An interplay between cerulean and laden, grey skies. Rough wavy seas. Quaint whitewashed villages without a tourist in sight. A calm, esoteric vibe, so very different from the frenzied, sprightly summer ambiance. Though you’ve probably never associated it with Christmas, Paros’ spectacular winter scenery offers a captivating, albeit somewhat unconventional, backdrop for celebrating the sparkling season.
With plentiful, safe, clean, sporty and fun beaches, Paros is a dream summer destination. Yet this postcard-perfect, white-coated Cycladic island is actually much more than its sands and sun.
Happy, shiny people posing under brilliant cerulean skies; eating and drinking against the backdrop of quaint whitewashed villages; dancing their nights off amidst scenic fishing ports; kite surfing or just lounging on blue and gold beaches….
The roots of viniculture in Greece are lost in the depths of prehistory. Evidence suggests that ancient Greeks have been cultivating grapes as early as the second half of the fifth millennium BC. Associated with the cult of the god of harvest and fertility, the wine was deeply rooted in their culture. They believed that by drinking it they were actually feasting on the blood of Dionysus, thereafter themselves acquiring some of his enviable qualities. As a staple of the Greeks’ diet, wines were also embedded in everyday life.
At the Yria boutique hotel & Spa we aim to pamper our guests with indulgent accommodation, whether at our lavishly appointed pavilions and suites, or at our Yria Ktima luxury Villa; bespoke services, luscious surroundings and thoughtful amenities and sumptuous food and drink. But above all, our goal is to immerse our visitors into authentic, unparalleled experiences that leave them with huge smiles and a host of tales to tell. This is why we are busy amassing insiders’ tips and intel to put into our continuously updated, comprehensive and multidimensional guide to Paros Holidays.
Dapper ladies and gentlemen, sipping singapore slings on board glamorous vehicles of every kind. Once traveling was a most glamorous affair. Nowadays, even upper tier travelers have to endure exhaustive security checks, long queues and perhaps, heavy traffic.
Sea, sun, sand and fun. And that’s not to mention great food and drink. These are what to expect when you embark on a holiday to Paros.
Sea, sun, and fun. The iconic triptych has been long associated with Paros holidays, ever since the whitewashed, fertile island in the middle of the Aegean was first discovered by the bohemians of the 60’s. And though nowadays the “hippie trail” has ceased to exist, Paros beaches continue to remain perhaps the most essential lure and reason for which to embark on Paros holidays.
Often dubbed as the “new Mykonos”; it has also been termed the quintessential wind -and kite-surfers’ paradise; a romantic haven for newly weds and couples; a convenient stop for Greek island hoppers; a paradisiacal, child friendly destination for families with kids; the place to be for history aficionados and nature enthusiasts.
Granted, with its paradisiacal beaches, whitewashed villages and vibrant nightlife, Paros is archetypal of the glorious Greek summer. Yet it is equally alluring throughout the four seasons. For those who don’t like the heat, nor the crowds; autumn is in fact a fantastic time to visit. Nature with its sepia hues and blooming wild flora paints a postcard perfect picture- and one that you’ve most likely not seen nor imagined, at that! The weather is still mild, allowing for long walks, cycling and riding- even swimming for the bravehearted!- while the annual grape harvest is followed up by days of zestful local celebrations-in which you’re most cordially invited to partake.