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.
Jessy Boelen is organising every year several sculpture workshops. Click here for more info.
Later on in the year, starting from june, you can enjoy painting, drawing and printmaking classes with Neva, from Artists on the Move. Participants paint and draw in open settings surrounded by stunning views of the Aegean Sea and amid the island's traditional villages. The art workshops are open to all levels of experience from the complete beginner wanting to learn the basics, to the seasoned professional looking for an idyllic setting. Students may choose to paint in oil, acrylic or watercolor.
It is also possible to go scuba diving with Cycladic Diving School Aliki.
Everybody who does yoga with me, gets a 10 % discount for diving from Sarah, the owner of the diving school.
Relax on a beautifull old fishingboat from captain Ilias. He will bring you to the most beautiful places, where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in turquoise water. Ilias will offer the snorkling masks, and also offers drinks, fruits and a Greek salad. He also organizes fishing trips, if you and/or your partner are interested.
Paros is a special place for hiking. It has old Byzantine roads (1000 AD) and beautiful nature, no matter if you walk along the coast or in the mountains. You can go by yourself or join a guided tour with our friend Christoforos Korovesis.
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.
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. You need to take a day, or at least half a day, to go to Anti-Paros to visit the caves.
It's nice to combine this with an evening in the main village of Anti-Paros. Nice bars, restaurants and 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 closed between 14:00 and 18:00.)
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.
Thanassos is called a 'horse whisperer' and treats his animals realy well. If you want to go horseriding it is necessary to make an apointment the day before. For more information click on above link.
Here people from all over the world get together for kite surfing. 50 weeks a year with wind. Also the worldchampionships kitesurfing take place on this beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure you take the right road; there are 2 Pounda's; a beach bar at the east side and the boat to Anti-Paros at the west side of the island. Where the boat leaves from Paros to Anti-Paros is located a restaurant/wine club; Thea, which means 'view'. If you like good wine you should go there. Owner Nikos can play real nice music, if he's in a good mood. ;-)
You can take the boat from Punta (where the kite surfing is happening) to Anti-Paros, and you'll be there in 10 minutes. The boat goes every 30 minutes. No cars and bikes allowed in the main town, so it has a different and calm atmosphere. In high season it is a favorite place for many Scandinavian people and a lot of tourists with small children go there. You can also go with a bike/car over the island. There are nice beaches and you can visit the caves.