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About Paros

Ferry hub of the Cyclades, Paros is a great base to explore the whole island group. But it's also a great place to stay. The beaches vary from watersports friendly to pristine and secluded. There is fascinating history and mythology to discover, plus it's also quite colourful after dark. Paros's sugar cube villages vary from big and bustling, to quiet fishing harbour, to low-key resort; there's plenty of variety when it comes to choosing the best places to stay on Paros!

One of the great things about being tagged as a transport hub is that people assume it's not worth choosing Paros as a base - but it is! And you'll find it much less touristy than some of the other islands in the group, despite the excellent infrastructure.

The majority of the best hotels on Paros are near the beach. On the south side you'll find the windsurfing and water sports beaches. The rest of the island alternates between rocky cliffs and sandy stretches, which will be a pleasure for those wanting to explore the island on foot. The white marble that you will come across has long been famous for its quality - this is where the milkily perfect marble for the Venus de Milo came from, also the marble for Napoleon's tomb.

Local Spots

The capital, Parikia, is one of the best places to stay on Paros because of its colour and energy! It's the main port AND home to the castle as well as many culturally important churches. It is also where you'll find the liveliest nightlife and runs beside a stretch of golden sand. Lined with tavernas, it is a bustling spot.

Naousa is a picturesque fishing village with plenty of traditional charm. Only 10kms from Parikia, the narrow streets between whitewashed architecture make it feel 50 years away.

If you like a mountain breeze then stay in the beautiful untouched village of Lefkes Olive, with pine trees picturesquely growing on the slopes below.

Antiparos is a tiny, adjacent island, and though people usually visit on a day trip from Paros. If you are looking for a quiet beach holiday, or you like camping, it's a good choice.

What Not To Miss

  • Be sure to visit the charming Panayia Ekatontapiliani Cathedral, dating back to the early Christian times - around the 4th century. Even if you're not religious, you'll love learning about its history and the various myths associated with the place.
  • Head off on the four islands tour to fully get to know your surroundings and marvel at the natural beauty.
  • The Folklore Art Museum of Cycladic Civilization is filled with hand-made miniature models of the area's most iconic landmarks, ships and more. Created by an ordinary fisherman, it's a splendid spot and you'll no doubt leave the place incredibly impressed by his creativity and craftsmanship!
  • Head off to the Moraitis Winery and enjoy a wine tasting session accompanied by cheese and meat platters.

Be sure to book ahead if you are coming in the summer as the best places to stay in Paros get filled up quickly!

For excellent value

  • Overlooking the Naoussa Bay, Saint Andrea Seaside Resort provides tasteful accommodation and an expansive outdoor pool. Spend your days sunbathing with a refreshing cocktail or two. 

For luxury

  • Yria Resort is just outside Parikia in Parasporos is one of the best places to stay in Paros because it benefits from all the town's appeals, but is really in its own friendly village. Rooms are luxurious all all have a private patio. There's a large pool and you're just 100 yards from the beach.
  • Minois Sugarcube Suites occupies a splendid coastal spot, boasting chic modern rooms with clean white lines and some with sea facing balconies. Unwind in the spa and feel a million miles away from all your worries!

For Antiparos

  • Beach House, located on the neighbouring island of Antiparos, boasts simple whitewashed beachside accommodation. Tuck into authentic Greek cuisine and spend your days soaking up the sun by the sea.

For An Apartment Or Villa

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Best time to visit? During the summer, when the average temperature climbs to 25°C in July. However is peak tourist season, so if you prefer quieter beaches, then September is probably your best bet - the weather is still lovely at this time.
  • Fly into Paros National Airport, which is served daily by direct flights from Athens. From the airport, hop on a bus or in a cab to your final destination.
  • There are regular ferries to Paros from Piraeus, and from the other Cycladean islands.
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Paros

  • Hotel Begleri Antiparos Town, Paros 16 rooms from £49

    Local exploring  -  This hotel is in a great location for getting around and makes a good base for local exploring on Antiparos
    Beach Life  -  Located a stone's throw from the island's sandy beaches, this hotel makes a great seaside getaway
    Families  -  The self-contained, ground-floor apartment is perfect for a family travelling with young children
    Less £  -  This simple yet comfortable accommodation is ideal for a holiday on a budget
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    This hotel sits within a traditional Cycladic property in Antiparos. Rooms are bright and airy, with crisp white linens and locally sourced furnishings. Families can rent a self-contained apartment on the ground floor with a shaded verandah; enjoy breakfast with sea views. A charming seaside hotel. See More

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  • Hotel Mantalena Antiparos Town, Paros 32 rooms from £61

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's simple, traditional interiors; book a room with sea views from the balcony for an extra special stay
    Families  -  The triple rooms are great for families; book several rooms if travelling with a larger group
    Beach Life  -  Sitting right on the seafront, this hotel makes a great choice for a beach holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a historic Byzantine church complex in Parikia
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    This pretty hotel is located on the seafront in Antiparos in a traditional Cycladic property. Rooms are bright and simply dressed, with white linens and tiled floors; the best rooms have a balcony with sea views. Sunbathe on the terrace before dinner at the seaside restaurant. A charming hotel. See More

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  • Saint Andrea Seaside Resort Paros 56 rooms from £113

