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Price: Please Contact Us  |  Property Location: PAROS ISLAND

Interior Area (Sq.M): 200 2   |   Land Area (Sq.M): 4,000 2

Bedrooms: 5    Baths: 4    Property Type: DETACHED HOUSE    

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Tel. +1 561 306-6131
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Price: Please Contact Us  |  Property Location: PAROS ISLAND

Interior Area (Sq.M): 500 2   |   Land Area (Sq.M): 4,800 2

Property Type: DETACHED HOUSE    

Offered By: Selected Realty

Tel. +1 561 306-6131
Email: ginakossioris@gmail.com

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FEATURED PROPERTIES:

Ikaria - Armenistis
New Maisonettes

Price: €209,000 -  125 m2
Bedrooms: 3  Baths: 2









PAROS

Quick Facts: Paros
Pronunciation Par-os
Transportation Air, ferry, hydrofoil
Main Attractions Beaches, Bzyantine catherdral, butterflies
Food Many excellent choices
Accommodations Many excellent choices

Paros Characteristics

paros greek islandParos is a major party island in July and August! After Naxos and Andros, Paros is the 3rd largest island of the Cyclades, with 195 sq. km of land mass and 118 km of coast. Paros rests 95 nautical miles from Piraeus and is a superior piece of Cycladic real estate due to its marble, fertility and supply of water.

Mt. Profitis Illias (770m) is in Paros central-southeastern section surrounding which are several fertile flat areas. There are two natural gulfs: Naoussa on the north and Paroikia in the west.

Paros grows much of its own food including barley, wheat, olives, and citrus. There is wonderful local wine. Its population is around 10,000.

Paros is famous for its marble, considered the best in the world due to its translucence which allows light to pass to a depth of 3.5 centimeters. Many of the statues you will see in the world's greatest museums are made from Parian marble. The Venus de Milo and Napoleon's tomb are both carved from Parian marble.

Island Features

paros greek islandParos has several villages from which to base oneself and yachting facilities at its upscale secondary port of Naoussa.

There are many wonderful beaches. The water around the island is crystal clear, the sands are golden, the people are fun-loving and hospitable. It's a perfect vacation spot.

There are pleasant resorts dotting the island, which rises gently to Mt. Profitis Ilias.

In spite of all the tourists, Paros has managed to maintain a Greek island feel. You can find a rowdy night time scene in the waterfront bars of Parikia. The night haunts of Naoussa are a bit more sophisticated.

Paros is the main ferry hub of the Cyclades. You pass through it when traveling to other island chains in the Aegean. This makes the main port at Parikia frantically busy at times.

Only 1km southwest of Paros is the small island of Antiparos, which is easily reached by boat.

Towns

Paroikia: Paros' Capital & Main Port

paros greek islandOn Paros' western shore lies Paroikia, the island's capital, also called Paros Town. This is Paros' main port where ferry passengers arrive and depart. Visitors to this beautiful natural harbor are greeted by its solitary but no longer functional windmill. The windmill is a central reference point, and restaurants and other amenities fan out around it. The present town rests on the same site as the ancient city.

Paroikia is the largest town on the island. Facing it from the port you'll find most of the accommodations and beaches to your right. Most of the restaurants and bars are to your left towards the built up area of Livadia, with its tree-lined beach. The main bus station is harbour side as are the water taxi connections to beaches near the town and to Antiparos.

paros greek islandParoilkia's oldest, most charming and most traditional section of town is roughly in the center and clustered around the Kastro on the southwest side of the harbor. The castle (kastro) sits on the highest eminence of the village and is built on the site of the ancient acropolis. The castle is constructed from many ancient marble columns and fragments of the temples of Apollo and Demeter.

paros greek islandIn the village's northern outskirts between Parikia and Livadia stands Paros and Paroikia's most important church, The Church of 100 Doors or the Ekatonapyliani (open 8-1 and 4-9, no shorts, modest dress).

Ekatonapyliani translates to 100 doors (or 100 gates). There aren't a hundred, but there are a lot. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Katapoliani. It is one of the oldest Christian basilicas in Greece. The church has several outstanding features including its gilded wood iconostasis.

paros greek islandparos greek islandThe building is actually three churches: Agios Nikolaos, the largest, has Parian marble columns and the aforementioned iconostasis. The others are the Church of Our Lady and the Baptistery.

A short distance away and behind the church is a modern structure containing the Archeological Museum of Paros (open Tue-Sun, 8:30-2:30, fee). Within is contained a section of the artistic history of Greece known as the "Parian Chronicles." This early collection of marble tablets were discovered in the 17th Century. Some of the Parian Chronicles have been removed to Oxford.

The Archeological Museum also has a Gorgon, a 5th Century Winged Victory, a mosaic of the Labors of Hercules, various amphora and numerous swastikas, which are early solar symbols whose rays go opposite to those of the Nazi symbol.

Along the waterfront, you'll find the ancient cemetery, which dates to the 7th Century. Roman graves, burial pots and sarcophagi are lit up at night in the cemetery.

