meet Paros Island
- The picturesque island of Paros is considered to be one of Greece's most beautiful island treasures,Paros is the ferry hub of the eastern Cyclades. White marble made Paros prosperous from the Early Cycladic period onwards – most famously, the Venus de Milo, was carved from Parian marble, as was Napoleon’s tomb. Busy Parikia is the island’s main town and port. The other major settlement, Naousa, on the north coast, is a developing resort that has acquired a stylish, almost ambience around its still active fishing harbour. On the east coast is the delightful little port and low-key resort of Piso Livadi, while deep at the heart of Paros is the mountain village of Lefkes, a serene haven of Cycladean tradition villages of white-washed houses, narrow streets, flowered balconies, beautiful churches and hilly, vineyard-covered countrysides create the perfect backdrop for a study abroad experience of historic proportions.
According to Greek statistics, archaeologists are of the opinion that as much as 75% of all the sculptures created in the Aegean islands were made out of the marble from Paros. A staggering amount indeed. Vintage masterpieces of past years like the treasury of the temple of Athena at Delphi as well as the temple of Apollo, and the magnificent temple of Solomon was carved out of Parian marble.
Paros windsurfing and kitesurfing
The island of Paros is world known for windsurfing and kitesurfing and is considered by many as one of the best spots in the Greek islands. Paros island, as most of the islands in the Cyclades, offers ideal weather conditions with the blessing of the Meltemi in the summer months (the local Cycladic wind). For that reasons, Paros was chosen by the PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) and each year, since 1993, the beach of New Golden Beach welcomes the World Cup.
STUNNING SUNSETS OVER THE AGEAN SEA
PAROS ISLAND AERIAL VIEW