Find the best place to stay — Paros

Where to stay around Paros?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,168 holiday lettings near Paros. From 558 villas to 290 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Paros for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Paros?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Paros. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mykonos Island: 1,184 holiday homes
  • Greek Islands: 13,015 holiday homes
  • Naxos: 852 holiday homes
  • Aegean Islands: 13,000 holiday homes
  • Ios: 61 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Paros! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Paros?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Paros with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Naxos: 852 holiday lettings
  • Mykonos: 1,175 holiday lettings
  • Lefkes: 953 holiday lettings
  • Paros: 1,159 holiday lettings
  • Ornos: 1,050 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Paros?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Paros. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Naoussa Harbour: 1,180 holiday rentals
  • Island of Delos: 1,378 holiday rentals
  • Port of Parikia: 1,174 holiday rentals
  • Longovarda Monastery: 1,180 holiday rentals
  • Plaka Beach: 1,201 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paros listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Discover beautiful Paros on your next holiday.

Paros is one of the most important Cycladic islands in terms of history and archaeology, and some of these artefacts are on display in the Archaeological Museum of Paros. Known for its fine white marble, this tiny island is comprised of several stunning beaches and a few small towns. Parikia is the capital of the island, and most active during the summer tourist season, when visitors from all over the world come to take in the Greek culture, cuisine, and history.

For larger groups, HomeAway offers a variety of villa-style villas on Paros. These range in capacity from 10-20 and include amenities such as full kitchens and swimming pools. HomeAway offers over 80 Paros villas and guarantees to have a rental to match your holiday needs and desires. For single-family holidays or romantic getaways, HomeAway offers various Paros apartments to accommodate every traveller's needs. These rentals are equipped with a variety of amenities.

For those wishing to island hop, HomeAway also offers holiday homes on Mykonos and holiday homes on Santorini, as well as on other nearby islands.

Things to do

Parikia:

Explore Paros' capital city of Parikia during your holiday. As a major port in the Cyclades islands, Parikia enjoys multiple daily ferries both to and from Athens, as well as to and from the other major islands (such as Santorini). The city is home to approximately 4,500 permanent residents.

Kokou Horse Riding Center:

The Kokou Horse Riding Center was opened on Paros in 1988. Twenty horses reside at the riding center, and are available for individual and group rides. Reservations are a possibility, as well as transportation to the riding center. The owners, a Canadian couple, are happy to provide other useful tips for a stay on Paros.

Panagia Ekatontapiliani:

The Panagia Ekatontapiliani is the island's principle church, the 'church of a hundred doors'. It is thought to date back to 326 AD, which predates the Greek mandate for Christianity as the national religion in 391 AD. Pay a visit to Lefkes, a mountain village about six miles from the capital of Parikia.

Windsurfing:

The strait between Paros and Naxos provides ideal windsurfing conditions year-round. The Meltemi winds make for extremely attractive conditions for veteran windsurfers. There are several beaches where one can windsurf. The Windsurfing World Cup has even taken place on Paros in past years.

Petaloudes Park:

Petaloudes Park houses a butterfly sanctuary known as Valley of the Butterflies. In May, June, and July, the butterflies lie dormant during the day and then fly upward toward cooler air in the evening. Visitors are asked not to disturb the butterflies with photography or by shaking the branches.

Archaeological Museum:

The Archaeological Museum of Paros was founded in 1960. It is one of Greece's most important museums, due to its collection from the excavations of Paros and Antiparos. These excavations date from the Neolithic period to Early Christian times. The Nike (victor) of Paros and the Gorgo (mermaid) are housed here.

Weather in Paros

The climate on Paros is generally Mediterranean in nature. A hot summer (reaching 29°C) and mild winters (as cold as 13°C) are common. Some light precipitation is possible in the winter. The Etesian winds cause problems for sailors in the summer months, but are ideal for various other watersports, such as windsurfing.

Travel to Paros

Travel to and from Paros has improved greatly in the last few years. The Paros Island National Airport (PAS) makes getting to and from mainland Greece incredibly simple. Alternatively, car-carrying and passenger ferries operate daily to and from the island. On the island of Paros itself, buses, taxis, and boats are available for rent.

Attractions in and around Paros Island

First time in Paros Island and looking for things to do? If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Punda Beach and Logaras Beach, or experience the natural beauty of Butterfly Valley. Fun activities in the city include Port of Parikia, Moraitis Winery and Naoussa Harbour. Discover New Golden Beach, Kalogeros Beach or Glifades Beach while exploring the city during your stay. Other places to visit in town include Livadia Beach, Krios Beach and Aliki Beach.