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.
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.