THINGS TO DO IN PAROS
Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa is the ideal base from which to explore all that Paros has to offer. Our attentive staff and hotel concierge have an expert knowledge of this exciting island and all the best things to do in Paros. They are on hand to help plan and arrange experiences and activities that will appeal to all ages and family members.
PAROS HOLIDAY EXPERIENCES & ACTIVITIES
PAROS TRADITIONAL CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Savour the delights of the plentiful natural bounty of the island and discover the rich heritage of Parian cuisine on a culinary experience odyssey. Visit traditional farms and taste locally sourced produce, and learn the secret ingredients of Greek and Parian dishes in cooking lessons hosted by local chefs.
PRIVATE BOAT CRUISES AROUND PAROS & ANTIPAROS
Discover Paros from a whole new perspective with a magical traditional boat cruise through the azure blue waters of the Aegean sea. This unforgettable experience will allow you to sample life from a bygone era where things moved at a slower pace. Private Boat cruises allow you to visit ‘hidden’ beaches and spots on the island of Paros, as well as Paros’ small sister island of Antiparos, with its spectacular cave and pretty beaches and villages.
SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELLING
It’s not just the island of Paros itself that is home to a glorious bounty of flora and fauna. A scuba diving or snorkelling trip in the crystal clear azure waters of the Aegean sea around Paros will introduce you to a rich underwater world teeming with life! Paros boasts a host of great diving sites, including reefs and shipwrecks, and there are several diving centres located on the island’s most popular beaches, including Golden Beach, Santa Maria and Pounda, that offer diving trips tailored to suit all ages and experience levels.
KITE SURFING & WINDSURFING
Adrenaline junkies and watersports enthusiasts are well catered for on Paros! Golden Beach on the south east coast of the island offers ideal conditions for Windsurfing, while Pounda beach to the west is the perfect location for Kitesurfing. Centres at both beaches offer lessons to suit all ability levels, as well as equipment for rent. Other watersports and activities on the island include waterskiing, wakeboarding, tube rides & SUP paddleboarding, to name but a few!
HIKING AND TREKKING
With such a wealth of beautiful natural scenery, Paros has lots to offer hiking and trekking enthusiasts. There are a wide range of walking and hiking routes throughout the island of varying lengths and difficulties to suit all different ages and interests, and they are a great way to uncover some of the island’s hidden gems.
Bicycle and mountain bike tours of Paros are a fantastic way to keep fit and discover more about the island. Admire the island’s beautiful natural scenery and beaches, and visit charming traditional villages as well as vineyards, wineries and museums.
Yet another exciting way to see Paros, horse riding tours offer a host of magical memories of your stay on the island. Visitors can admire Paros’ beautiful scenery and paths, and even experience the extraordinary sensation of swimming in the sea on horseback!