Paros villages are known for their traditional character with white houses and paved alleys while some are crowded and others are quieter. Below you can find the most significant villages on the island.
The whitewashed harbour village of Naousa is definitely the highlight of the island. The cosmopolitan aura of the village will overwhelm you from the moment you arrive. Classic Cycladic architecture that blends beautifully with modern elements makes a fascinating combination that you will surely fall in love with. The morning is the quietest time, and you can wander the alleys, try delicious breakfasts in its cafes and explore all kinds of handicraft and souvenir shops. In the evenings and later in the midnight, is when Naousa comes to life. This is the time where a mixed crowd of travelers get together to enjoy its exciting nightlife. You can start your evening walk wandering the alleys and dine at one of the numerous restaurants where you can try all kinds of cuisines. After your meal, a visit to Naousa’s bars is an essential. Whether you will visit a small bar with loud music or enjoy a cocktail in front of the sea is your choice. The one thing that is for sure is that you will surely make unforgettable memories.
Parikia is the capital of Paros and its main port. As soon as you arrive you can admire its windmill which is the trademark of the port. The town is full of white houses with flowered balconies and maze-like cobbled alleys where you can wander endlessly and find local handmade souvenir shops. Along the coast there are restaurants and bars for every taste. Unlike Naousa , Parikia is not so crowded and it's easier to get around. If you visit Parοikia do not miss the opportunity to gaze at the idyllic sunset, especially when it is seen between the two stone rocks called "Portes", located outside of the port.
Lefkes is a beautiful and charming village built at an altitude of 300 metres and it used to be the capital of Paros. This marvelous village managed to maintain its traditional character remaining untouched from mass tourism, making it an ideal choice if you want a serene and laid-back escape. Take your time to explore its alleys, small shops and and dine at its tavernas where you can taste traditional cuisine with a view of the village.