Just 3-4 minutes walk from the cosmopolitan center of Naoussa (Paros)

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Is the Paros Park open for Public throughout the year?

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The Park is open 12 months a year. There is free pedestrian access to the walking paths, the Archilochos Amphitheatre and the beaches of the Peninsula. The Cafe Parko however is open from June till September.

The Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros is a Municipal S.A. founded in 2009 and operates for the protection and enhancement of the peninsula of Aï Yannis Detis. Primary ambition and purpose of the Park is to be a showcase of social service, which offers another perspective on the cultural and sustainable tourism on the Aegean Islands and Greece. There are 10 top reasons to visit it:

  • REASON 1

    To experience year round the unspoiled Cycladic landscape of the Paros Park. The unique rock formations, the blue green waters and the multi colored flowers that adorn the surrounding slopes come together to create a stunning scene.

  • REASON 2

    To visit the unique monastery of Ai Yiannis Detis, an exceptional sample of traditional cycladic monasterial architecture.

  • REASON 3

    To experience a sense of freedom and pristine pleasure at one of the smaller and entirely remote beaches which dot the peninsula.

    Or if you prefer something more organized then opt for Monastiri Beach. This is a beach of breathtaking beauty but also serenity. The wide sandy beach, calm and shallow waters makes it a perfect choice for families with children. It is an ideal spot for beach sports. Take a plunge in the crystal clear waters or relax in the shade of your beach umbrella or under a tree with your favorite book.

  • REASON 4

    To discover the natural beauty and spectacular views along the clearly mapped out Walking Paths. A 7 km network of 3 easy to moderate walking paths which lead you all over the Environmental Park of Paros and introduce you to the unique natural landscape of the peninsula and some very important landmarks from the history of the island . Download your map here.

  • REASON 5

    For the breathtaking sunset at the Cape Corakas Lighthouse which can be reached by taking Walking Path 1.

  • REASON 6

    To attend, between June and October, one of the many exciting cultural events or participate in a sports or environmental activities of the Paros Park Festival. This year promises to be our best year yet with a musical diversity that can not be found at any other festival in Greece. Visitors to the park will be able to enjoy Jazz, Classical Music, Chamber Music, Fusion, Greek Contemporary, Rebetika and Traditional Music of the Aegean and Asia Minor. You will hear performances by Symphonic Orchestras, Duets, Trios, Quartets, Big Bands, Rock Bands, Choirs and Traditional Groups. You will watch theatrical plays for adults and for children, watch your favorite film or documentary by the beach and under the stars (now where can you find that?). And all this in a unique Cycladic setting that will remain unforgettable.

  • REASON 7

    To enjoy a feature film or documentary under the stars at our outdoor movie “Cine Enastron” with a cool drink and snack. Choose from box office hits, cinephile, international films, children’s films and documentaries.

  • REASON 8

    For one of the most pleasant cafes on the island and only minutes away from Naousa and Parikia. Enjoy your coffee or refreshing drink or try one of our delicious snacks, salads or sandwiches at the Parko Cafe while gazing at the many sailboats dotting the Bay of Naousa. Can you think of anything more relaxing?

  • REASON 9

    To experience an idyllic wedding or renewal of vows at the Park’s stone amphitheater with its breathtaking view, or your wedding reception, baptism or other event at the Parko Cafe or Beach Bar.

  • REASON 10

    To be part of the effort to rescue and renew the growth of indigenous plant life of the peninsula and to ensure that the Paros Park will continue to offer its visitors unforgettable experiences, sites and memories for many years to come.


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I have booked your hotel but I did not receive a confirmation by email. What do I have to do?

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Please check your inbox and spam/junk folders for the email address you provided when you made the booking.

Alternatively, please sent us an e-mail and we can help you to find your confirmation or we can re-sent you in your e-mail. 

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How do I know if my reservation is confirmed and can I make changes?

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As soon as you have completed the booking process you will see the the confirmation page. This page shows all of your reservation details, including the booking number and hotel details.

We also send you a confirmation email with all your booking information.  Note that you can only cancel a room without charges if that is allowed in the cancellation policy for that room. In any case we would recommend to contact us and let us assist you.

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Can I get an invoice from the hotel showing the tax?

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Yes, you can. The property will provide you with an invoice with all tax details.

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When is my credit card charged?

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The payment process for your stay varies based on the individual hotel and room cancellation policy. In most cases, the payment is done at the time of booking to prevent any misunderstanding. The rest of the time, you will pay upon arrival. Please double check the ‘Hotel Policies’ and specific hotel conditions.

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Can I make a reservation with a credit card or with someone else's card? Are my credit card details safe?

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In the most of the cases a credit card is required to guarantee your booking. You can make a booking using someone else’s card provided you have their permission. In this case please confirm the card holder’s name and that you have permission to use their card, in the ‘Special Requests’ box when making your booking. Your credit card details are safe because we doesn’t store or hold any credit card information. Hotels will be provided with encrypted credit card information through a certified payment provider we use like PCI Booking or Stripe.

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Where to go for swimm in Paros?

