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.
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.
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.
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.
Tranquil or cosmopolitan beaches in technicolor blue and gold; whitewashed picturesque villages; romantic sunsets; glamorous lounge bars and vibrant clubs; traditional tavernas and elegant contemporary restaurants; ancient monuments, monasteries and churches; age old legends, culture and mystique; luxury resorts and suites in Paros; designer shops filled with all kinds of treasures. Our island indeed has it all.