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Discovering the Underrated Beauty of Paros: 10 Tips for your Visit

Discovering the Underrated Beauty of Paros: 10 Tips for your Visit

For an extensive list of restaurants, activities, and more, check out my full Paros Travel Guide!  

Paros, much less developed than its neighbor Mykonos, offers a richer experience brimming with beauty and authenticity. This Greek island, with its rolling hills, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, countless churches, and historic villages, captures the essence of Greece in a way that’s both charming and captivating.

The locals say Paros is like “Mykonos was 20 years ago” and the island has become “Mykonos for the Greeks.” With its vibrant energy, breathtaking scenery, and lack of overwhelming crowds, it didn't take long for us to fall in love with Paros.


Here are ten of our favorite places in Paros and some tips for your visit:

1. Beach Day at Cabana Paros


Cabana Paros is a bohemian beach club located on one of Paros’ most beautiful beaches. By day, it’s a serene escape perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying the clear waters. By night, it transforms into a lively party scene, offering a unique blend of relaxation and excitement.

2. Explore the Charming Village of Naoussa

Naoussa is a picturesque fishing village known for its winding streets, charming white-washed buildings, and vibrant nightlife. The village is home to some of the best restaurants and shops on the island, making it a must-visit for any traveler.

3. Fresh Juices, Coffee, and Baked Goods at Ragoussis Bakery

Start your day with a visit to Ragoussis Bakery. This local favorite offers a variety of fresh juices, delicious coffee, and homemade baked goods. It’s the perfect spot to fuel up before a day of exploring.

4. Sunset Dinner at Siparos

For an unforgettable dining experience, head to Siparos for dinner. Arrive early to catch the sunset and indulge in a variety of appetizers. The salted fish is a standout entree that you must try.

5. Day Trip to Antiparos

A short 15-minute ferry ride from Paros takes you to the island of Antiparos. This day trip is an absolute must. Antiparos offers a serene escape with its beautiful beaches and charming streets.

6. On Antiparos: Shop, Eat at Pippinos, and Lounge at the Beach House

While on Antiparos, enjoy shopping in the quaint local shops, have a delicious meal at Pippinos, and then unwind at the Beach House. It’s a perfect way to spend a leisurely day.

7. Visit the Historic Town of Lefkes

Lefkes, a historic town nestled in the hills of Paros, is a place where time seems to stand still. Wander through its narrow streets, admire the traditional architecture, and take in the stunning views of the island.

8. Dine and Dance at Barbarossa in Naoussa

For a night of dining and dancing, Barbarossa in Naoussa is the place to be. This seafood restaurant offers a delightful culinary experience and transforms into a lively party spot as the night progresses.

9. Casual Lunch Spots in Naoussa

For a casual lunch in Naoussa, hit up Comeback, Taverna Glafkos, or Allas Souvlaki. These spots offer a relaxed atmosphere and delicious food, perfect for a midday break.

10. Explore the Island by Boat

One of the best ways to enjoy Discovering the Underrated Beauty of Paros is by boat. Rent a boat and explore the hidden coves, secluded beaches, and stunning coastal scenery that make Paros so special.

Paros offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and vibrant energy that’s hard to find anywhere else. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, exploring charming villages, or indulging in delicious food, Paros is sure to capture your heart. Plan your visit to this enchanting island and discover why it’s a hidden gem in the Cyclades.

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