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May 14, 2021
Lefteris Lazarou

Fine dining in Paros by Lefteris Lazarou at Yria Boutique Hotel and Spa

 

If fine dining in Paros is what you are looking for, then the new concept of Yria Boutique Hotel’s restaurant and its menu inspired by chef Lefteris Lazarou is your place-to-be for this summer! Lefteris Lazarou, the first ever greek chef to receive a Michelin star, and the highly talented Thanasis Tantanasis in the role of chef-de-cuisine are taking care of a unique culinary experience for foodies visiting Paros this summer.

 

 

The gastronomic journey at Yria, from breakfast to fine dining

As “all happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”, the chefs have created some magic there. Ranging from local cheeses, charcuterie, pies and home-made cakes, to energy bowls, refreshing smoothies and delicious egg-creations, Yria’s breakfast is just the best way to kick off the day. As the day continues and Yria’s pool bar becomes the “hot” place of the hotel, the guests can taste some light and delicious dishes specially made for this time of the day. Superfood salads, Italian crust pizzas and pasta are only a few to mention. The epitome of dine dining in Paros though is revealed at dinner. The menu perfectly combines the best of products that the greek and the Mediterranean land and sea have to offer with international influences and aromas. It is a not to be missed experience for every foodie!

Other great reasons to visit Yria Boutique Hotel and Spa this summer apart from fine dining

Apart from offering the best version of fine dining in Paros, Yria Hotel is the place to be in Paros for many more reasons. Yria is an oasis of blooming flowers, orchards, trees and water, creating the perfect contrast with the rocky and dry Cycladic scenery of Paros island. Being in the very heart of Parasporos bay, facing the west, there is nothing between you, the endless Aegean and the stunning view of the sun setting in it. The whitewashed houses, the small chapel and the stone strolling paths full of bougainvilleas give you the feeling of a real Cycladic village, perfectly combined with the luxury facilities and the pampering services of a lifestyle 5-star hotel. In terms of accommodation it offers a variety of room and suite types: from the romantic superior roomselegant junior suites, two storey family maisonettes, luxurious executive suites, beautifully appointed suites with their own private infinity pool, to the spacious home away from home, residence suite, or the expansive, gorgeous Yria Ktima white stone, private pool Villa.

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How to plan your romantic getaway in Paros, a step-by-step guide

March 15, 2021

couple walkinhg at Parasporos beach

How to plan your romantic getaway in Paros, a step-by-step guide

 

 

 

Spring is officially here, summer 2021 is getting closer every day and we are already dreaming of summer holidays! Finally the time has come! As we cannot think of a better way to kick start summer than a romantic trip, we have prepared for you a step-by-step guide of “How to plan a Romantic Getaway for two in Paros Island”. Read carefully and start dreaming of sandy beaches, days under the Mediterranean sun and the most pampering version of luxury greek hospitality.

 

 

 

Pool Experience Suite

pool experience suite at Yria

Can you imagine of a better way to kick start your day rather than a refreshing swim in your own privet pool, or a better way to end it than a last dive for the day with your other half? Specially designed for couples that would like to relax in utmost privacy, Yria’s Pool Experience Suites is one of the top luxury romantic room types of Paros Island!

 

Privet Boat Cruise

Visit inhabited islands. Discover cecluded beaches. Dive in the most clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea with a privet island cruise. Some prefer relaxing on a luxury speed boat sipping on a glass of champagne, while others seek the experince of a greek sailing boat. In both cases, Yria’s concierge team is ready to arrange the most tailored experience for you!

 

Candle-lit dinner for two

candle lit dinner for two at Nefeli restaurant pavillion

It would not be a proper plan of a romantic getaway for two without a proper romantic dinner for two. Enjoy the ultimate gastronomic experience at Yria with a candle-lit degustation dinner at the pool side pavillion. This way you will have the chance to enjoy the Mediterran delicacies of Nefeli Restaurant at the most privet way.

 

Couples Spa Experience

Spa experience at Astir Spa

Pamper yourself and your loved one with a spa day for two at Astir Spa. Improve your wellbeing by having a rejuvenating treatment inspired by by ancient Mediterranean techniques and remedies. In addition to your treatments, take the chance to enjoy exclusively the pool, jacuzzi and steam room of the open air spa suite.

 

Sunset drinks

sunset drinks at Yria Selini Bar

After a day at the beach, relax and unwind at Selini Bar. Facing the sun setting in the Aegean Sea, Yria’s pool bar is the ideal place to spend the most romantic evenings. While our experienced staff take care of you, all you have to do is to pick your favourite cocktail!

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What we missed in 2020 and anticipate to do in 2021

January 26, 2021
sunset sea paros looking into 2021

Welcome 2021

 

3..2..1…Boom! Fireworks out of the window, champagne bottles popping and wishes for a happy new year all over the place! It was at that exact moment that it hit us; it was a new year’s eve like no other, exactly like 2020 was a year like no other before. This year’s first moments were not about the usual ambitious resolutions, but about all those things that we deadly missed in 2020 and anticipate to have back in 2021. Things that we might have taken for granted and this weird year made us appreciate, things that seemed to be small, but proved to be big, and some that we had to lose in order to realise how deeply they define our life and whole existence.

We can think of hundreds of things someone could have missed from the time before the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and anticipate to have back in 2021, but we picked our own top 3.

 

  1. Hugs

In a world that distances have shrunk, technology offers us hundreds of new ways to connect and everything is about “social”, statistics show that people are more disconnected and lonelier than ever before. Human touch and specially hugs have proved to be of great importance for people’s wellbeing; they unconsciously make us feel loved and included, they reduce stress levels and they have a significant positive impact on mood and self-esteem. In these very challenging times of isolation, we dream of the day that we will be able to tightly hug our loved ones again.