Valley of the Butterflies

Southwest of Parikia, 6km by bus or or motorcycle, is the Valley of the Butterflies. Go in the early morning in July and August to see the butterflies (fee). The valley is cool and refreshing, even when the butterflies are not there.

Naoussa: Paros' Secondary Port

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Developmentaly, the small, traditional, laid-back fishing village of Naoussa, 10 km north of Paroikia, has retained much of its innocence. It remains among the loveliest villages in the Cyclades. Naoussa still retains much of its traditional architecture in the form of two-storied, white-washes houses with carnation and bougainvillea covered balconies. Naoussa is the first place where the Greek government clamped down on shoddy building, a dubious claim to fame. Its intriguing medieval castle is in ruins and half submerged by the sea. Built by the Somaripa family (1386-1516) the sunken stone work provides an romantic background for the harbours blue and white fishing boats.

paros greek islandIn season Naoussa becomes the cosmopolitan haunt of the upwardly and nautically mobile jet setters. You may see anyone here from Sting to 'Proletar' from Albania. Cosmopolitan, but expensive, stylish cafe-restaurant-bars compete for your recreational dollars.

The islanders re-enact their battle against Barbarossa on August 23 in the Naoussa harbor. One hundred torch-lit boats fill the harbor for the re-enactment. Naturally, there is music, dancing and a party scene after the battle.

paros greek islandNaoussas harbor is an ideal places to read the latest foreign papers over an omelette of feta cheese and people watch.

The blue-domed Byzantine Museum is up from the central square. There's also a small Folklore Museum with regional costumes.

There are great and popular beaches for all tastes in and around Naoussa. Some are long and wide, some are small and cozy and several have special activities to offer (for example Wind Surfing and Scuba Diving).

paros greek islandSome beaches are quiet and with very shallow water, ideal for families with young children, some offer concerts and beach parties and one allows nude bathing. The best is Kolimvythres, which has unique rock formations. You can snorkle at Monastiri, plus they have some popular clubs there. There's good windsurfing on the eastern headland at Santa Maria. All the beaches are reachable by road or caique.

There is also a very good & frequent bus service, so you can move back to Parikia easily or visit other parts of the island. During the high season, the buses even run all through the night!

Drios

At a distance of twenty kilometers from Parikia lies the seaside village of Drios (alternate spelling Dryos), at the very southern most tip of the island. Drios is a picturesque little village with plentiful vegetation, surrounded by sandy beaches ideal for relaxation and swimming. In Drios you can find small hotels and rooms to let, built with traditional cycladic style, in complete harmony with the landscape.

Throughout the area there are tavernas, restaurants, music bars, watersports like scuba-diving and windsurfing. Look for the ancient trenches carved in the seashore rocks, used to haul up the boats for repair or sheltering.

Although it attracts many tourists during the summer months Drios is never really crowded. It's a good place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the landscape along with the clear waters.

Lefkes

Go up a mountain road to Lefkes, at 200 metres above sea level the highest village on Paros. It's on the bus route. It is built in the form of an amphitheatre on the surrounding hills, with gleaming white houses and old churches and monasteries. The main street of the village, which has 500 inhabitants, contains houses and churches dating from the 15th-17th century. The Church of the Holy Trinity and the Monastery of St. John Kaparosshould be visited.

Lefkes is probably the island's loveliest little town. It's situated in the in the middle of the island, approximately 12 kms away from Parikia. It faces east with a beautiful view towards Naxos. It is an extremely quiet and remote place. Local lore says that if you visit Paros, you haven't really seen Paros if you didn't go to Lefkes.

Lefkes is very green with a little forest above it. See the impressive cemetery that is still in use in a "secret garden" behind the cathedral Agias Trias. Enjoy the exquisite architecture (combining Cycladic and Venetian style), admire the little houses with entrances and windows you think are too small to be in use. The porches are full of flowers and herbs.

Visit its traditional pottery shops or watch the Greek ladies weave. There is a famous trail for walking, the Byzantine Trail, a paved path that leads you through beautiful countryside down to the village called Prodromos and then further down to the sea.

The sleepy village Kostos near Lefkes has a charming atmosphere and is a great place for a traditional Greek dinner!

Pisso Livadi

Below Lefkes onthe east coast of the island, Pisso Livadi is a nice little town with a fishing port. Pisso Livadi has with some of Paros' most important beaches (e.g. Golden Beach or Chrysi Akti, Pounda Beach) and the small and similar villages Logaras & Drios nearby. It was the port for the marble quarries at one time.

Pisso Livadi is now an important holiday resort approximately 25 km away from Parikia, with access to daily trip boats heading for Naxos, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini and Amorgos. Pisso Livadi, like Logaras, is also recommended for traditional Greek cuisine.

Pisso Livadi is in the center of Paros' beach colonies. Molos is just north. Pounda is just to the south.

Aliki

Aliki is similar to Pisso Livadi, a fishing port on the south-west coast of Paros, facing the little island Antiparos. Aliki is mostly known for the airport, which is further north and used by Olympic Airways and Hellenic Star for domestic flights. Chances are that it is the smallest airport you have ever seen - the planes Olympic Airways use have about 18 seats and are called "mosquitoes"!