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There are a ton of beaches on Paros, Greece and quite frankly, it is entirely possible to spend the morning exploring Naoussa or Lefkes before heading to one of Paros’ many beaches in the afternoon. A must is to spend time at one of the best beaches in Paros, Kolymbithres Beach, which is not only a sandy beach with crystal clear waters, but there are massive blocks of granite adding to the beautiful scenery. There are multiple transport options to Kolymbithres including the local bus. You can also take the public ferry or a 10-15 minute water taxi if you are coming from Naoussa. If you are looking to do wind-related water activities like windsurfing, wakeboarding, or kitesurfing, then Golden Beach –named for its golden sand — is your spot. This is also one of the most chosen locations for the Professional Windsurfing Association’s World Cup which is held every August. Faragas Beach, Martselo Beach, Santa Maria Beach, Aliki Beach, and Monastiri Beach are just some of the beaches on Paros that are worth checking out as well.

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How to get there

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One of the best things about Paros? Easy Access! Is it better to take a ferry or a flight to get from Athens to Paros? The answer is dependent upon your itinerary and timetable. Use whichever method of transport fits your flight schedule. If you fly into Athens International Airport and there is a relatively inexpensive flight to Paros 3-5 hours after you land, then why not stay at the airport and take a flight instead of making your way to Piraeus port? Comparatively, if you have just spent the past couple of days in Athens seeing the Acropolis and feasting on feta in Plaka, an early morning ferry ride to Paros might be a more affordable, time saving option. I do recommend that everyone take a ferry to one of the Greek islands at least once as it really is an adventure in itself. You can come to Paros by ferry from Piraeus port (there is a choice between a slow ferry and a fast and more expensive one) or fly at the new international airport. You can search and book online your ferry tickets https://www.ferryhopper.com/en/?aff_uid=scrtgr.

If you aren’t interested in ferries either because of nausea or time constraints, Paros has an airport (PAS) in which you can take direct flights to and from Athens year round. In low season, there are two flights a day, but that number increases significantly in the summer months. For a detailed guide on getting from Athens to Paros by either ferry or flight, click here.

This is an island that you will need a car as it has quite few places that you can visit. But, if you prefer not to drive at all during your holiday, then I would like to inform you that the bus connection in Paros is one of the best in Cyclades!! Here you can find all bus timetables: https://ktelparou.gr/en/index.html

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What are the top things you don’t want to miss on Paros?

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The imposing Church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani (or the Church of 100 Doors) is in Parikia, a short drive from the main town in Paros. The church is considered one of the earliest Byzantine churches in Greece, built in the middle of the 4th century. A legend states that there are actually only 99 visible doors, with the hidden, locked 100th door set to appear and open ‘only when Constantinople becomes Greek again.’ Inside are a range of historical icons and other religious artifacts. Another landmark to visit is the Venetian Castle (also known as the Frankish Castle): It now sits in partial ruins but remains an attractive piece to pay a visit. Frankish Castle was built in the 1200s by Venetians using materials from the ancient Temple of Demeter. You can identify this from the castle’s structure. It is located in the old town of Parikia and at the highest point in the city, which enables visitors to have a magnificent view of the surrounding area. The archaic temple of Goddess Athina is there. It is an Ionian style temple dedicated to the goddess, that is the protector of Paros island. Parts of the original temple structure foundation are seen at the north side of the temple.
Do pay a visit to the Asklepion. The sanctuary is located on the plateau over the Pythion. The temple is close to a spring, as water had an essential role for ritual proceedings. 

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What to do in Naoussa (Paros)?

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You have not really seen Paros if you haven’t walked the white-washed cobblestone alleys of the Old Town in Naoussa which lead to its picturesque port. A trademark of Paros’ identity and local architecture, these little, narrow maze-like passages may be peaceful and quiet during the hot summer mornings, but as soon as the night comes they team with people and life. Take the opportunity to sit in one of the numerous bars and restaurants that place their tables outside to enjoy the island vibe and indulge into some people-watching. Naoussa is a fishing village located on the northeastern corner of Paros about 10 kilometers away from the port of Parikia. It is also a photographer’s dream. The village is centered around a tiny fishing harbor packed with traditional fishing boats and the remains of a Venetian castle. Tavernas surround the harbor and as you venture out among the traditional Cyclades stone streets, you will come across a plethora of charming shops and the best dessert you will find in Greece, Loukoumades. Ok, I did not just sell these enough. Loukoumodes are essentially donut holes and you can choose to add toppings like Nutella and ice cream. I don’t even like donuts and loukoumades are still probably in my top five favorite desserts ever. So make a visit to a loukoumades shop a priority during your time in Naoussa!


Take A Boat From Naoussa To Kolybithres

Kolybithres is probably the most famous beach on the island because of their million year old granite rock formations that are part of a unique geology. Even though they can be reached by car or public transport, it is worth taking one of the retired fishing boats from the port of Naoussa that transfer people across daily, and enjoy the great views. Once you are there pick a spot on your favourite rock and enjoy the crystal clear waters.