Destination guide

Picture-perfect Paros

In Parikia, the capital of Paros, the streets tangle around whitewashed Greek cottages while a castle looms on the hillsides above, looking down over docks where yacht sails billow and fishing skiffs bob. The coast is a treasure trove, keeping secrets like the boulder-speckled lagoons of Kolymbithres and the glowing yellow-sand strip of Chrissi Akti _ nothing short of a windsurfing mecca. The promenades of historic Naousa village throb with life, too, where bar streets stippled with tavernas thrum into the warm Greek nights. Paros vacation rentals are your ticket to this all-rounder isle in the heart of the Cyclades.

Things to do

Churches and ancient treasures in Paros

Book Paros vacation rentals in the island capital of Parikia to wake up with streams of ancient history and immersive Greek heritage right on the doorstep. The Byzantine Panagia Ekatontapiliani is a must _ it's said to have been founded by Saint Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great. A few steps around the winding alleys is the Paros Archaeological Museum, which comes replete with carved stele and statues, bursting with Mycenaean relics and Hellenistic treasures, and awash with enthralling stories about the history of Paros Island itself.

Activities

Aegean adventures in Paros

Paros is a place to get out on the water. Surrounded by the aquamarine Aegean Sea, it's primed for those who like to explore coves and creeks and hidden beaches by kayak or canoe. Yacht charters are another way to hit the waves and go around the cliffs _ they can easily be organized from the port-side outfitters in Parikia. Regular windsurfing competitions can be watched unfolding on the whitecaps of Chrissi Akti bay, too, while yoga and Zen meditation retreats up in the hills offer something to balance out all the marine adventure.

Weather

Plenty of sun in Paros

From May to October, Paros vacation rentals can offer that all-round bout of Cycladic sun, sand, and sea. That's because the weather this far south in Europe tends to warm up in the spring, and mercury doesn't really drop below the 70s until the late fall. Most visitors will come in the months of June, July, and August, though. The days are hot and sultry then and all the top tavernas and bars will be throbbing with life, from Parikia town to Naousa village.

Natural features

Paros is a jewel of the Cyclades

Paros is actually just one mountain, rising straight out of the sky-blue waters of the Aegean Sea in the heart of the Cycladic chain. It hits its peak at 724 meters above sea level, before rolling down in ridges of schist rock and marble _ the brilliant-white Parian marble is some of the most famous in the world _ to a low plain of undulating hills and beaches. Talking of beaches, Chrissi Akti is the most photographed and has wind swells that make it a global surfing hotspot. Kolymbithres is also worth a visit for its natural lagoons and shallow splash pools.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Paros

Fly into Parikia (PAS-Paros National), the closest airport, located 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Naxos (JNX-Naxos Island National), which is 12.1 mi (19.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Paros?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,263 vacation rentals near Paros. From 322 Houses to 574 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Paros for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Paros?

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

  • Naxos: 1,039 vacation rentals
  • Greek Islands: 15,267 vacation rentals
  • Mykonos: 1,184 vacation rentals
  • Ios: 64 vacation rentals
  • Antiparos: 742 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Paros! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Paros?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Paros:

  • Naxos: 1,039 rentals
  • Mykonos: 1,184 rentals
  • Antiparos: 742 rentals
  • Naousa: 986 rentals
  • Ornos: 1,228 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Paros?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Paros are:

  • Paros Airport (PAS): 1,383 vacation rentals
  • Syros Airport (JSY): 418 vacation rentals
  • Naxos Airport (JNX): 1,392 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Paros?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Paros. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mykonos Town Hall: 1,406 rentals
  • Naousa Harbour: 1,398 rentals
  • Ornos Beach: 1,407 rentals
  • Paradise Beach: 1,422 rentals
  • Island of Delos: 1,593 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.