The Best Things to Do in Paros, Greece

By: Leah Shoup

Wander the traditional village of Lefkes

This traditional village tucked away in the Parian mountains is also the starting point for the Byzantine Road, which you can follow all the way to Piso Livadi.

Spend an afternoon at Paros Park

Visit Monastiri Beach, named after the nearby Agios Ioannis Detis Monastery, offering an upscale beach bar, lounge, and restaurant.

Explore the village of Naoussa

What began as a small fishing village is now the second-largest town on the island. The old port area houses trendy hotels, luxury shops, and high-end restaurants.

Go for a swim at Kolymbithres Beach

This famous beach in Paros is well-known for its natural granite rock formations, which split the beach into multiple swimming pools.

Visit Parikia, the capital of Paros

Don't miss Parikia on your trip: a charming Greek village with narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and bougainvillea-draped buildings.

Relax at Golden Beach

This wide sandy beach extends for 0.4 miles (700 m) and is a top location on this Greek island for windsurfing and water sports.

Sunbathe on Santa Maria Beach

It's one of the longest beaches on Paros island, featuring soft golden sand and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and time in the sun.

Travel by ferry to Antiparos Island

One of the top things to do in Paros is to take a day trip by island hopping to the neighboring Antiparos.

Stroll the gardens at Butterfly Valley

If you're visiting Paros during the summer months, you don't want to miss the chance to see the Jersey Tiger Moths at Butterflies Nature Reserve.

Shop for souvenirs

Take a piece of the Greek islands home with you! Shop for olive oil, Greek honey, local ceramics in the villages, or even wine from Moraitis Winery.