This gem of an island, at the heart of the Cyclades, is so precious that its ancient marble core was used to create the sublime Venus de Milo and parts of The Parthenon. One of the lesser known islands in this beloved Greek archipelago, Paros charms travellers with a bustling port town and quiet villages scattered amid its mountainous terrain. Make sure to explore its historic sites and scenic beaches before you hop over to your next island adventure.
Visit Paros: get started
Start your Paros vacation in the port town of Parikia! Visit its boutiques and restaurants before moving on to the village of Naoussa. Other top Paros attractions? The beaches! Catch rays on Monastiri Beach or scenic Kolymbithres and make time for the Byzantine church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani before moving on to visiting more Greek island thanks to our tour packages.
PAROS TRAVEL GUIDE
WHAT TO EATLocally grown olives and cheeses from local farmers like mizithra, gouna (sun-dried and grilled mackerel), octopus, baked chickpeas, karavalas (Greek snails), kakavia (fish soup) and sweets like Petimezinia (pumpkin pie!).
WHAT TO BRING BACKA bottle of Paros wine or a bottle of souma (traditional drink made from figs), local produce like capers, olive oil or honey, handmade ceramics or a piece of carved marble from Paros and breezy Greek island fashion.
FUN FACTParos has been inhabited for millennia (since 4,000 BC!), occupied by countless civilizations like the Cretans, the Ionians, the Macedonians and the Turks. All these cultures left their mark on the island, perhaps none more so than the Romans who graced the island with one of its main attractions: the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, or Church of Hundred Doors, which was founded by the mother of Constantine the Great, the first emperor to convert to Christianity.
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
Paros Tour Packages
Island DiscoveryIsland-hop from Athens to Mykonos, Paros and Santorini on this 12-day trip.
Cycladic & Crete AdventureTake this 12-day trip from Athens to Paros, Santorini and Crete.
Cycladic ExplorerExplore the Cyclades on this 13-day journey to Athens, Santorini, Ios and Paros.
A Taste of GreeceExperience the best of the Greek islands with stops in Athens, Naxos, Paros and Crete on this epic 14-day adventure.
Colossus - Choose Your Greek Island AdventureExperience the Greek Islands your way with a custom 14-day adventure to four islands.
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