Paros is, undeniably, one of the ultimate Greek holiday destinations as this stunning island boasts crystal-clear waters, gleaming white-sand beaches, graphic traditional settlements, and a vast array of fantastic taverns, restaurants and bars for visitors to enjoy. From its vibrant nightlife to its relaxed atmosphere, this Cycladic gem has it all. But what makes this destination stand out among most destinations is that it offers some of the most exclusive luxury villas in Greece.
The villas in Paros are some of the most beautiful and luxurious in the entire Cyclades with stunning views, lush gardens, and private pools, they provide a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or a family vacation, there is a villa in Paros to suit your needs.
Apart from the luxurious villa accommodation, Paros boasts a rich history and culture and an extensive range of activities for visitors. Here you can explore Byzantine churches, and museums showcasing the island’s traditional crafts and art while, for nature lovers, the island has several hiking trails, olive groves and vineyards to explore. Sailing, windsurfing, and hiking are just a few of the activities on offer, and the island is also famous for its beautiful traditional villages, such as Lefkes and Naousa, where visitors can immerse themselves in Greek culture. And of course, no visit to Paros is complete without indulging in the fresh seafood and local delicacies, paired with one of the many excellent wines of Greece.
In summary, Paros offers the perfect combination of luxury, relaxation, and adventure and it’s no wonder why Paros has been dubbed the “new Mykonos.”
One of the most treasured villas in Paros is Villa Shaquille; found in a secluded, quiet corner of Paros, this stunning villa offers the perfect escape from the bustle of everyday life. With breathtaking panoramic views of the sea, guests can relax and unwind in the spacious outdoor areas, complete with living areas, outdoor dining, and a bar, perfect for sipping cocktails while watching the sun set. This sublime villa in Paros also boasts a large pool surrounded by lush green gardens filled with an array of aromatic herbs. In total, it can host 12 guests, 2 of them in a separate guesthouse with a kitchenette for utter privacy and independence, while the Cycladic, minimal yet contemporary style seamlessly blends with the natural surroundings. Experience the ultimate luxury in one of our top villas in Paros by selecting villa Shaquille for your next holiday.
Let’s see what the villa owner had to say for a perfect stay on this vibrant island.
Q: So, Paros. Countless beaches but which are the definite must-visit?
A: Indeed, countless beaches but there are a few spots that you simply can’t miss. The first is Ambelas, a beautiful bay area located just a few kilometres from Naoussa. This beach is known for its crystal-clear waters and fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. Another must-visit is Kolibithres, located a few minutes west of Naoussa that boasts unique rock formations and turquoise waters, making it a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and watersports. The beach is also surrounded by several restaurants and bars, so it’s easy to spend a whole day here. Lageri is another top beach destination, located in the northern part of the island. This secluded beach is perfect for those looking for a quiet and calm spot to relax and soak up some sun while its clear waters and lush surroundings make it a paradise for nature lovers. Last but not least, Santa Maria. Located on north-eastern side of Paros it offers a long stretch of white sand and crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the stunning scenery. There are also several bars and restaurants nearby, making it easy to spend a full day here.
Q: All noted, thanks! Now, can you help us a bit with the cuisine? What and where to eat?
A: When in Paros, make sure to try these must-try dishes! First, the traditional dish with baked chickpeas in a clay pot are a local specialty and absolutely scrumptious. Next, the stewed snails may sound unconventional, but they are a quite popular dish in Paros and a definite must-try delicacy for adventurous foodies. Finally, the black-eyed beans with celery are a healthy and flavourful option for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Don’t leave Paros without experiencing these delicious dishes!
Now, where…if you’re looking for a seaside dining experience, Siparos is definitely worth a visit. With its stunning views of the Aegean Sea, fresh seafood dishes Traditional yet contemporary cuisine, it’s a popular spot among locals and tourists alike and perfect for those on sailing boats as it features a jetty right in front of it. For a more casual setting, try Christiana, a cozy restaurant in Ampelas that serves up classic Greek dishes with fresh fish and seafood right on the beach. Finally, Yemeni Wine Restaurant offers a unique dining experience of rustic Greek cuisine. Don’t miss out on their delicious lamb and seafood dishes!
Q: What about festivities one should definitely attend?
A: Paros Island is famous for its vibrant cultural events that showcase its rich heritage. Two must-attend events are Festival of Fish and Wine in the small, graphic harbour of Mandraki in Naoussa in July and the Celebration of “Trata” in Parikia in September. The former sees locals and tourists indulging in delicious seafood and wine, while the latter, also offering the same delicacies, honours Asia Minor with traditional music and dances. And of course, the popular Paros Festival is a 3-day event that takes place in mid-July in Parikia and brings together art, music, and other street performances in a carnival atmosphere. It is organize by a group of volunteers on the island and includes music, dances, literature, crafts, exhibitions, performances and countless other arts’ festivities!
Q: and what would be the best thing to do when vacationing on Paros? And what is the best season to visit?
A: Make sure to explore the gorgeous underwater world with a snorkelling session and set sail to discover the hidden coves and stunning beaches aboard a sailing trip. For those who love wine, a wine-tasting tour at one of the island’s vineyards is a must-do while, for the foodies out there, a cooking class where you can learn to prepare traditional Greek dishes using locally-sourced ingredients is not to be missed!
As a summer destination mostly, you should go for any time during June or September to avoid crowds in beaches, villages, restaurants & bars, stroll around Naoussa or Parikia with calmness and comfort, and enjoy the local hospitality at its most!
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