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Welcome to Paros, this special island that combines modern and traditional elements in the most unique way, in a mixture of traditional Cycladic architecture, intense nightlife, enchanting beaches, traditional rural villages and historical monuments. Paros is one of the most popular Greek islands of the Cyclades island complex. With a beautiful natural landscape and coastline of 120 km, this island has a variety of endless beaches with blond sand, verdant mountains and abundant villages on top of the rocks. The two main villages of Paros, where the heart of the island beats, especially at night, are Parikia and Naoussa. Full of traditional taverns, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated bars, Parikia and Naoussa overflow with young crowds and intense mood every night. If, however, crowded places and loud music are not what you would like from your vacation, you can wander around the peaceful traditional villages of Lefkes and Marpissa, where you will relax and see the island of Paros with the eyes of a local. Whichever rhythm you choose, the frenziest or the most calm, don't forget to see what Paros is famous for: its beaches! Beautiful, sandy, with crystal clear waters and many facilities for eating, drinking and sunbeds, the beaches of the island are simply amazing! Santa Maria, the Golden Beach of Paros and Kolimbithres are some of the most famous ones. However, there are also many secluded beaches for those seeking privacy. So discover Paros, an island full of revelations and you will surely be pleasantly surprised by its different faces!
Paros has been inhabited since 3200 BC, according to excavations carried out on the island of Saliagos, located between Paros and Antiparos. According to mythology, the Cretan Alcaeus was the first king of Paros and built a city where Parikia, the current capital of Paros is located. Paros was an ideal place because of its strategic location and the fertility of the land. Traces of the former civilization can be seen in the Acropolis of Mycenae near Kolymbithres. In 1000 BC Paros was occupied by the Arcadians. The 8th century BC was a thriving period for the history of Paros, as the island became a sea power and created a colony on the island of Thassos, rich in mineral deposits. Apart from the economic development, there was a cultural boom including the construction of many temples, such as the temple of the goddess Athena and the thermal center of Asklepieion. Part of the army of Paros fought with the Persians during the Persian wars and was defeated by the Athenian army. In 338 BC, the island came under the rule of Philip of Macedonia and became part of the Macedonian Empire. Between 1207 and 1389, Paros became part of the Duchy of the Aegean, ruled by the Venetian Marco Sanudo. In the 15th century the Fortress of Naoussa was built to protect the island from pirates. The Turkish occupation succeeded the Venetians, until the Greek Revolution of 1821. After Independence, the island of Paros, like all the other Cyclades, joined the modern Greek state. Much of the history of Paros continues to be distinguished in many parts of the island from antiquity to modern times.
The Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros is located on the peninsula of Agios Ioannis Detis, an area of about 80 acres with remarkable rocky formations, caves, hidden bays and beaches with crystal clear waters, composing an authentic Cycladic scenery. The Park was founded in 2009 with the mission of preserving and optimizing the peninsula of Agios Ioannis Detis. Paros Park has three bays on the peninsula of Agios Ioannis Detis. The main beach of Monastiri is a well protected and secluded beach located in the rocky bay of Agios Ioannis Detis. It is an endless beach with white sand and shallow waters that extends to about 100 meters and is ideal for safe swimming, water sports and beach activities. Perikopetra and Turkou Ammos are the other two beaches that cross the peninsula. Furthermore, the Park has 3 mapped trails, spanning over 7 kilometers and the difficulty of which varies, making them accessible to people of all ages and levels of fitness.
Revithada: Baked chickpea stew
Chickpeas are a legume that has been cultivated in Paros since ancient times, since its water needs are small and so it fits the environment of the island, which is not known for its overcrowding. The chickpea of Paros was and is to this day the protagonist of the Sunday tables. Since ancient times, housewives have been preparing chickpeas in the pot, transporting them to clay pots and taking them to the bakery of the village to cook them late all night. So on Sunday morning, they would pick them up on their way back from the church and set them on the lunch table.
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Paros Airport (PAS)
Paros 844 00