Parikia is the capital of Paros and has been built on the same place like the ancient city and capital used to be. The main port of Paros is located in Parikia and it connects the island with Athens and the other cycladic islands. At the entrance of the port there is a white windmill that has become the trademark of Paros. The town is built amphitheatrically around the port and in the middle of the center on the highest point of the town you find ruins from the old castle. The architecture in general has the classic cycladic style with white flat roofed houses with colored wooden doors, windows and balconies. Explore the narrow streets full of houses, churches and beautiful flowers. Plenty of shops, restaurants, cafees, bars and nightclubs are located on the coast road, which is closed for cars during evenings.
Naoussa is a beautiful, picturesque fishing village located in a huge bay in the northern part of the island. It is the second largest village on Paros with many hotels but even though many tourists stay here, the center has kept an authentic atmosphere and traditional character. The flowered, white houses and small churches are hidden around the corners of the narrow streets. This lovely village is built amphitheatrically around the tiny port with small, colorful fishingboats. Remains of a Venetian castle can still be seen here in the area as well. Small, traditional tavernas and ouzeries are also covering a bigger part of the port area. Naoussa offers plenty of shops, restaurants and cafees and has several bars and nightclubs. Since Naoussa is located in a bay the area offers several golden beaches, such as Kolymbithres Beach and Monastiri and many more. There are beaches ideal for everyone, covering all tastes and needs. From the fully organized beaches to the pure natural once.
Lefkes village is built at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level and is situated in the central part of Paros. From the green hill covered with olive trees and pine trees the village offers a breathtaking view of the neighbour island Naxos. The village used to be the capital of Paros during the Middle Ages and the streets are full of small, traditional houses mixed with Venetian architecture, beautiful churches dating from the 15th century and beautiful galleries. The charm and beauty of the village are still untouched by tourism on the island. The main church of Lefkes is Agia Triada church which is a beautiful Byzantine church made of fine, white marble.
Marpissa is built on the hill of Kefalos, just above the fishing village, Piso Livadi. The picturesque village is built around the hill and is a traditional Cycladic village with narrow streets, white houses, churches and windmills. Ruins of an old castle built in 1500 and of the Monastery of Agios Antonios can be found on the top of the hill of Kefalos.
Aliki is a beautiful coastal village with a tiny, picturesque port. People here seek the peacefulness and the warmness that the village offers. The locals stand out with their kindness and open heart. Aliki takes great care of the food lovers, with great food made with local products in the traditional tavernas. The village has a large, sandy beach with clear water but there are also many small coves ideal for total privacy.
Piso Livadi used to be a small, calm village but it has developed during the last years because of tourism. Today it is an important area of Paros because of the port and hotels, restaurants with good cuisine and cafees located on the waterfront. From the port you find many connections with the other cycladic islands. South of Piso Livadi you find some of the famous beaches of the island like "Golden Beach", considered as one of the best spots in the mediterranean for windsurfing.
Drios is a small fishing village and is surrounded by several nice sandy beaches. There are some restaurants, serving dishes with fresh fish and below the restaurants the picturesque harbour is located. Looking towards the sea from the village you see the uninhabited island of Drios.