Hidden Gems

Explore the authentic charms of Paros with boat charter in Greece

By Jenny Wilson
on  August 19, 2016

Of all the Cycladic islands to explore with boat charter in Greece, Paros has long been a favourite with the sailing set and you are sure to feel right at home on this charming little island from the moment you moor in the marina.

Sailing in Greece - Island visits

The colourful harbourside houses are one of the architectural delights that draw visitors here, and there are plenty more. In the centre of the island is the village of Lefkes, which used to be the capital and is one of the most typically Cycladic villages you could hope to find. The white buildings, winding cobbled streets and churches topped with blue domes are absolutely picture-perfect. The island is also famed for its stunning marble, which can be found in temples and buildings throughout the region.

Parikia and Naoussa are where most of the action can be found, whether you want to dance the night away or simply enjoy delicious food at a local taverna. Paros is also more than amply furnished with well over two dozen beaches. Most feature golden sands sloping gently into crystal clear waters and range from those equipped with bars, restaurants and water sports to quiet secluded coves where you can escape the crowds. Golden Beach, Livadia, Kolymbithres, Santa Maria and Parasporos are among the most popular.

Whilst you are here, try your hand at kitesurfing or windsurfing in the enticing blue waters. It is also worth making a quick boat trip to Antiparos, a nearby island known for its excellent swimming and enchanting stalactite and stalagmite-encrusted cave.

From typical architecture to stunning scenery and an easy-going pace, it is hard to think of a more authentically Greek island than Paros.

Hiring a boat in Greece - Island delights

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