Paros Greece, the third largest island in cyclades, is dominated by its picturesque villages, beautiful beaches and the Greek island atmosphere. Although the island attracts thousands of visitors each summer, due to its size, is never becoming overcrowded. Paros has been inhabited since very ancient times and was famous for the quality of its marbles.
The history of Paros' Capital Parikia goes back the centuries, as the archaeological finds, which are many, confirm. Parikia has been inhabited for almost 4,500 years and as a result of that there are many ruins in the area.
Getting to Paros is easy as there are frequent ferry connections to Piraeus (4.5 - 5.5 hours), Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Syros, Mykonos, Crete, Sifnos and Antiparos. Paros is also connected with Samos, Ikaria, Rafina, Amorgos, Tinos, Rhodes. Catamaran and hydrofoil connects Paros to Piraeus, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Tinos, Mykonos, Crete. Journey time to Paros with catamaran takes less than 3 hours (from Piraeus). There is daily flight service from Athens International Airport (40 minutes).
Paros' capital, Parikia, is a small town with 2,500 inhabitants. It is a lovely town, with whitewashed houses and a maze of narrow streets. The best part of it, is away from the sea in the heart of the old village. Around the coastline there are beautiful safe sandy beaches.