEST FOR | A super quiet, off-beaten track and chilled holiday, drinking coffee on your own terrace and looking at the beautiful scenery.
THINGS TO DO |
Laze on a quiet beach (Glyfa, Livadia)
Explore the Cave of Antiparos (Kambos)
Visit the oldest town – Chora
Check out the 15th century Venetian Castle
BEST RESTAURANTS ANTIPAROS |
Kalokeri | Greek and Mediterranean cuisine
Nautica | Antiparos | best cafe, deserts
Yum | International, pancakes, avo on toast, brunch
Lollo’s Antiparos | Pizza and Italian cuisine
Best hotels in Antiparos
Antiparos View – Self-catering apartments with a sun terrace
Location | Antiparos View is situated 1.5 km to the centre of Antiparos town and 800 meters to Psaralyki Beach.
Rooms | Apartments come with 1-3 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine and a balcony. Some rooms come with a sea view.
Facilities | The property features a garden with a sun terrace, sun loungers and BBQ facility, as well as free parking.
Best for | Couples, friends and families
Lagadia Village – Elegant holiday homes with garden (2-6 adults)
Location | The property is located 2 km to Psaraliki beach and 2 km to Antiparos Port in the centre of the island.
Rooms | A range of 1-2 bedroom elegantly furnished houses is available to guests. All houses come with a fully equipped kitchen, dining and seating area. There is also a terrace overlooking a garden.
Facilities | There is a garden and free parking.
Best for | Group of friends or a family.
Salty Villas Kallisti – 2-bedroom villas with garden
Location | Salty Villas are situated 2.4 km from Panagia Beach.
Rooms | The property features 2-bedroom villas (1 double bed + 2 single beds) with a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony. The villas come with sea or garden views.
Facilities | Guests have access to a garden with BBQ facilities and free parking.
Best for | Friends or a family.
Camara House Antiparos 2-bedroom house with balcony
Location | Camara House is located 300 m from Sifneikos Beach and 500 m from Psaraliki Beach.
Rooms | The property features 2-bedroom houses that can sleep up to 6 adults with a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine and a balcony with a sea view.
Facilities | Free wifi and street parking is available nearby.
Best for | Friends or a family.
Maria’s Garden – 1-bedroom apartment with patio
Location | Maria’s Garden is located 50 m from Kaloudia Beach and 650 m from Antiparos Beach.
Rooms | The property features one-bedroom apartments with a fully equipped kitchen, including a coffee machine, a balcony or a patio with a seating area. The apartments can sleep 2-4 adults.
Facilities | There is a garden and free wifi. Pets are allowed at this property.
Best for | Couples, friends or a family.
Drios Paros – Where to stay Paros off-grid
Drios (also referred to as Dryos Paros) is a super small town situated on the eastern coast of Greece Paros island, 22 km from Parikia. Drios is also 2.5 km south of Golden Beach (Chrissi Akti) or a 16-minute walk along the coast. Despite being in the neighbourhood of the famous Golden Beach, Drios is a much more low key resort. It has its own beach – Paralia Drios, a few excellent local tavernas specialising in fish and seafood (of course!) and some excellent Paros apartments, hotels and B&Bs.
A few kilometres away from the shore, you can spot a small, uninhabited island – Drionisi. Apart from Golden Beach, other nearby beaches include Pirgaki, Lolantoni and Bountari.
BEST FOR | A quiet stay, close to the famous Golden Beach.
BEST DRIOS PAROS RESTAURANTS |
Restaurant Anna | Greek healthy food, seafood, veggie options
Anezina Restaurant | best cooking class experience
Kima Seaside restaurant | best modern spin on the Greek cuisine, seafood
Best Drios Paros Hotels
Drios Luxury Suites – Elegant Cycladic apartments with pool access
Location | Drios Luxury Suites Paros are located 750 meters from Drios Beach and various restaurants and cafes and 2.6 km from Golden Beach.
Rooms | A selection of apartments is available that are suitable for 1-4 adults. All units come with a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony overlooking the garden. Some rooms come with a sea view.
Facilities | The property features an outdoor pool where breakfast is served daily as well as guests can enjoy exotic cocktails from a pool bar. There is also a small library, and the hotel can assist in arranging car or boat rental.
Best for | Single travellers, couples, groups, chilled pool stay, self-catering holiday.
Villa Vanta – Large elegant villas with private pool
Location | Villa Vanta is located right in Drios, 100 meters from Drios Beach and various restaurants.
Rooms | The property features 3-4 bedroom villas with a private pool in a beautiful garden, a fully equipped kitchen with a coffee machine and all other amenities and a separate laundry room and seating room.
Facilities | Guests can enjoy a furnished sun terrace overlooking their private pool. There is also a BBQ facility and free on-site parking.
Best for | Group of friends or a family for a home away from home experience.
Location | Tarsa apartments are located just 30 meters from Drios Beach.
Rooms | All apartments are suitable for a couple and come with a fully equipped kitchenette and a private balcony. Some units overlook the sea and have a patio.
Facilities | Free wifi.
Best for | Couples on a self-catering holiday.
Hotel Anezina – Double rooms with balcony & kettle
Location | Hotel Anezina is located 650 meters (8 minutes walk) to Drios Beach.
Rooms | The property features double rooms with a private balcony and kettle.
Facilities | The hotel boast a pool with a sun terrace and loungers, a bat and a restaurant. Luggage storage and room service, spa and breakfast are available upon request.
Best for | Couples.
