Best things to do in paros
Every traveller wishes to make the best of his/her vacation. Therefore, in this article, you will find out about the best things to do in Paros. As our island is quite big in comparison to other Cycladic islands, you will discover many things to do here.
Since the average stay on our island by our visitors is about 5 days, we will present five “best things to do in Paros”.
Daily cruises are definitely on the list with best things to do in Paros. Due to the memories that they create, thousands of visitors participate in this activity every year. Since the tourism organization on our island is at high standards, you will have a variety of choices. In Anemomylos Travel, we offer a range of experiences in this regard. Therefore, you can participate in daily cruises in Paros, as well as to other islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Naxos. The first suggestion will help you to discover the beauty of our island and its area. The second suggestion gives you the opportunity to see other places while you in Paros. Participating in both, transforms your vacation to another level. Additionally, from our island could not miss a private cruise experience. This is an adventure that offers a tailor made schedule. Therefore, if you are a group of friends, this could be the best choice for you.
Our island is quite famous for water sport activities. Therefore, they are on our list with best things to do in Paros. Each year, thousands of athletes from all over the world come here to practice and enjoy themselves. Due to weather conditions, Paros is perfect for windsurfing and kite surfing. On both sides of the island, east and west, the wind is strong and stable. This absence of gusty wind composes unique and privileged conditions. There are 3 major spots where water sport enthusiasts go. However, the most well-known is situated right next to port of Punda and it is called Paros Kite. It is very to find and its distance from Parikia is about 10 km. You will find any equipment here, as well as professional instructor, if you are taking the first steps. Additionally, the beach here is nice and the sky is full of kites.
If you are an amateur looking for adventure, this is the place to be. Of course, if you decide that you are not up for it, you can take the ferry to Antiparos. It departs from the port of Punda and the ride takes few minutes. As you can see, a combination of experiences is why water sports are on our best things to do in Paros list as well.
The second spot for water sports in Paros regarding the popularity is Golden Beach, known also as Chryssis Akti. For many years, this was the best place to surf. It even featured the World Championship in windsurfing. Today, it still is one of the best places in Greece for windsurfing and kite surfing. Here too you will find equipment to rent and experienced instructors. Additionally, the beach here is a sandy paradise. That is why it has this name, Golden Beach. There is a beach bar, sunbeds and umbrellas. Therefore, you can spend whole day here.
Relaxing on Paros beaches is THE best thing to do in Paros, if you are seeking for a total relaxation! This is an activity during which you will rest your body and soul.
Due to the fact that our island features more than 40 beaches, you will have a variety of choices. Organization or the lack of it covers all tastes. If you wish to relax on a sunbed, accompanied by a cocktail, on a sandy beach, you can. In fact, you can choose between 10 beaches or more. However, if quiet and serenity is your “thing”, you will find many secluded and unspoiled beaches. Many of those are not even listed in travel guides. At this point, we would like to point out that in order to reach many secluded beaches, you will need your own mean of transport.
In many cases of organized beaches, you will find water sport centers. Therefore, a combination of relaxation with activity is possible in many spots.
Tours made to our list with best things to do in Paros, because this is a fast way to discover our island. Just imagine participating in our of our bus tours, on your second day in Paros. You would see the most important sights and you would already have your bearings from “day two”. Of course, Anemomylos Travel offers tours in several languages.
If you feel like being more exclusive, then a semi-private or a private tour could be the perfect choice for you and your company. Discovering highlights of Paros, sunset spots, participating in wine tasting etc., is a unique way to start your vacation. Additionally, if you are a foodie, food tour might be one of the best things to do in Paros for you.
While you are on holiday here in Paros, you might wish to see other island, like e.g. Naxos. You will have the opportunity to do so, as we have Naxos tour in our schedule.
Festivals have been a part of Paros culture for hundreds of years. Therefore, they are the best things to see in Paros. Most of them are organized during summer months. Depending on when you will visit our island, it would be interesting if you could see one or more. One of the most interesting , as well as the “youngest “is Paros Festival. This is a modern approach to presentation of tradition and values of local people. Probably the most important festival is organized in August 15th in Parikia. Almost the whole island is arriving in the capital of Paros to see the fireworks. Furthermore, in August 23th in Naoussa there is Festival of the Pirates. This time, whole island arrives in this picturesque village. Another popular festival in Paros is organized in Marpissa and it is called “Routes in Marpissa”. It is usually organized in the end of August. However, you can check all festivals of Paros here.