The stunningly beautiful island of Paros with its white-sandy beaches and warm waters can be reached from Mykonos within fifty minutes. Combining modern with traditional elements in the most unique way, Paros is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical Paros beaches, enchanting rural villages, and historical monuments. Whether you’re after a relaxing holiday or you are more of a thrill-seeker, Paros island will give you exactly what you want! The most important sightseeing in Paros is the Byzantine Monastery of Ekatontapyliani, meaning the church with the hundred doors.
However, Paros is mostly famous for its stunning beaches and the Cycladic villages. Naoussa, Lefkes, and Parikia are the most picturesque ones in Paros, while the most popular beaches to swim include Kolymbithres which is known for its clean water and the rock formations., Golden Beach, Monastiri beach which is a really remarkable place with emerald and calm waters to enjoy, and last Santa Maria a long beach with several smaller, sandy beaches and magic coves in this bay, making it ideal for tranquillity and diving.
Antiparos is a tiny island very close to Paros. Although Paros offers a cosmopolitan holiday and a vivid nightlife, Antiparos is actually the opposite, with quiet beaches and calm evenings. On the southern side of the island, you’ll find the most impressive sight, Antiparos cave, a stunning cave full of stalactites and stalagmites.
Chora is the capital and only village of Antiparos that boasts the traditional Cycladic architecture! It is full of tiny whitewashed houses, narrow paved streets and blue-domed churches.
The island is famous for its beaches, so swimming is one of the best things to do there. Those beaches are mostly sandy with crystal clear waters, while most of them are within walking distance of Chora. Actually the sea bottom around the island has interesting reefs and some old wrecks, which provide good diving spots. One of the most beautiful beaches is Agios Georgios which is nuzzled in a picturesque sheltered bay offering an exceptional view to Despotiko island, which is our last stop. Despotiko is a small, uninhabited islet to the south of Antiparos, It has long, sandy beaches with crystal water.
Suggested tour: Daily cruise/ Transfer
Miles: 70 nm