Second only in the Cycladic pecking order to Mykonos,
Paros has become firmly established as a quality
choose the lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere of the main port
and town of Parikia. Although not eye-catchingly attractive, a
visit to the original, old part of town will unearth a wealth
of interesting shops, old houses with balconies that almost
meet across the narrow streets and some delightful
by contrast still possesses that quaint, fishing village
atmosphere so beloved of true grecophiles. The standard
necklace of taverns and cafes surround the sandy, village
beach. A small quayside attracts the fishing boats like a
magnet; their gaudy, yellow nets laid out to dry in the bright
sunshine like a massive spider's web.
stunningly attractive village of Naoussa is our third holiday
base on the island. A harbor crammed gunwale to gunwale with
brightly painted caiques, narrow, winding alleyways "a la
Mykonos" and some of the best taverns we have had the
pleasure to frequent make this the ideal choice should Parikia
be too busy or Piso Livadi too quiet for your tastes.
Last but not
least, on the east coast, lush, relaxed Drios boasts one of
the best beaches on the island, Chryssi Akti, as well as a
number of other sandy coves that will delight beach lovers.
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