Betty Apartments – apartments with kitchenette and garden
Location | Betty Apartments are situated in a lush garden, 100 meters away from Drios Beach.
Rooms | Betty apartments are suitable for 2-4 adults and come with a fully equipped kitchenette, a dining area and a balcony.
Facilities | Guest have access to garden and free parking.
Best for | Couples and families.
Where is Paros? – Paros Map
Paros is a Cycladic Island amongst Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Naxos, Ios and other smaller islands, situated southeast of mainland Greece.
Paros Greece Map – Click on the blue pins to learn more.
How to get to Paros?
Flights to Paros
A convenient way to get to Paros is to take an Athens to Paros flight. Paros airport is situated 10 km south of its ferry port and town – Parikia. It’s a super small airport that mostly serves Athens to Paros flights.
A few airlines serve this connection, including Aegean, Sky Express, and Olympic. Use a flights comparison website such as KAYAK to search for the cheapest flight to Paros.
The most common way of getting to Paros is taking a ferry either from Athens or, if you’re island hopping in the Cyclades, from another island. Several companies service the route between the Cycladic islands in Greece: Seajets, Blue Star, and Aegean Speed Lines.
If you want to save some money on the ferries that can be costly, especially if you’re island hopping, I recommend booking your fares way in advance. I always use Ferry Scanner to look for the best tickets. If you’re planning your trip to Paros at peak season, booking your ferry in advance makes even more sense, especially if you’re not very flexible on dates. If you book online, Ferry Scanner offers an extended free cancellation period in case your plans change.
When searching for tickets, you will also notice that slower ferries can be a lot cheaper, so if you don’t mind a 2-3 hours longer trip, booking a slower ferry can be a good way of saving some money.
Travelling on ferries is an experience in its own right! Remember to arrive early as the boarding process and loading the vehicles is swift, and boats don’t wait around and usually leave on time. Also, always check ahead of time if your ferry is scheduled to go on time. Ferry services rely on good sea conditions, and cancellations are common, especially in September and October when there are more chances of strong winds.
Ferry Athens to Paros
Athens to Paros ferry is the most popular route and the most frequent service. Ferries Athens to Paros leaves multiple times a day from Piraeus or Rafina ports to Parikia. Depending on the ferry, the journey takes anything from 3 to 5 hours. For ferry schedules and prices, check Ferry Scanner.
Ferry Mykonos to Paros
A ferry Mykonos Paros is another popular route with multiple ferries scheduled daily. The trip takes from 45 minutes to over an hour, and during summer holidays, ferries get booked out quickly, so consider booking online if you’re travelling during that time.
Ferries Santorini to Paros
The same applies to ferry Santorini Paros. The journey takes 2 to 5 hours, and online booking is recommended for travels between July and August.
Ferry Naxos to Paros
Naxos is another superb island worth visiting if you like gorgeous beaches! Ferries Naxos to Paros frequently leave during the day and the journey time is super short – between 30 and 50 minutes.
Crete to Paros Ferry
If you’re looking for how to get to Paros from Crete, there is a ferry operated by Seajets that leaves from Heraklion to Parikia once a day with a journey time of 5.5 hours.
Ferry Sifnos to Paros
Sifnos is also a super easy island to get to from Paros. The trip only takes 50 minutes, and it’s one of the best day trips from Paros if you’re short on time.
How to get around the Greek Island Paros
If you’re looking for what to do in Paros, you’ll be delighted to know that there are tonnes of exciting activities in Paros for all tastes and travel styles. Here are some top pics of the best things to do in Paros:
Authentic Foodie Tasting Experience with veggie & vegan options! There is no better way of experiencing the Cycladic culture other than to eat your way through the island!
Guided Stargazing Tour + Night Photography. This tour is an excellent activity for all avid photographers and adventurers.
Photo Walk + Tour of Naoussa. This tour is another excellent activity for photography enthusiasts. Naoussa is one of the cutest places on Paros with tones of photo-worthy spots!
Group Beach Hike from Parikia. This is a fun hike to a hidden, unspoiled beach for all outdoor lovers out there.
Professional Photoshoot in Paros. Are you dreaming of some perfect photos from Paros to share on Instagram, or maybe you would like a professional photoshoot with your partner? Either way, check out this Photoshoot tour with Viator.
Paros Boat Tours
Here are some of the best Paros boat cruises.
Full-Day Sailing Cruise around Antiparos & Despotiko. This cruise is one of the best boat tours Paros is famous for!
Full-day Boat Trip Paros on a Sailing Yacht. This tour takes you to some of the hidden, perfect bays and small islands such as Irakleia, Schoinousa and Koufonissia.
Car Rental Paros
If you rather explore the island at your own pace, you can easily rent a car and drive to the best Paros spots yourself. I found that online car rental costs the same as doing it in person on arrival, and it saves you the hassle of shopping around on the island. It also makes sense to prebook the car online if you’re travelling during the peak season.
I usually use DiscoverCars to search for the best car rental option and always opt-in for the full insurance cover to save myself unpleasantries such as paying an excess fee for damages.
Car Hire Paros Deals
ATV Rental Paros
Riding an ATV vehicle is also a popular form of exploring the island. ATVs are easy and fun to drive, and they are good at riding off-road. The downside of renting an ATV is they are almost as expensive as car rental Paros and may be unpleasant to drive in windy conditions.
Paros has excellent public transport Paros buses frequently run between most popular tourist destinations. If you’re planning to use buses in Paros instead of a car, stay in Naoussa or Parikia, where you get the best connections and also remember that buses are way less frequent off-season.
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