Paros Travel Guide
Shopping Paros was famous during the Classical Age for the white marble quarried within its borders. Today, souvenir hunters may find some beautiful marble work on the island, as well as shells, leather work, embroidery and wooden sculptures. Parikia is the best place for shopping on the island and has the usual tourist shops and grocery stores, and lovely art in the town's galleries.
Restaurants While Paros has a good variety of places to eat out, the best establishments are traditional and seafood is often the best choice. Visitors can easily find a place to smash plates with locals if the mood takes them.
Nightlife Though Paros is too relaxed for its nightlife to compare to destinations like Mykonos, its summer season is fairly action-packed. Numerous bars, clubs and traditional Greek music and dancing are on offer, and Naoussa village and Santa Maria Beach are particularly popular for their party scenes.
Activities Paros' winding cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings give visitors a taste of the old world, and the island is famous for its beaches, which range from quiet, remote spots to crowded party hubs. Ocean conditions are generally good for windsurfing.
Negatives Paros can get very crowded and may not suit those seeking peace and relaxation.