In the heart of the Aegean Archipelago a cluster of islands of unique beauty, where are given their name after the circle they shape around the holy island of Greek antiquity Delos. Cyclades consists the cradle of greek culture that developed in the area 5.000 years ago.
The beautiful island of Paros is located in the center of Cyclades at a distance of 92 miles to the east from Athens ( 20 minutes flight or 3 hours boat trip ) .
The Parian landscape is fascinating with undulating hills spotted here and there by private chapels, fertile valleys, golden coasts and picturesque white washed villages spread all around the island. The harbour and capital of the island Paroikia offers religious, archaeological and cultural monuments while the cobbled streets in the old part of the town reveal cultural treasures and a very attractive shopping area. A visit to the byzantine church of Virgin Mary, Ekatontapyliani constructed by Constantin the Great in the 4th century AC is a not to be missed experience. In the northern coast of the island, the picturesque fisher’s port and second town of the island Naoussa with an intense traditional colour and vibrant night life , the gulf of Kolympithres with the uniquely formed rocks, the ancient quarries of the snow white Parian marble from which art works as the Venus of Milos, the Hermes of Praxitelis and the Pediments of the Parthenon are created, are only few of the numerous must to visit highlights.
But Paros is more than all above. It has become world famous travelling destination, where visitors enjoy the intact nature , the fascinating sea in sculpted beaches and desert islets, traditional colour, rich local mediterranean cuisine, countless local feasts and religious events, while it is the paradise for wind surfing, sailing, walking and island hopping ; boat trip to other islands of the group takes about one hour. The hospitable Parian people love to welcome guests , teach them how to dance the ‘ballo’ , share their cultural wealth and offer a unique holiday experience.
Yria lies hidden in the heart of the bay of Parasporos to the west of Paros island. The spot is easily accessible, approximately 3 kms from Paroikia town and 4 kms from the airport while ten minutes drive connect it to the small harbour in the south joining Paros to her small sister Antiparos . The territory is a valley with vineyards, olive trees , fig and other fruit trees, while the country road by the side of Yria, in winter time turns into a stream running from the mountain in the east to the beach in the west. Natural flora in the area is a combination of thyme, oregano, lavender, the tasty Parian caper, fragrant herbs with pharmaceutical attributes and many endemic species.
‘Yria’ in the ‘Small luxury hotels of the world’ family, is nestled in the magnificent bay of Parasporos and is modelled on a 22.000 sq. metres village of dazzling cycladic houses. Constructed with local materials by experienced craftsmen of the area, it welcomes discerned guests with a symphony of colours and melodies flooding the Aegean sky and inviting to a lifestyle experience.‘Yria’ derives its name from the antiquity, when it has been the name of Paros island. The resort that once upon a time was a fruitful vineyard by the river side is now a private lush haven with more than 200 species of plants and birds .
Smiling young people who enjoy their work are always ready to offer discreet pampering in this environment friendly holiday home of ageless charm.
‘Yria’ promises efficient personal service.
Accommodations at Yria are designed to reflect the cycladic architecture of older times, with local materials and artifacts meticulously chosen to stylish effect . Nestled in a serene oasis of local as well as exotic vegetation, they are connected to the pool club and main building by stone walkways draped with bougainvillea and climbing vines and offer all modern comforts and dignified ambience while being faithful to environment protection.
Superior rooms: Spacious double rooms located amongst splendid landscaped gardens . Measure at 28-32m2. Handsomely furnished they feature king size or twin beds, reading chair , writing desk and veranda giving to fragrant flower beds . Sleeps 2 persons
Junior suites : Equally distributed all over the property, located either in flourished courtyards or in our two storey structures. They measure at 34-38m2 and have combined sleeping and living area, featuring king size bed or twins, reading chair and writing desk, while some dispose sofa convertible into additional bed – on request. Spacious verandas bring the odours of jasmine and the crimson shock of the bougainvillea into the room. Sleeps 2-3 persons.
Maisonette : Two storey structures, they offer the ideal choice for families with young children and measure at 58-62m2. Marble stairs interconnect at the interior two bedrooms, and the second on first floor, while independent exterior entrance door offers independency. Each bedroom has its own bathroom facilities, balcony and veranda giving to lush gardens. They feature one king size bed and twins, reading chair and writing desk. Sleeps 4 persons .
Executive suites : Located amongst the hotel’s luscious gardens, with each suite featuring its own unique interior design, the Yria island Hotel Executive Suites are perfect for style conscious couples. The bedroom of the Executive Suite includes King Size bed, while the spacious ensuite living area is the perfect place to unwind, with comfortable luxury furnishings including a day bed, armchair, coffee table and writing desk. The suites also features one bath with a shower and two beautifully shaded verandas from which to enjoy the pretty garden or impressive sea views. Executive Suites have Wi-Fi internet and are stocked with Apivita natural toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, DVDs, CDs and books. Sleeps 2 persons, possibility for additional bed on request.
Pool Experience Suites : The beautifully appointed Pool Experience Suites are located in the hotel’s beautiful gardens, with each suite decorated in its own unique style. Each suite boasts its own private infinity pool as well as twin shaded verandas, ideal for couples who want to relax in utmost privacy. Pool Experience Suite bedrooms include a King size bed, and all suites feature one bathroom, as well as an ensuite living area with day bed, armchair, coffee table and writing desk. Wi-Fi internet access is provided in all Pool Experience Suites, as are Apivita natural toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, DVDs, CDs and books.
The Residence : A spacious home away from home at Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa, the Residence Suite is ideal for two couples or a family, and features twin bedrooms, one with a King size bed and the other twin beds. The airy living room and ensuite dining area is the perfect place to socialise and share happy moments, and includes comfortable leather sofas, armchairs, desk, library and coffee table and a spectacular Byzantine design marble floor. The 100m2 terrace with outdoor seating that surrounds the Residence Suite offers spectacular views of the sea, mountains, surrounding farmlands and beautiful hotel gardens from the Suites’ lofty perch in the upper levels of the hotel’s main building. The Residence Suite has its own private access, as well as Wi-Fi internet, Apivita natural toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, DVDs, CDs and books.
All accommodations offer the natural amenities of Apivita, bathrobes & slippers as well selection of books and music cds.
SERVICES AND OUTLETS
Library lounge The library lounge is ideal for quiet relaxing moments. It houses books from novels to retrospectives of Greek history and culture as well as magazines and selection of CDs and DVDs.
Nefeli restaurant Casual all day dining at the terrace adjacent to the swimming pool. Nefeli restaurant is open for dinner and serves mediterranean cuisine accompanied by selected wine. Private candle lit dinner can be arranged in the romantic ambience of the pavilion while room service is available in the privacy of guest rooms.
Selini bar Fresh juices, snacks as well as selection of coffee and tea is enjoyed until sunset at the indoor and outdoor lounge setting. The evening light dancing off the sea is celebrated at the Selini cocktail bar with selected melodies and drinks. Music is performed occasionally.
Spa The open air Spa suite nestled amid fruit and olive trees combines: the fresh water plunge pool with the jacuzzi finished in midnight blue tiles. Spacious wooden deck all around connects it to the steam room, the rainfall shower room and the treatment rooms. An Asian style open pavilion offers the relaxation area for enjoyment of health drinks. All products used are made of the purest ingredients derived from the Mediterranean nature and the flora of the island.
Gym A small selection of fitness equipment and free weights housed in a quiet and cool setting.
Gallery It offers a selection of gifts, souvenirs, exclusive jewellery, accessories, toiletries and general sundries.