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About Paros

Paros is one of the most beautiful islands in the complex of Cyclades. It belongs to the famous travel destinations with international fame, due to its natural beauties, settlements and tourist infrastructures. This combination will make your holidays unforgettable.

The island is located in the center of Cyclades islands, west of Naxos, east of Antiparos and 90 n.m. from the port of Piraeus. It is the 3rd in size island after Naxos and Andros, with a 195 sq. km extend and a length of shores that reaches up to 118,5 km.

 

Best ways to reach Paros

Because of its central location in the Cyclades, probably more than one out of three ferries that leave Piraeus harbour for the Greek Islands, makes a stop at Paros. The boats also stop here on their way back from the southern islands. Air connections exist only with Athens currently, all with the Olympic Air DASH 8. The flight to/from Athens takes about 30 minutes. The neighbouring islands of Mykonos and Santorini host international chartered flights.

 

Places to see in Paros

Don't miss the church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani which means the church of 100 doors , in Parikia (very close to the harbour) a 4th century monument, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1773. The original church was built by St. Helen , the mother of St. Constantine, according to the legend . The old town of Parikia is considered to be the biggest in the Cyclades island. You will find alleys untouched from the touristic wave that reduces the beauty of these settlements. Lefkes village is in the middle of the island with many nice tavernas, and beautiful alleys. From Lefkes you can take a very nice walk at the old stones of the Byzantine Route down to Prodromos.

 

Links:

http://www.travel-to-paros.com/

http://www.parosweb.com/traveltoparos/

http://wikitravel.org/en/Paros

 

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