What is best? Is it the sandy Paros beaches or its ancient feel? Well, that is up to you. If you wonder what you can do there, the island offers a range of diversified activities to be considered.
Paros is a small island that can be explored in a very short period of time. Although the places you will visit are small, they bear a huge heritage that can take years to exhaust the entire custom within. There are quite a good number of things to do in Paros island based on its locations, time of travel and the events taking place at the particular time of your visit.
During your travel in Paros, the areas to be visited should be your top most priority while planning your trip. Paros is open for travel all year round but the best time is during the summer months of June all through to September.
This article outlines the top five things you can do in Paros.
I. Experiencing Historical Events
The island is a host to exciting ancient events which are mainly religious based on the Greek culture. In August, they host the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin which is an important religious holiday during with, processions take place in the Parikia streets drawing pilgrims for Orthodox masses. Medieval pirate raids, night party and lighting fireworks are some of the spectacular activities in the Barbarossa Festival as well.
II. Hiking and swimming
Hiking is best in spring. Hiking Routes are marked to direct you to the best views of the sea and the neighboring islands. You can also hike at St. Ioannis Detis where you can explore the caves and the lighthouses and discover the Russian fleet headquarters. You can also swim in the beautiful beaches of Paros which are a lot. The most famous beaches are Pounta beach, Agioi Anargiroi in Naousa, Kolymbithres , Santa Maria, Chrissi Akti and Ambelas
III. Water sports at Santa Maria
Windsurfing, snorkeling, swimming, and diving enhanced with a crystal clear water surrounding the island. The most famous beach in Paros for windsurfing is Santa Maria, where you can try other water sports activities as well!
IV. Renting a scooter
In Paros’ capital, Parikia, it is a common trend for people to rent scooters. There are buses for transportation but cannot be compared with a scooter ride enjoying the Aegean refreshing cool breeze. It is also easy to maneuver through the Paros streets.
V. Trying Local delicacies
If you are willing to take on the natural intense flavors of the Greek cuisine, Paros is the ideal destination. Here, you can find restaurants that serve traditional delicacies. Taste, for example, the Baklava filled with ice cream and the highly recommended Coralli. Do not ask what they taste like, just try it yourself!
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