Are you ready to delve into the special offerings of those two islands for 2022? Sit tight and scroll down as we gathered here the top experiences for your holiday!
Starting with Paros, below you will find the most delectable restaurants and bars, thrilling events and activities as well as the top 5 of the island’s beaches!
Greek cuisine is accented with international ingredients and modern techniques that create mouth-watering dishes enjoyed right by the sea at Xifara, Naoussa. You can also come by boat and dock at the restaurant’s jetty.
25 years in business, Mouragio is the child of a fisherman that serves fresh fish and seafood cooked with love and passion for traditional Greek cuisine. Indulge in the delectable ingredients transforming into a culinary journey right by the sea at Parikia.
Located on the seafront of Ambelas, Thalami is a typical Greek ouzeri-tavern with fish and seafood meze made with handpicked local products and fresh ingredients.
Introductions are redundant for Barbarossa; one of the island’s most iconic restaurants and a favourite among the jet setters that visit the island. A creative twist to Greek cuisine, love for the Aegean food and you have Paros on your plate.
Nestled within the graphic harbour of Naoussa, Agosta is a landmark bar on Paros with uninterrupted sea views and tables laid on the paved dock. During summer the place is flooded with people of all ages, music is playing loud and the spirits’ menu covers all tastes.
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Cycladic architecture is dotted with natural materials and plants, jazz music and amazing cocktails that can be accompanied by Peruvian dishes and tapas. The bar is right by the sea at Parikia and a must-visit for a laid-back drink within its mesmerizing atmosphere.
The iconic pink club right by the sea at Naoussa will rock you until the early morning hours. Dozens of DJs have passed through its doors gifting guests with groove and rhythm throughout the last decades.
Ideal for both party lovers and those who prefer lounging with a drink as it features an interior space where you can exhaust yourself dancing and an exterior one with comfy couches right by the sea, at Naoussa’s bar district.
Sativa Music Bar
An all-day bar serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, and as night falls Sativa is transformed into a nightlife mecca with a vast menu of drinks and cocktails and music sounds that cover lounge, rock, house, funk, techno, dub, reggae and much more.
2022 SPECIAL EVENTS
Starting with the famous Kleidonas festival on the 23rd of June, Parians gather around a bonfire where the young ones jump above the fire in a symbolic move to send away evil spirits. The festival includes traditional Greek music, lots of wine and food and, of course, dancing.
Culture lovers will love the 3-day “Gazing at the landscape” festival commencing on July 8th illustrating how life on Paros has evolved through its landscape and relevant art exhibitions from all disciplines: visual arts, experiential workshops, tours, and educational programmes and visits to landmark buildings.
A tribute to the folklore music traditions is the Revival of Bagpipes (tsampounes) that takes place in Naoussa on the 17th of July while the Karavolas Festival at Lefkes (karavolas is a snail), one of the most picturesque mountainous villages on the island, will delve you in traditional music and dancing and homemade dishes with snails. The Karavolas Festival takes place for the past 25 years on the first Saturday after August 15th.
Finally, you should visit the Festival of the Pirates on August 23rd at Naoussa commemorating the raid of the pirates led by Barbarossa in 1537, kidnapping the women of the island, and the fight of the locals to take their women back.
Kolimbithres: one of the most popular beaches on Paros with fine sand and warm, shallow waters making it ideal for young children too
Santa Maria: another sandy coast, long and wide, with emerald shallow waters and a beach bar that serves amazing cocktails
Chrissi Akti: a vast coast covered with fine golden sand and strong winds, thus ideal for windsurfing lovers
Pounta: a picturesque bay with thin light sand, organized with sunbeds and umbrellas and tamarisk trees for natural shade
Piso Livadi: a picturesque fishing village that has turned into a cosmopolitan resort with its small harbour and sandy coast lined with tamarisk trees
If you long for the most authentic yet contemporary taste of the Cycladic cuisine, Anargyros is the place to be within the Chora of Antiparos
Italian food lovers united by heading to Lollo’s and tasting some exquisite pizzas, mouthwatering pasta dishes and antipasti made with pure materials.
Creative Greek cuisine with an international flair that honours seasonality to offer the most delectable and fresh dishes at the port of Antiparos.
Refined Aegean cuisine at its finest in a charming environment, all made with love and the local produce.
Enjoy fresh fish and seafood – the catch of the day – right on the seafront at affordable prices where everything is being prepared the moment you order it.
Right on the square of Antiparos Boogaloo offers innovative cocktails that you will enjoy in a soothing environment and the rhythms of various music genres.
A cosy cocktail bar with a distinctive atmosphere and several DJ sets during the summer in the heart of Antiparos town.
An iconic venue of Antiparos, perhaps sharing the fame of the island itself, La Luna is a legendary discotheque where you will completely lose track of time.
The Smile Company
Another famous cocktail bar in the town of Antiparos with several DJ sets, parties and live concerts throughout the summer season.
A must-visit restaurant bar right on the seafront at the Sifneikos Gialos area, dotted with palm trees and drenched with sweeping sea views.
2022 SPECIAL EVENTS
Find below a list of some of the most exciting events that take place on Antiparos this year:
• The Festival of Agios Ioannis Spiliotis on May 7, one of the most popular festivals on the island, with local dishes and wine
• The Bonfire Night on 23rd June when the garlands hung on the front doors of the island are set on fire on the beach and children jump above them to cast away evil spirits
• The St. Marina Festival 15-17th July is celebrated at the port with several sea-related activities like triathlon swimming and yacht racing as well as racing through the town streets
• Landikhan set at Scorpios Beach Club, Mykonos on the 11th of July, if you feel like taking a trip to nearby Mykonos and dance till the early hours
• The festival of Panagia Faneromeni on September 7 involves traditional music, food and wine
Psaraliki: two beaches in one with sand, natural shade and shallow waters where waves rarely form due to its proximity to Paros
Vathis Volos: a popular resort with sand and some pebbles, clean waters and pristine natural beauty
Agios Spyridonas: very close to Antiparos Chora, this is a calm, windless coast with shallow waters, natural shade and many restaurants and cafes
Sifneiko (or Sunset): the place to be for awe-inspiring sunsets with crystal-clear waters, sandy coast and utter tranquillity near Antiparos Chora
Glyfa: two beaches in one, both unorganized with natural shade, sandy coast and clean waters, ideal for families with young children
TOP THINGS TO DO – PAROS & ANTIPAROS
Paros has a longstanding tradition in winemaking and, as such, there are wineries open for a visit on the island. One of the must things to do when visiting Paros or even Antiparos (pretty close to Paros), is a tour and wine tasting in a local winery.
Both islands are a watersports paradise with their windy coasts being ideal for windsurfing while there are also countless facilities and schools for adrenaline enthusiasts. Head for kitesurfing, scuba diving and many more on the most renowned beaches of Golden Beach and Punta!
Nature lovers will also have their best time here! Hiking guided tours through Paros’ trails leading to the most graphic village of the island, Lefkes, or even the environmental Park of Paros where visitors will have the chance to get to know the flora of the area, perform planting, exercise, visit the cultural and historical museum or just stroll around this brilliant 800-acre peninsula of great environmental importance.
As all Greek islands, Paros and Antiparos are best explored by boat, so a sailing tour around their coastline is a must to discover their hidden treasures, secluded coves and settings of untouched beauty.
Finally, rejuvenation is a must during your holidays and here you will have plenty of options for yoga sessions, massage and spa treatments to lift your spirit and soothe your soul!
Just say the word and our team can arrange for you any of those activities in utter comfort and privacy or let us know of anything else you may want to experience during your holiday, and it will come true in a blink of an eye!
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