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This resort will perfectly suit outdoor activities fans, and those tourists who enjoy staying in silence and solitude. This wonderful picturesque island features numerous interesting programs for travellers. Everyone will find here something to fit one’s taste.
The main places of the island to rest and recreate are still numerous scenic beaches being completely equipped for comfortable leisure offering all types of facilities for any recreational … Open
The historical center of the island is the town named Parikia, in which you will find many old buildings. In the Castro quarter you can see the protected castle that was built in the 13th century. Not far away from it you will find the temples of Demeter and Apollo. The oldest religious building of the island is Panagia-Ekatontapiliani Church, which was built in the 6th century. Despite the fact that the building was reconstructed many times, it has preserved its initial atmosphere of grandeur and solemnity. Near the temple you will find the Archaeological Museum that exhibits the collections of old chronicles, many of which are engraved on marble tablets.
One of the oldest settlements of the island is Lefkes. Many buildings here were built in the 16th - 17th centuries. The most notable building of Lefkes is Agia Triada Church. This is a beautiful building made of white marble, which differs from the low buildings that surround it and resembles a magnificent palace. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Travelers can choose literally every season of the year to plan a journey to the island as this tourist destination always features good weather favorable for a comfortable leisure and … Open
Speaking of beach vacations, it is worth mentioning the high level of the resort’s equipment. Here tourists can enjoy water sports, rent sports equipment, attend a scuba diving school, or join a sailing club. Lovers of nature should take a tour to Aegean Wildlife Hospital Park, which contains several thousand types of plants, animals and birds. Aqua Paros waterpark will be the best solution for a family holiday. In this park they will find numerous exciting rides and water slides. Nightlife lovers will also not get bored and on the island as here there are many bars, nightclubs and discos.
On the island, you will find the legendary Logovarda Monastery, one of the most revered shrines in Greece. This temple was founded in 1638. Like many other ancient monasteries, it resembles an impregnable fortress with its outlines. Today, the monastery is a unique cultural center, in which an old library and unique medieval icons have been preserved. Ancient frescoes and paintings stored within the walls of the monastery are of particular value.
Attractive beaches are spread all over the Paros. There are lots of undeveloped sites retaining their natural beauty, but finding a well-equipped beach won’t be a difficult task … Open
Active tourists cannot miss the opportunity to visit Antiparos Island, the main symbol of which is the wonderful Cave of Antiparos. Today it attracts travelers with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The cave has a huge historical value. The cave has its own unique sights. For example, here you can see a very unusual stalagmite that looks like an altar. Even the Christmas service was once held next to it. A commemorative plaque serves as a reminder of this event.
Each miniature town of the island has preserved its unique attractions too. Fans of excursions are sure to enjoy the town of Piso Livadi. It is famous for its charming authentic atmosphere. In this city, you can walk along picturesque narrow streets and admire houses of local residents, whose facades are traditionally decorated with pots of fresh flowers. In a miniature village, there is a small pier where tourists are offered exciting boat trips. Next to the marina, there are several fine fish restaurants.
Island of Paros has hundreds of hotels to offer and they’ll suit all preferences and costs. Yria hotel is one of the luxurious ones. It’s located in scenic Parasporos area and … Open
An interesting historic and religious landmark is the monastery of St. Arsenios, also known as the Monastery of Christ, located in the woods. The temple stands in an incredibly beautiful natural area, on the hillside.
paros by night To reach it, you need to walk along a mountain trail with a length of 500 meters. The monastery founded in the 17th century stores the grave of Saint Arsenios, which attracts many pilgrims from all over the world. Several times a year the monastery holds interesting events, during which it is even more interesting to visit it. In the vicinity of the ancient monastery, you'll discover many beautiful and interesting places for walking.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Paros
♥   Castle 'Sanudo Tower' Naxos, 17 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Naxos Castle' Naxos, 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Belonia Tower' Naxos, 23 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Agia Tower' Naxos, 23.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Exomvourgo Fortress' Exomvourgo, 57.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Paros
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 158.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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On the territory of the island there is an interesting Archaeological Museum, its location is a beautiful Venetian tower. Here, unique artifacts, found during the exploration of various areas of the island are presented. No less interesting object is the Monastery of the Virgin, which is located in the north-eastern part of the capital. It was founded in the 11th century. The monastery is located in a very inaccessible area - on the top of a cliff. Today, in the walls of the monastery valuable relics are kept, the age of some of them is more than 700 years. … Read further
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