Paros is all in one, a love story & one of the most fertile Cycladic islands.
Walking through the small neighborhoods among the white washed fishing villages smell the pine trees, the eucalyptus, and see the bougainvillea’s in all shades, daisies and melons all over the island.
Crystal clear beaches for all the tastes: secluded, cosmopolitan, organized or wild are transformed into the earthly paradise for celebrities, well-trained 20-somethings, families and of course for the sworn lovers of wind and windsurfing.
Parikia is the starting point of each route, in its alleys coexist shops of all kinds, traditional white Cycladic houses with neoclassic mansions, ancient monuments, handmade small churches and little monasteries here and there under the hill of the venetian castle.
Of course , everything looks small, in front of the symbol of the island the Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapyliani, which is said to have been built by Constantine the Great.
This is where the biggest festival of the island takes place on August 15th.
The church is the largest sacred shrine after the complex of Mount Athos while the icon of the Virgin of the 17th century is the second pilgrimage icon of the Cyclades after the icon of the Virgin of Tinos.
As soon as the sunset sets , Naoussa takes the baton, who in the morning seems to be asleep, at noon dives nearby Kolimbithres, one of the most photographed beaches in the island with its unique landscape as a trademark whose wild beauty is due to the sculpted rocks that forms successive beaches , and every night dances and spends the night getting drunk with local wine and cocktails.
And while Parikia and Naoussa monopolize the interest of youth and tourists, alternative and low profile visitors find refuge in the hinterland where Lefkes a favorite village of the initiates is.
Perched on the mountain of Paros, away from pirates and noisy tourists, surrounded by pines, olives, almond trees and smells oregano and thyme.
Narrow and uneven streets and small houses with yards full of geraniums.
In this part of the island it is the sound that comes out when Paros is quiet.
A veil of silence covers everything.
Paros, the sun-kissed, elegant Cycladic island.