Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για PAROS PHOTOS  PAROS. Σχετική εικόναThe simplicity and beauty shines in this one island. When you look around the hills and villages will feel that a great modern artist designed the contour, with slopes and inclines that give a poem design. Paros radiates sunlight and reflects the omorfada at sea. By Ekatontapiliani Hagia Sophia Aegean to the covers. With a life-giving air and conductor, with friendly locals, beautiful Traditional villages and endless sandy beaches. The kitchen dressed in local goodies and bathed in Parian wine Paros Island for all ages, lots of activities for all seasons. Waiting for you to relax, enjoy, have fun, dream, Enjoy with your heart, And indulge ...The archaeological sites of Paros are of great interest not only for casual visitors, but also for those 'looking' story either through ancient texts, either through archaeological findings. We encourage you to visit the monuments and go back thousands of years traveling through the history of the island. The main monuments of Paros is the Church of the Hundred in the city center, the Venetian Castle of Parikia, Delion a hill north of Parikia, the ancient cemetery, close to the port of Paroikia, the use of which dates from the 8th century B.C. to the 2nd century AD-, sacred to Kounadis (in Parikia-Naoussa road), the temples of Asclepius and Apollo, south of Parikia, Memorial poet Σχετική εικόναArchilochus in the elite area, the ancient marble quarries at Marathi , 5 km. away from Parikia and many others. Still, numerous monuments there are in the region of Naoussa, including: the Venetian Naoussa Castle is half sunk today and closes from north harbor village Palaiopyrgos (cylindrical Hellenistic Tower), St. John Detis (visible ruins of rectangular buildings, fees 8th c. BC), ruins (remains of stone-built building, where there was an inscription, in which quote Demeter fruitful) Kargadoura (foundations of buildings), island Economou (ruins of buildings), island Filizi (ruins of ancient buildings) Leivadera (ruins of buildings) and Koukounaries (ruins of the Mycenaean citadel).Finally, there are monuments to St. Myron, after the Salt Lake are visible remains of the 3rd century buildings Millennium, but the site has not been excavated, in Marmara, east of Marpissa, Doric temple (there vertebrae marble Doric columns) and the Temple of Artemis in the White Village, which revealed an inscribed statue base dedicated to the goddess Artemis.


Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για PAROS TRADITIONAL FESTIVALSTRADITIONAL CULTURE, FOLKS AND FESTIVALS IN PAROS