Marpissa

Marpissa is a picturesque village upon a hill about 20 km distance from Parikia, just above Pisso Livadi. It lies a couple of km off the waterfront. Here you find beautiful alleys with tall trees, traditional Greek farm life, but not many accommodations. Within walking distance, atop a hill, there is the 16th-century monastery Moni Agiou Antoniou. There are lovely frescoes in the monastery.

Beaches

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Paros has to offer a great variety of beaches with crystal clear waters throughout the island. In the south part of the island are the expansive sandy beaches of Chrisi Akti (Golden beach) and Tserdakia (New Golden beach). These beaches are famous worldwide among those who love watersports and specially among the windsurfers.

At Tserdakia Beach every August they hold the annual P.W.A. World cup an event that brings to Paros the best windsurfers of the world in a unique competition under the refreshing wind and the sun of the Aegean sea.

paros greek islandAnother attractive beach from that part of the island is Pounda, which is a well organized sandy beach with snack bar, music, restaurant, and a beach bar that is always crowded with young people who are dancing, flirting and having fun.

paros greek islandOpposite to the island Antiparos lies the beach of Santa Eirini with palm trees, crystal waters and an exotic touch ideal for relaxation.

You find many spots on Paros where the rocks form an impressive landscape with little harbours ideal for tanning and enjoying the water.

Drinking and Dining

Almost every village on Paros has good food choices. In Parikia and Naoussa there are dozens of good eateries. You must try the octopus, of course.

We already mentioned the lively nightlife that can be found around the waterfront bars.

History

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Paros had a Bronze Age installation on the hill above Paroikia. From the 8th Century BC until the Persian Wars it was active in trade, mainly because of the quarrying of marble.

paros greek islandLegend has it that in in 326 AD St. Helen, mother of the Emperor Constantine was traveling from Rome to the Holy Land by sea and put into Paros during a storm. She prayed that if she was sucsessful in her pursuit of the true cross and was landed safely in Jerusalem, to build a church on Paros. She was and her son dutifully fulfilled her promise. However the Church of 100 Doors or the Ekatonapyliani you see today is a reconstruction built by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th C and again restored in 1960 to its current appearance. Attached to the church is the oldest baptistry in all orthodoxy and a small Byzantine museum.

 

Hints

If you go in high season, make sure you have a room booked in advance!

The Paros potters are worth a look, not only for their wonderful designs–ancient, traditional and contemporary–but also for those of you interested in creating art on a Greek island. Studio Yria has space for visiting artists some of whom have been Goldsmith Inke Lorenzen from Kiel Germany, marble carver Lambros Diamondopoulos from the neighboring island Tinos, American painter Jane Morris Pack, and New York painter Randy Bloom. Check out their site: www.studioyria.com

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Helpful Information
Transportation Facts
  • By Air to Paros: Greek Airlines depart ATH three times daily and in summer more often, to Paros.
  • To Paros From Piraeus By Ferry: Summers from Piraeus, 5 or 6 daily , usually depart 8 am and 2 pm takes @ 5- 6 hrs. depending on route.
  • Get there at least an hour early if you go 3rd class to stake out your seat.
  • Paros is well connected with other islands of the Aegean.
  • There are many links by ferry and hydrofoil including: Mykonos, Ios, Santorini, Naxos, Syros, Amorgos, Rhodes, Crete, Samos, Kos, Sikinos, Astypalea, Koufonisi, Folegandros and Andros.
  • Be considerate of others and don't lie down on the benches.
  • To Parosfrom Rafina by Hydrofoil & Catamaran: In summers, and more sensitive to high wind restrictions, 1 to 3 depart daily, are faster and cost more (@30EU/ pp).
  • Paros Island Bus Service: Paros has good airport and village bus service departing the port area and is more extensive in summer.
  • Paros Water Taxis: Depart to Andi-Paros 10 -15 times daily from Paroikia and to nearby beaches
Island Resources
  • Tel.code: 22840
  • Post Codes: 84400/1
  • Paros Tourist Police Parikia: 100 / 22840 23333
  • Paros Bus: 21113, 100 m left of harbor side
  • Paros Police : 23333
  • Paros Airport Aliki: 91257
  • Paros Port Authorities: 21240
  • Paros Hospital/Ambulance: 22500 / 22502
  • Paros Airport: 91256
  • Paros Private Medical Center: 24410
  • Paros Olympic Airways: 21900
  • Paros Fire: 51999 / 52999
  • Paros Local Hospital: 22500
  • Paros Post Office Parikia: 21236,450 m left of harbor
  • Paros Tourist Police Naoussa: 51202
  • Paros Post Office Naoussa: 51495 Center of Naoussa
  • Paros Port Police Parikia: 21240
  • Paros Ambulance: 166
  • Paros Port Police Naoussa: 51250
  • Paros Directory Enquiries: 131
  • Paros Taxis Parikia: 21500
  • Paros International Operator: 161
  • Paros Parikia Olympic Airways Office:21900
  • Paros Weather Report: 149
 

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