THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO GO

There are many nice places to go to on the island. What I like most about Paros is its diversity. Every village, every beach, every area, is very different; has it's own atmosphere and visitors. I will give you my selection here, but of course it's very personal. 

BOAT TRIP WITH ROFOS BOAT

Relax on a beautiful replica of an old fishingboat from Captain Ilias. He will bring you to the most beautiful places around Aliki, where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in turquoise water. They will offer the snorkling masks, drinks, fruits and a Greek salad.

 

Non private tour = 30 € p.p.

Duration 3,5 hours   

 

You can ask us to make a reservation once you are here.

It is always depending on the weather if the boat can go out.  

30 persons maximum on the boat.

HIKING IN THE NATURE AND THE MOUNTAINS

Paros is a special place for hiking. Our friend Stephanie will take you for a hike along the coast or in the mountains. There are more easy hikes, but also longer and more intense hikes that you can choose from. Good walking shoes is a must, and don't forget to bring drinking water.

 

You can ask us to make a reservation.

Price starting from 25 € for the coast hike of 1,5 hour up to 60 € for the 4 hours hike in the mountains, including private transportation to get there and back and including lunch.

 

 

scuba diving

If you are looking for an inspiring and emotional underwater experience, try Slow Dive with Cycladic Diving in Paros! Guided dives and snorkeling in small groups with high professional standard, enviroment respect and welcoming atmosphere. They offer introductory experiences and full dive certification through PADI from entry to professional levels. 

PADI TecRec courses available on request. Here you can go to the site :


skorpios museum

Benetos Skiadas, was a traditional artist from the Greek island, Paros.

He has depicted Cycladic history with large miniatures of ships and important buildings with unrivaled art and workmanship. Located just a few hundred meters outside Aliki. Definately worth a visit, great fun for children, young and old. 

BUTTERFLY VALLEY

Butterfly valley is located four kilometers to the north of Aliki. It is a biotope with a small source, which is covered by dense vegetation; cypresses, plane-trees, oleanders, carob trees and orchards. This area is ideal for the Tiger moth butterfly. The butterflies gather at this specific area in June and they "disappear" in August. This happens because in September the female butterflies search for bushy areas to lay their eggs and then, they die. The caterpillars come out of the eggs in October and they turn into butterflies in May. In June, the butterflies come again at the valley and they stay fixed and almost still on the trees till August, when they mate.

Kite surfing at pounta

Here people from all over the world get together for kitesurfing. 50 weeks a year with wind. Also the worldchampionships kitesurfing take place on this beach.

 

If you know kitesurfing already, probably you have heard of this place and you should definitely go. If you don't know how to do kitesurfing, you can learn it here.

 

Or just go to watch. It is spectacular. and after take the boat from Punta (10 minutes) for an evening in Anti Paros.

 

 


clay beach molos

If you want to have a nice soft baby skin again, go to Molos beach, put clay all over you, wait for the clay to dry, and then dive into the sea. Your skin will feel unbelievable soft...but it is better to wear an old bathing suit.....;-)

Not easy to find, you need to rent a car or bike. And watch out for the current of the sea about 15 minutes after the big Blue Star boat is passing by.......

Parikia

Parikia is 11 km away from Aliki and the main town of Paros.

 

Our friend Stephanie has a nice tour through the old part of Parikia, including the church of the 100 doors, the  'Ekatontapiliani'. It's an experience never to forget, to stroll through the old backstreets of Parikia.

 

Also nice for shopping,  shopping hours are 10:00 - 14:00 and 18:00 - 21:00, or later in high season.

 

There is a bus from Aliki - Parikia, it takes about half an hour, price around 2 €. A taxi will cost about 20 €. A private van for max 8 people is 50 €. One way.

windsurfing golden beach

Sun Wind is a total water sports centre offering Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle, Kayak, Tubes and other activities. All levels welcome. Have fun!  Relax and enjoy. Golden Beach: True to its name, Golden Beach is a beautiful, long stretch of golden sands. One of Paros’ longest beaches, it is an ideal windsurf site due to the famous “Meltemi” wind, blowing from the north 80% of the time in the summer.

NAOUSSA

The old port at the other side of the island, where most of the night life is happening. A lot of bars and restaurants. Prices in general are higher then in Parikia. There is a small port inside, don't miss it...... and an old pirates fort. You can eat nice fish there, just caught by the local fisherman.

 

To get there you have to take a bus to Parikia, and then another bus to Naoussa..... A taxi will be 40 € one way, about the same price of renting a car. A private van will be about 60 € one way, up to 8 people.

private boat tour

All day private boat tour with Zeppos to Despotiko island opposite of Anti Paros. Discover the (almost exclusive) open air museum of Despotiko island and visit the temple of Apollo

 

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Or a private sunset tour.

 

Including food, drinks and snorkels.

 

Prices on request.

LEFKES

A different village, with different people, in the middle of the island, in the mountains. Quiet, no cars/bikes in the old centre. Nice to have a walk through and combine it with lunch/dinner at Flora's restaurant/

 

To get here by bus is more complicated. Best is to rent a car.

Or to go with our guide Stephanie and combine it with a not to long hike, about 1,5 hour.

 


the caves of anti paros

The caves are one of the most impressing caves you will ever see in your life. They are one of the deepest caves in Europe about 150 meters deep. Don't forget to bring a long sleeved shirt or sweater with you, it is chilly down there.

 

To go there  you can take the bus, from Aliki to Punta, then take the boat to Anti Paros and then another bus from where the boat arrives to the caves. Busses go regular, but not often.

 

You can also go with a car and take it on the small ferry (10 minutes from Paros to Anti Paros) and then go left to the caves. 

 

evening anti paros

Its also nice to go for an evening to the main village of Anti-Paros. Nice bars, restaurants and a shopping street were no cars are allowed. In half an hour you can walk to the other side of the island / village where you can enjoy the sunset with a nice drink.

Shops are open mornings and evenings, high season also until late in the evening, but they are closed between 14:00 and 18:00.

The boat back to Paros goes until midnight, sometimes even later, depending on the time of the year.

 

 

ONE DAY TO NAXOS BY FERRY FROM PAROIKIA

Paros has the advantage of being geographically located in the center of the Cyclades. Starting from here the visitor can visit many of the neighboring islands in a short time.

 

Naxos is the largest island of Cyclades and it is located in the center of this complex, between Paros and Mykonos. According to mythology, this was the nuptial isle of the god Dionysus, god of wine. This is why there is a sanctuary dedicated to Dionysus in the inland of Naxos island. Ideal for families and romantic couples, Naxos Greece is famous for the exotic beaches. 



painting course with neva bergemann:

Two times a year, Neva Bergemann is giving a painting/drawing workshop of a week;

in 2022 it will be:

June 13 - 20 & June 27 - July 4

 

Neva Bergemann is a painter and printmaker who has been living on the island of Paros, Greece since 1997. She holds a Master's degree in art education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Minnesota. Neva has been teaching art to both young students and adults for over twenty years. She has held classes for beginners as well as advanced students in the areas of oil painting, watercolor, drawing, printmaking and clay. To go to her site click here