Where To Stay on Paros, Greece - The Ultimate Guide

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My last visit to Paros island, Greece is already a few years ago. However I am still dreaming of its pristine beaches and all its watersport options. Indeed Paros island offers something for every taste: white mountain villages, sandy beaches, watersports and party towns like Naoussa.

 

With so many options it might not be easy to choose where to stay during your holidays in Paros.

 

However with a bit of preliminary information, I can assure you to find your perfect location to stay in Paros, be it close to the beach, in a hip party town or quaint mountain villages. After spending a bit more than a week on Paros, Greece, I want to show you my favorite places to stay on the island.

After being off-radar for many years, the Cycladic island of Paros is nowadays a great alternative to other very coveted Greek islands such as Mykonos, Santorini or Naxos. We decided to spend our holidays on Paros for the following reasons: 

  1. Easy to reach by ferry from Athens and other islands
  2. Affordable prices in comparison to Santorini or Mykonos
  3. A lot of variety from lazy beach days, to watersports and hiking in the mountains
  4. Large cultural and historical options with the marble quarry and several archaeological findings

Even if Paros is not as touristy as its neighboring Cycladic islands, it as all you might expect from your perfect Greek holiday: white villages, mountains, spectacular views on the Mediterranean, Greek hospitality, little bays, a natural park and amazingly fresh food.

 

Read more here about the things to do in Paros, Greece.

 

As the Cycladic island of Paros has many different landscapes on a very concentrated surface, it is crucial to know what you expect from your holidays in Paros in order to choose the best place to stay on the island. In order to get around in Paros, I recommend to rent a car as public transport is limited. 

 

Check here the cheapest rates for car rentals in Paros

 

So before you choose an hotel in Paros, Greece, first decide if you want party holidays, quieter locations, amazing hiking trails, nature or remote beaches.

 

The opinions expressed in this post are based upon my stay in Paros, Greece during which I explored the island from North to South, East to West during a bit more than a week. 

 

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Ferries to/from Paros

 

Athens- Paros (One way or Round Trip)

Mykonos - Paros (One way or Round Trip)

Santorini- Paros (One way or Round Trip)

Naxos - Paros (One way or Round Trip)


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Lunch with a view

The best time to visit Paros is, simply put, all year round. 

 

If you’re looking for beach holidays and parties at night, I recommend to visit during the summer months from May-September. Be aware that this is high-season on Paros, hotel prices are a bit higher and beaches a bit more crowded as on other periods of the year.

 

Did you know that Paros is a gorgeous hiking destination? The best months to enjoy long hikes and fall in love with the endemic flora are during autumn and spring when flowers are blooming in many colors. Temperatures are more favorable for long hikes as well.

 

The best way to explore Paros is by renting a car or a scooter. We also used the public transport quite a few times, however renting a car increases your flexibility and allows you to explore the hidden gems of the Cycladic island.

 

Check here the cheapest rates for car rentals in Paros

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What To Do in Paros

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Secret Beaches near Santa Maria

The best thing of Paros is that it holds something for the taste of every traveler. Whether you’re up to chill on the beach, party in a hip, scenic Greek setting, improve your watersport skills, hiking or visiting archaeological sites.

 

The clear advantage of Paros to other Cycladic islands like Santorini, Naxos or Mykonos, is that prices are competitive and that many visitors come from the Greek mainland. Thus Paros preserved its authentic charm.

 

My favorite things to do in Paros, Greece included a daytrip to Antiparos, a natural reserve, StandUp Paddling, discovering hidden, pristine beaches in the bay of Santa Maria and Naoussa.

 

Paros is also the perfect base to go on a boat trip to Mykonos or Santorini.

 

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Where to stay on Paros if you are a Party Animal

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Naoussa

If you love celebrating and don’t want to miss a good party, then Naoussa is your place to stay in Paros. The village does not only lure you with its very scenic setting in a bay, but it’s also the most international and coveted beach resort on Paros island.

 

Many travelers visit Naoussa at least once during their stay on Paros for (artisan) shopping or to have a romantic dinner for two in one of the countless taverns in the harbour. During the summer, many festivities are celebrated and sometime you might be invited to join the celebrations.

 

From all the villages on Paros island, Naoussa has one of the best preserved and scenic historic town centers. White houses framed with pink bougainvilleas, narrow cobbled streets, you’ll find it all in Naoussa, Paros. Naoussa is also home to several quaint boutique hotels.

