The Cyclades are the ideal destination for island hopping. Mykonos is also an ideal starting point to travel by boat from island to island. Our proposal is definetely Paros island, where someone can see traditional settlements with cycladic architecture, intended coastline with sandy beaches, endless vineyards and age-old monasteries decorating the mountains with the famous Parian marble.
Paros is an Island with rich history and dazzling natural beauty, which will win your heart from the first sight. From the imposing church of Ekatontapyliani and the ancient monuments to the valley of the butterflies and the dazzling beaches.
The coastline is indented, with numerous small inlets and two large bays, those of Naoussa in the north and Parikia in the west. Paros has been inhabited since very ancient times , and was one of the centres of the Cycladic civilisation. Parikia (or Paros), the islands capital and port, stands on the site of an ancient city. There is a picturesque and ruinous Venetian castle, and the courtyards of the houses of the town – all of them painted white – are full of pots of basil and hung with jasmine and honeysuckle. A broad paved avenue leads to the church of Ekatondapiliani or Katapoliani, one of the most important Byzantine monuments in the whole of Greece and a place that figures largely in legend. It is dedicated to the Dormition of Our Lady, and on her feast day (l5 August) there is a great celebration on the sea-front with fireworks and songs of the sea.
Naoussa, one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades, with whitewashed houses, narrow paved alleys, arches and tiny chapels, can also offer a range of excellent beaches and attracts many visitors each summer. Among the beaches near Naoussa, special mention should be made of Kolimbithres, where huge rocks eroded into strange shapes remind the visitor of sculptures embedded in the sand. The chapels and monasteries of Paros are famed for their picturesqueness; among the most characteristic are the monastery of Zoodohos Pigi “Longovarda” and that of Christ of the F orest (Hristos tou Dassous). Marpissa is an attractive large village with a Venetian castle and beautiful churches.
Join us now and explore the beautiful neighboring island of Paros in your own private cruise boat!
Cruise duration 8-10 hours (Depending guests preference)