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Top recommendations from locals

Temple
“It is one of the most important preserved Early Christian monuments on the Greek territory, and even the largest in size. According to tradition, the original building of this church was the work of the Byzantine Emperor and Saint Constantine to fulfill the wish of his mother, St. Helen. At this point it is stated that during the voyage of King Helen to the Holy Land, due to a great sea disturbance, the ship that was forced to flee to Paros. There, praying for St. Helen to the Virgin Mary, patron of Constantinople, she completed her journey to build a magnificent church dedicated to the Assumption. This tomb was built by Constantine's son Constantine, building a three-aisled basilica around the 4th century. Eventually, with the various modifications and additions, the building of Ekatontapyliani now became a blended architecture with early Christian, Byzantine and even post-Byzantine architectural elements, which were occasionally added to form an ideal study. Considering that the early Christians chose sites of ancient temples with the building materials of which they built their own temples, the Ekatontapyliani complex also includes marble parts from antiquity, thus highlighting a continuity from that time to the present day.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Nature
“The beach of Kolimbithres is one of the most famous beaches of Paros and is located in the huge bay of Naoussa, or Plastira Bay. This beach is particularly impressive because of the huge blocks of granite boarding it, sculpted into strange smooth shapes by the sea and the wind over the centuries. Small sandy coves are lining one after another, constituting the beach of Kolimbithres (whose name means swimming pools), and allowed, sometimes, to some lucky ones to have their own private tiny bay. Sun beds and umbrellas can be hired in some of the beaches and some water sports facilities are even available. A few beach bars and taverns can be found along the road leading to the beach. Kolimbithres can be reached from the asphalted road (by local bus or private transportation) or by small fishing boats (caiques) which leave regularly from the port of Naoussa.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“he Paros Park deserves a ‘top 10’ article by itself, as there are innumerable reasons why you should visit. The natural, unspoiled rock formations that are a great sample of Cycladic beauty are one. The walking paths that introduce you to the beautiful nature on the island all year round are another. If you visit during the summer you should definitely have a swim at the gorgeous beach of Monastiri (AiYannis), or watch a film for free under the stars at the open movie theater Cine Enastron. During the yearly festival of the Park (June-October) a number of jazz, classical music and traditional Greek concerts and fascinating cultural events also take place. The Cycladic monastery of Ai Yiannis Detis and the Museum of the Park with the permanent historic exhibition ‘The Island of Paros through the Russian cartography 1770-1774’ are also well worth a visit.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“walking up the stairs and discovering a beautiful place with the best morning coffee (no breakfast) and then returning​ ​at night for a drink overlooking the port”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gymnastics Gym
“Beautiful sculptures made from the famous Paros marble, lignite. Worths visiting it!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“ One of the most beautiful restaurants in the Paros area. By the sea. The service is excellent. The food is on a different level than other Paros restaurants. Very tasty dishes. All exceptionally fresh fish, balanced salads, awesome chickpeas, beef steak exemplarily baked. Definitely an expensive shop but worth a visit. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beach
“Golden Beach is the largest beach in Paros and one of the most beautiful on the island. The feature is the large area of golden sands and blue waters. The beach is ideal for water sports due to strong winds.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“Monastiri Beach (the beach of the monastery of Agios Ioannis) is located a couple of kilometres after the beach of Kolimbithres, in a small rocky bay surrounded by huge rocky hills. This beach lies in the Agios Ioannis Bay and if you look up to your right you can see the Monastery (hence the two names for the beach). To your left lie some imposing rocks. This beach is teeming with sun loungers and busy. The water stays at waist level for a good 100 metres and there is good opportunity for snorkeling. The sand is surprisingly deep and very sludgy. This beautiful sandy beach has crystalline waters and is very popular for its beauty, so it can get really crowded during July and August. It is also known to be a famous spot where yachts come to moor. Sun beds and umbrellas can be rent from the huge tavern overlooking the beach and water sports facilities are also available. In summer, various events are organized on Monastiri Beach such as concerts, beach parties, various contests, etc. This beach is reachable from the asphalted road passing nearby or by boats, leaving regularly from the harbour of Naoussa.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“A one of kind cocktail bar offering a big selection of unique and classic cocktails and spirits. Green Project also operates a kitchen where you can enjoy burgers, pizzas, pasta and salads all made on the spot using local products. All that while listening to some good music (occasionally live) in lovely surroundings. Once there, do not forget to ask Yannis (the owner) to show you his homemade marmalades and jams. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ένα ξεχωριστό μπαρ στο λιμάνι της Νάουσας με ωραία κοσμοπολίτικη ατμόσφαιρα”
  • 9 locals recommend
Fish Taverna
“Located in Ampelas of Paros,it is a tasty but also low-priced tavern with a view of Naxos.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Located 5km south of Parikia, near the Monastery of Jesus of Woods, this valley is referred to as Petaloudes, which means Butterfly in Greek. Every year during the summer months, the valley is verdant and the Jersey Tiger Moths seem to wrap the entire valley which creates a truly breathtaking natural phenomenon.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very good restaurant on the beach of Livadia. You can enjoy your meal (great food) by the sea watching the sunset and the lighted Parikia in the evening. Value for money! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Faragas Beach. Visitors can enjoy lying on thesandy beach or swimming in the beautiful, crystal clear green sea. There is also a beach bar on the main beach, for those who want to rent umbrellas, a refreshment or some food. Visitors can also enjoy the privacy (not always in the peak season) of the two smaller bays, located next to the main one. Παραλία Φάραγγα. Υπέροχες παραλίες με άμμο και δροσερά, πράσινα νερά. Στην κεντρική παραλία οι επισκέπτες μπορούν να νοικιάσουν ξαπλώστρες και να προμηθευτούν ποτό ή φαγητό από το μπαρ/εστιατόριο το οποίο λειτουργεί εκεί. Υπάρχουν κι άλλες δυο παραλίες δίπλα στην κεντρική για όσους και όσες προτιμούν να μοιράζονται την παραλία με λιγότερο κόσμο. Στο μέσο της τουριστικής περιόδου, μπορεί να έχει πολύ κόσμο. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 4 locals recommend