Festival at the Park
Since 2009, the Environmental and Cultural Park of the Municipality of Paros has organized the "Festival at the Park", a summer program with cultural, sports and environmental event held in the Park itself. The Festival starts in June and ends in September, and at least twenty excellent events are hosted at the Archilochus outdoor amphitheater, the Cine Enastron open air cinema and in other areas in the Park. The focal point of the Festival at the Park is the Archilochus amphitheater, an outdoor amphitheater that can seat 700 spectators. The theater, which has superb acoustics and the aura of an ancient theater, offers a spectacular view of the bay of Naoussa and the moon rise, allowing visitors to relax and submit to the images and sounds of the events. The theater was named after Archilochus, the revered Parian poet of antiquity, whose poetry is engraved on the walls of the theater.The planning committee of the Festival takes great care to ensure that there are events for everyone, both young and old, each year.
Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για PAROS NAOUSA FISH FESTIVAL PHOTOSNaoussa Fish Festival
The Naoussa fish festival was started by a group of fishermen in the 70s. The "happening" was designed to attract tourists and was held on the first Sunday in July,
at Mandraki - in the little port - in Naoussa. The fishing boats were tied together and fishermen fried fish in their boats and offered them to the people, along with wine and souma (a locally made spirit). When the large port was built, the festival was moved there, as it had become "tradition" and many more visitors attended. The festival was organized by the fishermen for the first 10-15 years, then the Community of Naoussa and now the Municipality of Paros. The festival is always attended by musicians and local bands, with traditional dances and songs.
Routes in Marpissa
Routes in Marpissa is a three-day experimental, cultural festival in Marpissa, Paros, which takes place each year in late August. The central idea of the festival is to create thematic routes in the traditional settlement of Marpissa, around which the activities of the three-day event are developed. It aims towards an experimental approach to activities, so everyone will have an active role in the events. The "Routes in Marpissa" initiative is the vision of a group of volunteers of different ages and backgrounds, who share a love for the region and a willingness to highlight the authentic character of the village and its inhabitants. The initiative aims to encourage teamwork and the action of residents and visitors to strengthen social relationships and develop the creativity of the participants. The organizing team comprises approximately 50 volunteers of different ages and backgrounds: architects, designers, educators, scholars, translators, musicians, artists, public relations managers, programmers.
Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για FESTIVAL OF KARAVOLAS PAROS PHOTOSFestival of Karavolas at Lefkes
The Festival of Karavolas (a folk festival) is held at Lefkes, the most mountainous village in Paros. The folk festival is held annually on the first Saturday after 15 August. It is one of the largest events held at Lefkes and Paros as a whole, and has been for the past twenty-five years. The festival is organized by the cultural association MEEAS YRIA LEFKES. Not many people know what a karavolas is. Karavolas is the Parian expression used to describe the large snail. The feast is an opportunity for residents of Lefkes to celebrate their love for karavolas snails (and how they got the nickname "karavolades") and is held in the large area next to the Lefkes community center under the pine trees. The dishes served include karavoles with skordalia (garlic sauce) and boiled potatoes, delicious local cheeses, baked chickpeas and plenty of local wine. The preparation for the festival begins a full week before the event and nearly all the residents of the village volunteer, youths in particular. It is the most important feast held at the village and celebrations, merry making and dancing last until dawn, accompanied by live music performed by local musicians. If you are in Paros in late August, the village of Lefkes and the Festival of Karavolas are definitely worth visiting.

Exhibit hall in the folklore museum of Lefkes in Paros                                                                                                                                                  Σχετική εικόναΑποτέλεσμα εικόνας για PAROS MUSEUMSΣχετική εικόνα

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES AND MUSEUMS IN PAROS   


Municipal Library of Paros  /   Anthemion museum    / Folklore Museum of Marpissa  / 
 Museum of the Aegean Folk Culture / Sculpture Museum of Perantinos / Cycladic Folklore Museum of M. Skiadas   /   House of Literature    /   The Byzantine and post-Byzantine Art Museum  /   Byzantine Museum     / The Folklore Museum in Lefkes /    Historical Folklore Museum – Othon Kaparis Collection

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ACTIVITIES IN PAROS

In Paros Island, you can spend leisure hours doing sports and activities on the beaches and the mountainside. Water sports are very popular in Paros, as is walking and trekking though areas of natural beauty.

Wind Surfing

The island of Paros is a favorite destination for windsurfers from all over the world. The wonderful beaches in Paros, in combination with the excellent wind conditions, make wind surfing a unique experience.

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Kite Surfing

Paros island offers professional Kitesurfing facilities in several location. Many of the clubs which offer windsurfing along this eastern coast of Paros also offer kiteboarding instruction and equipment to rent or buy.



Scuba Diving

While vacationing on Paros, we suggest taking some lessons in scuba diving or snorkeling and explore the underwater beauty of the island. You can explore caves and rocky formations, and see rare species of fish and sea fauna. Scuba diving schools are situated on the beaches of Nea Chryssi Akti, Chryssi Akti, Santa Maria, Pounta (Punta), etc.

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Sailing

Sailing through the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea and exploring the beautiful Cycladic Islands is a fantastic way to enjoy your vacation in Greece. Paros has a plethora of pristine beaches, secluded coves and small isles located off its coast you can visit by sailing boat.




Trekking - Hiking

Paros possesses some of the finest natural scenery in the Cyclades Island cluster. It is full of footpaths leading to dazzling beaches, through the traditional mountain villages of Lefkes, Prodromos, Marpissa, Aliki and Agairia and up to secluded monasteries, chapels and windmills

Horse Riding

Enjoy the freedom of horseback riding along the sandy coasts of Paros. Breathe the fresh morning air and enjoy the incomparable view of the Aegean Sea, while riding these magnificent animals.