 

 

  1. Travelling

Running to catch the connecting flight, using sign language to ask for directions from a passing-by local, the “butterflies in the stomach” feeling before checking-in a new hotel room, the first walk in an unknown city, the struggle to fit everything in one suitcase, the fight for the window seat at the plane, walking around a museum, the smells and the flavours of a local cuisine, even that weird mixed emotion of disappointment and comfort when coming back home. We could write pages and pages about the travel-related excitements we have missed. For some of us travelling is about relaxing in a luxury 5 star boutique hotel in a greek island, for others hiking the Andes; no matter what, we all share the same anticipation to start packing our suitcases again.

 

 

  1. Carefreeness

In a time that grocery shopping has become a high risk activity, going out for drinks with a group of friends is like a memory from the past, throwing a party is illegal, being introduced to new people brings the awkward debate between a handshake versus an elbow bump, mask is the new fashion trend and a hand sanitizer super essential, we look forward to carefree moments that crowded places will not scare us and our smiles will not be hidden behind masks.

 

2020 was not a year to remember, but not one to forget either. A year that kept us apart from our people but brought the whole universe together and closer than ever, in ways we could not even imagine before. A year of a complete reevaluation.

 

We welcome 2021 with very mixed feelings; mindful for the people we lost, deeply grateful for all we have, and hopeful for a healing, lucky, exciting year ahead.

 

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Paros Wines: A concise guide by the Yria Paros Luxury Hotel & Spa

October 2, 2020

Image from www.asterasparoswinery.com

 

Reasons to visit Paros are countless really: Gorgeous beaches, cosmopolitan vibes, whitewashed villages, exciting water sports, important archaeological sites… Also factor in the temptations of the palate for a truly well-rounded experience. Unmistakably Paros wines and food constitute great tourist lures: Delectability element aside, they are also a fantastic way to explore Paros’ history and traditions. With September being harvest month since time immemorial and activity in Parian wineries in full bloom; this Yria Boutique Hotel & Spa blog post aims to pay homage to our island’s time-honoured legacy of viticulture. Here’s all you need to know about Paros Wines, before embarking on your journey to the Parian vineyard.

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Landmarks of Paros: Panagia Ekatontapiliani

September 1, 2020
Panagia Ekatontapiliani

Renowned for their stunning seascapes, whitewashed architecture, historical monuments and unique way of life deeply rooted in more than 7.000 years of tradition, the Cyclades are the poster child for the “endless Greek summer”. Surrounded by legends and myths, this complex of islands no wonder beckons all kinds of travellers from the four corners of the globe: Foodies and bonvivants, adventurers, sports enthusiasts, art lovers, history buffs and everything in between.

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The quaint villages of the island of Paros

July 30, 2020

Smack in the heart of the Aegean, often dubbed the pearl of the Cyclades, the island of Paros boasts not only abundant natural beauty but also an alluring diversity that beckons the explorer in you: Archetypal blue and gold beaches, cosmopolitan towns, buzzing nightlife and a thriving water sports scene on the one hand. And on the other, a host of impossibly quaint settlements where time seems to stand still and where ancient customs remain embedded in modern everyday life. On the outskirts of the main road leading east from bustling Paroikia, these medieval villages have largely escaped the tourist development that has reshaped the rest of Paros. Postcard pretty, they look (and sometimes feel!) like they did in the 15th-century. When they were originally built as castles out of the fear of the pirates at the time plaguing the Mediterranean.

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History of Paros

June 29, 2020

Nowadays Paros is a coveted destination blending paradisiacal beaches, quaint whitewashed villages and scenic fishing ports; welcoming, affable locals, amazing food and drink; a host of fascinating customs and traditions; viby beach bars, world-class water sports and a bustling nightlife scene. But then again this, the third-largest island of the Cyclades, has been an important commercial, trade and cultural centre since time immemorial. Smack in the heart of the Aegean, thanks to its strategic position on the sea routes between mainland Greece and Asia Minor, Paros has been flourishing since the earliest stages of antiquity and there is still ample, tangible evidence of this ancient acme. At the Yria Boutique Hotel & Spa, we are certainly fascinated, and that’s not to mention proud, of our island and its manifold achievements across the aeons. If you’re interested in learning more about the place you are planning to visit, let us take you on a journey through the long and turbulent, albeit enthralling, history of Paros.

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Legends and Myths of the Cyclades

June 1, 2020

A cluster of shiny little pearls scattered around the Aegean. The stomping grounds of gods and heroes; homes of mythical kings and queens; lairs of terrible monsters and beasts. Inhabited since the early bronze age, the Cycladic islands are steeped in captivating folktales and fables. Legends and myths of the Cyclades are plenteous and prolific;  attempting to account for the islands’ unique morphology and geography and their, more often than not, turbulent history and evolution. But perhaps most importantly legends and myths of the Cyclades also aim to shed light to the behaviours and traits of the islanders (and humankind overall) without filters, judgement or inhibitions.

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The delights of spring in Paros

May 6, 2020

Azure sunny skies over verdant landscapes dotted with multi-coloured wildflowers, their scents permeating the air: You probably wouldn’t expect such imagery from a typically dry and barren Cycladic island, yet this is Paros at this particular time of year. Resplendent with its cool little towns coated in white, quaint fishing harbours lined up with taverna tables, blue-domed churches, blonde-sandy beaches and vibrant bars and cafés.

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Stay safe, keep dreaming of Easter in Paros

March 30, 2020

We live in perilous times. Some would say dystopian even. But in times of crisis, the only real antidote is optimism. A happy thought, a brave smile, an impromptu peal of laughter can be just what the doctor ordered. And what can be more uplifting than thinking about your prospective holidays? Which, let’s be pragmatic, they are bound to come, sooner or later.

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