Paros has been inhabited since 3200 BC and therefore has a rich history and many finds and sights which are preserved to this day.
Panagia Ekatontapiliani Monasteri
Located in Parikia, just a 5 -minute walk from the port this is one of the most important well-preserved early Christian monuments located in Greece and the largest in size. It was built by Saint Constantine in the 4th centrury to fulfill Saint Helen’s wish and it is considered the protector of Paros. “Ekatontapyliani” means a hundred gates, 99 gates are visible in this monument and the 100th gate is said to be revealed in Hagia Sofia. It is a beautiful monastery and a must see for culture and religion lovers. The monastery celebrates on August 15th by organizing a big festival among many other celebrations that take place in the port like fish boat parades, fireworks accompanied by choirs playing traditional music.
The Archaelogical Museum of Paros is located in Parikia and it was built in 1960. It is a must see for history and sculpture lovers as it contains findings such as Archaic and Classical Sculptures as well as Neolithic, Early Cycladic, Mycenaean, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman findings.
The cave of Antiparos is the main attraction of Antiparos. It is located 8 km from the city of Antiparos, on a high hill with stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the neighboring islands. It is the only vertical cave in Europe and has a depth of 85 meters. The descent is made by a 411 step staircase and on your way down you will see amazing stalactites and stalagmites as well as the oldest stalagmite in Europe dating back to 45 million years!
Casteli Venetian Castle