 

Best beaches near Naoussa are Kolymbithres, Monastery and Agioi Anargyroi.

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Sunset in Naoussa

Best Places To Stay in Naoussa, Paros

 

Budget

Hotel Galini

 

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Hotel Senia

Irini Rooms

Madaky Hotel 

Costa Adeje

Where to stay on Paros for Hiking Holidays

Lefkes

The best place to stay in Paros for hiking holidays is definitely Lefkes. Not only is it one of the prettiest villages on the island, but due to its location in the center of the island, Lefkes is the ideal departure point for many hikes.

 

Lefkes, the first capital of Paros, is surrounded by mountains and offers a breathtaking view to Naxos island. The city center is one of the quaintest that you can find on Paros: narrow cobbled streets, traditional whitewashed houses, Venetian architecture, bougainvilleas growing all over the roofs.

 

Did you know that Paros has more than 35 km of hiking trails? There are a large number of trails to choose and Lefkes is the departure point for the oldest trail on the island: the Byzantine Route.

 

One of my favorite places to hike in Paros was the peninsula near Monastiri Beach: the Environmental & Cultural Paros Park Ai Yiannis Detis. There are several trails, including one to the lighthouse and Monastiri beach is a well-kept secret among locals.

 

There are trails for every taste and difficulty level: you’ll explore traditional villages, old windmills, untouched countrysides and hike along beaches. The choice is yours.

 

Find more hikes on Paros here: paroshikes.com

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Town Center of Lefkes

Best Places To Stay in Lefkes, Paros

 

Budget

Lefkes Vacation Home

The Village House

 

Mid Range 

Studio Calypso

Villa Byzantino

 

Luxury

Lefkes Village

Stay in a Traditional Windmill

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Where to stay on Paros for Beach Holidays

Most visitors that travel to Paros come to the Cycladic islands to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday. Even when it comes to beaches, Paros island has something to offer for every taste.

 

There are the party beaches like Punda Beach but you can also find a lot hidden bays and pristine, secluded beaches like in Santa Maria.

Alcalá

1. Golden Beach

Golden Beach is one of the most famous beaches on Paros island. With its 700m of golden sand it’s popular among windsurfers and swimmers alike.

 

The beach is well connected to the public transport and has all commodities like hotels, apartments and restaurants closeby.

 

Best Places To Stay in Golden Beach, Paros

 

Budget

Hotel Ivi

Rafeleti Rooms

 

Mid Range 

Amaryllis Beach Hotel

Golden Sand Paros

 

 

Luxury

Iberostar Gran Hotel El Mirador - Adults Only

Poseidon of Paros

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Crystal Clear Water in Paros

Abama Beach

2. Aliki

Aliki town has 3 beaches and has it all to spend your dream beach holidays. The first beach is located in the city center with soft golden sand, shallow sea and is equipped with all facilities. 

 

Towards the end of the resort, the beaches of Piso Aliki and Agios Nikolaos are a great place to stay in Paros if you’re looking for more remote, laid-back beach options. Located at the west end and on a strip of coarse sand and pebbles, these beaches are never too crowded. Pine trees are providing shade. 

 

When staying in Aliki, you should definitely taste the sun dried octopus in one of the countless taverns. Some of them put their tables straight on the shore so that you’ll have lunch with your feet in the water.

 

Best Places To Stay in Aliki, Paros

 

Budget

Evi Rooms

Angeliki Hotel

 

Mid Range 

Aphrodite Boutique Hotel

Galatis Hotel

 

Luxury

Parosland Hotel

Narges

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Where to Stay for Quiet Beach Holidays

3. Santa Maria

If you are looking for off-the beaten track and remote beaches, I recommend to stay in Santa Maria, in the northern part of the island.

 

The coastline is divided into two golden sandy beaches, both with gorgeous views on neighbor island Naxos. Water is particularly clear and thus perfect for snorkeling.

 

However you should know that there’s a campsite located behind the beaches, which makes it a bit crowded in the summer months. 

 

Best Places To Stay in Santa Maria, Paros

 

Mid Range 

Seven Santa Maria

Surfing Beach Village

 

Luxury

White Dunes Luxury Suites

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Puerto Santiago

4. Naoussa

The scenic town of Naoussa is the perfect base to explore less crowded beaches like Kolymbithres, Agios Ioannis, Agioi Anargyroi, Piperi or Monastiri beach.