    Romantic Break  -  Lounge by the lagoon-style pool with a cocktail and bar snack, or pamper yourselves with an in-room massage
    Beach Life  -  A lovely beach-chic resort with terraces overlooking Kolympithres Beach and Naoussa Bay.
    Restaurant  -  Anastasia Restaurant serves gourmet Greek and Mediterranean cuisine
    Sights nearby  -  The magnificent Church of Ekatontapyliani is five miles away.
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    Delightful coastal hotel over the stunning Naoussa Bay. Every element is geared towards relaxation and comfort from the lovely, tastefully decorated rooms to the expansive lagoon-style outdoor pool. The perfect place for a lazy holiday in the sun. See More

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  • Beach House Antiparos Town, Paros 9 rooms from £113

    Beach Life  -  Set on a sheltered sandy beach, this is the place to soak up the sun, sea and sand!
    Total relaxation  -  The perfect spot to kick back and do absolutely nothing!
    Restaurant  -  Authentic Greek cuisine using local ingredients from Antiparos
    On the beach  -  One of the safest beaches on Antiparos
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    Beachside accommodation with terrace bar and outdoor dining. Suites are simple and comfortable, some with sea views. Decor is typical of the Cyclades - white everywhere with spashes of blue. The restaurant serves authentic Greek food using local island ingredients. Perfect for complete relaxation. See More

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  • Mr and Mrs White Cyclades, Paros 48 rooms from £139

    Hideaway  -  A romantic and secluded spot with excellent service, ideal for true escapism.
    Restaurant  -  All day restaurant serving Greek and International dishes
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the 13th century Venetian castle in Parikia.
    Swimming Pool  -  Two outdoor freshwater pools
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A chic cliff top property with impeccable style. As the name may suggest the interiors are all white on white with carefully chosen artefacts and smart black and white fabrics breaking up the uniformity. Two beautiful pools and excellent service make this the perfect choice for a sun-filled escape. See More

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  • Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa Paros 65 rooms from £152

    Back to Nature  -  An oasis of calm- beautiful landscaped gardens filled with fragrant frangipani and palm trees and just two mins from the beach.
    Families  -  Family maisonettes comfortably sleep families of four and there's a dedicated chilren's pool, kids' menus etc
    Spa  -  Astir Spa offers the usual treatments plus purefying steam room, rain shower, and plunge pool with hot tub
    Sailing  -  Cruise around the island discovering ‘hidden’ beaches and spots on the island of Paros.
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    Village-style luxury resort set in lovely bougainvillaea filled gardens. Smart rooms with large comfortable beds and terraces with gorgeous views. Ideally placed just steps from a sandy beach. An extensive spa to help unwind. A romantic fine dining poolside restaurant. Ideal for complete relaxation. See More

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  • Paros Comfy Suites Naousa, Paros 14 rooms from £160

    Romantic Break  -  With beautifully appointed, minimalist suites and comfortable COCO-MAT beds, this hotel is perfect for a romantic island escape
    Beach Life  -  Set on the coast of Paros with its own private stretch of beach, book this hotel for a stylish seaside getaway
    Hideaway  -  Set on a secluded private peninsula overlooking the sea, this hotel is a great hideaway holiday destination
    Sailing  -  Paros is a popular sailing destination due to great conditions on the coast; enquire with your hosts for local sailing providers
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    This smart boutique hotel is nestled on a 6-acre coastal peninsula with a private beach in Paros. The newly renovated suites are stylish and minimalist, with whitewashed walls and natural wood headboards. With unobstructed sea views from every room, this hotel makes an idyllic island getaway. See More

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  • Minois Sugarcube Suites Paros Island 40 rooms from £163

    Romantic Break  -  With private dining options, an excellent spa and restaurant and stunning beaches this is a superb couples getaway.
    Spa breaks  -  If you enjoy being pampered then the hotel's Thalassa spa is certainly for you.
    Spa  -  Top notch spa including hammam, private hot tubs, foot-baths and a range of massage and body treatments
    Restaurant  -  Avli Restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean style cuisine with stunning sea views
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    This stunning resort and spa is the ultimate Grecian getaway. The bright, airy rooms are the height of modern seaside chic, with clean white lines and modern bathrooms. Some include sea view balconies, living rooms and private villas. There is a restaurant, bar, spa and large pool. A luxury stay! See More

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  • Parilio Kolympithres, Paros 33 rooms from £195

    Beach Life  -  Set a few minutes' walk from a beautiful sandy beach on the idyllic island of Paros, book this hotel for your next seaside break
    Romantic Break  -  With effortlessly stylish suites, a charming restaurant and pretty pool, book this hotel for a romantic island escape
    Local exploring  -  Take a shuttle to the nearby town of Naoussa, also on the northeastern coast, for your local exploring
    Sights nearby  -  Take a shuttle into the nearby town of Naoussa, a picturesque fishing village located in a huge bay in the north of Paros
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    Recommended by  -  Design Hotels, Tablet

    This holistic design hotel is tucked away on the Greek island of Paros. Cycladic inspiration runs throughout, from the sophisticated stone interiors, dressed in a natural palette, to the terrace arches. Breakfast is served on a traditional tiled patio leading to an azure pool. See More

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