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Parikia in Paros is the capital of the island and it features the main port. Therefore if you arrive by boat, it will be your first contact with Parikia in Paros. It will be an amazing feeling, as you disembark, to be welcome by the traditional windmill. Additionally, the aspect of white houses “climbing” up the hill is breath-taking. At this point useful information as well, is that the local bus line is to your right, as you disembark. Getting around Paros using local bus line is quite easy. However, renting a car will definitely make your vacation easier. You can also check our Parikia hotels.
Parikia in Paros is the second capital of the island. The first one was Lefkes village; a beautiful mountain village which you must visit. Additionally Parikia is the place which is more active during winter. Within walking distance from almost every corner of Parikia, there is Livadia beach. Therefore, it is considered as the main beach of this settlement. Of course, in Parikia Bay you will find additional two famous beaches; Martselo and Krios. Both of them are situated opposite of our capital and therefore you will need to use mean of transport. However, there is a fun way to get to both of them. That is using caique boat from the port of Parikia.
In Parikia Paros you will enjoy everything that our island has to offer. Restaurants and taverns are countless. You will have the opportunity to choose to dine by the sea, with sunset view or among the alleys. Cocktail bars are also plenty, both along the coastline as well as between picturesque alleys. Relaxing with refreshment and enjoying the amazing sunset view will be one of the top memories. If you are planning to buy souvenirs for your family and friends back home, you don’t need to be stressed. Parikia in Paros features as many tourist shops as you can imagine. Therefore, you can do a little bit of shopping last minute, just before departure.
Regarding attractions, Parikia Paros hosts one of the most important churches in Greece. We are talking of course, about Panagia Ekatontapiliani. This is one of the first Christian churches in Greece. Its name, Ekatontapiliani (proximate translation “100 doors”) is inspired by a tale. The church has actually 99 doors and windows; the last one will be discovered if Constantinople (Istanbul) as a city returns to Greeks, the nation who built it.
Another interesting attraction in Parikia is the Frankish Castle. Today however, only a part of its wall can be seen, which was built using pieces from ancient temples. Additionally, near the castle, there is Agios Konstantinos. This is a beautiful church with a lot of architectural interest. From its outdoor area you can enjoy the view of Parikia Bay, as well as of the sunset view. Another attraction of Parikia, however less noticeable, is the ancient cemetery. You can find in on the main coastal road, opposite of the marina. A “must” in Parikia, is a walk in the old town. You will blend among narrow Cycladic alleys, however with a touch of Neoclassical houses.
In Parikia Paros you will not miss anything and everything you need is just around the corner.