 

You can perfectly stay for a week in Naoussa and explore a new beach everyday. Naoussa is also the perfect base to explore the natural park of Ai Yiannis Detis packed with hiking trails and hidden bays.

 

In case you travel between June and September you should attend the park’s annual festival including outdoor cinema films, events and moonlight concerts… at only a few meters from the beach.

 

Best Places To Stay in Naoussa, Paros

 

Budget

Hotel Galini

 

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Hotel Senia

Irini Rooms

Madaky Hotel 

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Naoussa Sunset

Los Gigantes

Where to stay on Paros for Watersports

Naoussa

Naoussa is again a great place to stay in Paros if you’re planning a more active holiday. Indeed the town has a sailing club which offers lessons for adults and kids in Laser, Skiff boats and much more. Get more info on sailing in Paros here.

 

Naoussa is located close to the Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros Ai Yiannis Detis hosting a water ski school and SUP rental facilities guaranteeing loads of action and fun during your holidays in Paros. 

 

Best Places To Stay in Naoussa, Paros

 

Budget

Hotel Galini

 

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Hotel Senia

Irini Rooms

Madaky Hotel 

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Golden Beach

The Golden Beach is the hotspot for windsurfers. Several clubs are offering equipment rental and lessons. It’s one of Paros’ longest beaches and is famous for its windy conditions. 

 

However you’re not limited to take only windsurf lessons. Most clubs also rent SUP boards, Tubes, Kayak, kitesurf and much more. 

 

Best Places To Stay in Golden Beach, Paros

 

Budget

Hotel Ivi

Rafeleti Rooms

 

Mid Range 

Amaryllis Beach Hotel

Golden Sand Paros

 

Luxury

Iberostar Gran Hotel El Mirador - Adults Only

Poseidon of Paros

La Laguna

Where to stay on Paros for the Undecided

Parikia

For those that want it all and want the perfect mix between hiking, beach holidays and lively evenings out, I recommend to stay in Parikia, the capital of Paros island.

 

As many travellers just see the town as arrival or departure harbor for ferries, Parikia preserved a certain authentic character and lures with white washed houses and churches. Many hotels in Parikia are still family-owned.

 

Livadia, the main beach of the capital, is only a 5 minutes walk away from the city center. Our favorite restaurant Koralli, served the best seafood and Greek specialities at very affordable prices and great service. The terrace is located just next to Livadia beach.

 

Parikia was our base during our holidays in Paros and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. Scooter and car rental facilities were all in walking distance, public transport would bring us to almost any beach on the island and we finished all our days with long walks in the beautiful ancient town center.

 

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Parikia Town Center

Best Places To Stay in Parikia, Paros

 

Budget

Margarita Studios

Kounados Apartments 

 

Mid Range 

Hotel Oasis

Captain Manolis

 

Luxury

Apollon Boutique Hotel

Hotel Kontes

La Orotava

Naoussa

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated, but touristy place to stay in Paros, which is still close to most attractions, Naoussa is the best option. It comes with a more “elegant”, but more crowded touch than Parikia and has by far more dining and leisure options.

 

Naoussa town center is packed with art galleries and artisan jewelry shops. Most discos and clubs on Paros are located in Naoussa, thus it’s perfect if you want to enjoy a long night out. To sum up, the atmosphere in Naoussa can be easily compared to Mykonos.

 

Best Places To Stay in Naoussa, Paros

 

Budget

Hotel Galini

 

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Hotel Senia

Irini Rooms

Madaky Hotel 

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I hope this article helps to find your place to stay on Paros.

 

You still have doubts? Please do not hesitate to contact me, I am sure there will be a place on Paros that perfectly meets your needs. 

 

Have you already been on Paros? I would love to hear about your favorite places to stay.

 

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In order to get more information on tourism in Paros, Greece, I recommend the site of Visit Greece -Paros 


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Where to Stay on Paros, Greece for your holidays? A selection of luxury resorts, boutique hotels, apartments, villas and cheap hotels. Find the best place to stay according to your needs and expectations like hiking, beaches or honeymoon in Naoussa or Par
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Where to Stay on Paros, Greece for your holidays? A selection of luxury resorts, boutique hotels, apartments, villas and cheap hotels. Find the best place to stay according to your needs and expectations like hiking, beaches or honeymoon in Naoussa or Par
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