Paros is one of the Cyclades Islands. It lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km wide and it lies approximately 185 km south-east of Piraeus.
The Municipality of Paros includes numerous uninhabited offshore islets totaling 196.308 km² of land. Its nearest neighbour is the Community of Antiparos, lying to its southwest and it is an island of southwest Greece in the Aegean Sea.
The tourist office in Paros can be found nearby the famous windmill, in the centre of the Parikia which is the capital. The port and capital Parikia is on the north west coast.
Paros has numerous beaches including Chrissí Aktí which is near Drios on the east coast, Pounda, Logaras, Piso Livadi, Naoussa Bay, Parikia and Agia Irini.
The constant strong wind in the strait between Paros and Naxos makes it a favoured windsurfing location.
The harbour of Parikia is the gateway to The Cyclades Islands. It is home to one of the countrys finest cathedrals from the Byzantine era.
The impressive dome and the altar screen are the best features of the cathedral. Its museum displays an extensive range of religious relics and other articles.
A little away from Parikia is the Valley of Butterflies it can be reached by bus or for a medieval feel, you can hire a mule. The butterflies have been coming to this valley for the past 300 years. But, they can be seen in large groups only in June.
Naoussa is the island’s resort area with numerous hotels and some of the best beaches. It hosts the World Cup Windsurfing Championship every year.
Santa Maria Surfing Beach Village is a complex built to meet the needs of the most demanding guest, with installations that offer all kind of modern comforts. It is situated on the beach and it is built in the traditional Cycladic style, surrounded by trees and flowerbeds.
Páros is a good yacht charter destination. The choices for the charterer who chooses the Cyclades are diverse from the bustling waterfront towns and nightlife on Páros to the tranquility and peace of smaller islands.
On Páros Island is the 5th-century Church of 100 Doors and the Archaeology Museum are star attractions.