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About Paros

A brilliant starting point for exploring the Cyclades, Paros is a gorgeous island base in its own right. With beautiful beaches, a fascinating history and rich mythology, as well as cracking cuisine, this is a fantastic destination for adventurers of all ages to discover. Whether you’re dreaming of a hip seaside hotel or a tranquil escape in the hills, our list of the best places to stay in Paros has it all.

Well-connected to the group’s other islands, Paros actually tends to be quieter, because it has largely been seen as a gateway rather than a holiday island itself. Our Gurus feel differently, and recommend taking the time to explore Paros’ lively seaside capital as well as its unspoilt interior. Parikia, the island’s main port, plays host to the superb Panayia Ekatontapiliani Cathedral, which has its roots in the 4th Century, as well as to striking architectural landmarks and myriad bustling tavernas. The town’s golden sandy beach is lined with excellent eateries, and has some great nightlife.

Head north to lovely Naoussa, a picturesque fishing village with plenty of traditional charm, or inland to Lefkes Olive, a mountain village framed by pine trees. To the south sits the fascinating Museum of Cycladic Folklore, which is also well worth visiting. Venture still further off the beaten track with a few days on tiny neighbouring Antiparos next door. Just don't forget that despite being quieter than its neighbouring islands, Paros is still a very busy place come the peak summer months. If you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Paros in July or August, you'll need to do your research and book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in Paros

For Boutique Chic

  • Mr and Mrs White promises a romantic clifftop escape, with impeccably appointed rooms and suites bedecked — as the name suggests — in white. Craft pieces and monochromatic black-and-white details add a sense of depth in rooms and shared spaces at this boutique bolthole. Expect two pools and a fabulous sense of seclusion.
  • Paros Comfy Suites is a smart boutique hotel set on a 6-acre coastal peninsula near Naoussa. Swish, minimalist interiors feel fresh and inviting, with clean lines, natural wood headboards and uninterrupted sea views. Restful, romantic and very private, this is a honeymoon hotspot.
  • Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa sits just outside Parikia. Brilliantly placed for exploring, this chic resort sits in soothing, bougainvillea-filled gardens with a refreshing swimming pool. Attractive rooms have private patios, the beach is within walking distance and there's a rejuvenating spa.

For a Seaside Escape

  • Saint Andrea Seaside Resort, perched on stunning Naoussa Bay, has tastefully decorated rooms and suites as well as an expansive outdoor swimming pool. Sunbathe during the day or hone your water sports skills before sipping sundowners back at the hotel in the evening.

For Luxury

  • Mythic Paros is an exceptional, adults-only resort perched on a hillside. The 40 individually designed rooms and suites have a real sense of bohemian style, with handwoven textiles and natural materials. Book a suite with a plunge pool or private outdoor tub for the ultimate honeymoon hideaway.
  • Andronis Minois has elegant rooms and suites with warm blue and terracotta tones set atop the classic Cycladic white. Sea-facing balconies are perfect for cosying up together, and private pools invite cooling dips. Unwind at the serene spa in the afternoons. A delight.
  • Parilio is a holistic design hotel in north Paros, with sophisticated interiors decorated in a natural palette of cream and earthy tones. One for well-heeled art aficionados, the hotel has a striking collection of paintings and curios, as well as a spa, restaurant, pool and private whirlpool tubs.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Athens International Airport, and hop aboard a ferry from Athens, or catch a connecting flight to Paros National Airport. Alternatively, travel by ferry from Naxos or Santorini if you're island-hopping in the Cyclades.
  • There's plenty to see beyond Paros' main towns! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures reaching around 28°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds and cooler weather travel in April, May or late September, when you can also find great hotel deals.

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Best Hotels in Paros

  • Mythic Paros Agia Irini, Paros 40 rooms from £282

    Boutique  -  All room and suites are individually designed with natural materials, bespoke furnishings and a boho chic vibe
    Romantic Break  -  With no children allowed, beautiful accommodation and sunsets to die for, Mthyic is very romantic!
    Views  -  All of the rooms boasts gorgeous views over the Aegean and enjoy epic sunsets
    5* Luxury  -  A luxurious property featuring hand made furnishings, fabulous food, and high end amenities as standard
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    An adults-only luxury escape perched on a hillside in Paros. Rooms and suites are individually designed but all feature plenty of natural materials and a boho-chic style. The best come with either plunge pool or private outdoor hot tub. Elegant fine dining and views to die for. Romance guaranteed! 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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  • 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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  • Andronis Minois Paros Island 40 rooms from £212

    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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  • Summer Senses Marpissa, Paros 100 rooms from £204

    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in style by the lagoon-like pools, a haven of relaxation framed by olive wood furnishings and the island's natural beauty
    Great walks  -  Embark on a scenic hike through Paros's rugged landscapes, meandering past olive groves, vineyards, and traditional villages
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Indulge in tranquility at Anassa Spa, where massages and serene surroundings rejuvenate the soul after a day of exploration
    Local exploring  -  The hotel offers elegant comfort & proximity to Pounta Beach Club's lively scene, just a short drive from island treasures
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    Discover the essence of Cycladean bliss at this chic 5-star escape on Paros. Immerse yourself in elegant rooms overlooking the Aegean Sea, where every moment feels like a luxurious summer dream. With serene pools, Michelin-inspired dining, and a short stroll to sandy shores, relaxation awaits. See More

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  • Seesoo Paros 11 rooms from £256

    Beach Life  -  Unwind on tranquil beaches, indulging in the intimate, sun-kissed bliss of this secluded Paros paradise
    Eco break  -  Escape to eco-luxe serenity, where sustainability meets barefoot elegance on Paros's pristine shores
    Yoga  -  Waken to the symphony of waves and embrace serenity with morning yoga on the glistening shores
    Surfing  -  Dive into adventure with kite-surfing on vibrant waters
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    A chic beach oasis in Paros, where eco-luxury meets laid-back elegance. Inside, organic decor and panoramic sea views create a serene, stylish ambience. Guests can indulge in watersports, yoga, and tailored concierge services, or unwind by the private beach and pool bar. Understated luxury. See More

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  • Cove Paros Naousa, Paros 40 rooms from £312

    Local exploring  -  Catch a boat over to granite rock-strewn Kolymbithres beach, walk along the old harbour seawall to see Naoussa’s Venetian castl
    Trekking  -  hike out to Paros Park, a nature reserve with lovely beaches as well as its own open air theatre where musical events are held
    Local markets  -  Seek out herbs and spices, Greek designer wear, jewellery and more in the whitewashed warren of Naoussa’s winding streets
    Other Activities  -  Dine on brine-fresh seafood at Bluefish, Archipelagos and other hip establishments lining Naoussa’s new harbour
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    A stylish beach haven close to one of this Cycladic Island’s prettiest towns. With bamboo-lined alleys, elegant central pool, earthy materials and contemporary furnishings it is a slice of Paros paradise. The renowned Rada Restaurant offers exquisite local cuisine and the spa is not to be missed See More

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  • Acron Villas Paros from £345

    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy sun-soaked serenity on your private pool terrace, savouring sweeping sea views and the gentle embrace of Cycladic beauty
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the cultural tapestry of Paros with a stroll through Marpissa and Prodromos, linked by the enchanting Byzantine Road
    Local markets  -  Indulge in fresh catches at Naoussa’s seaside tavernas or sip local wines paired with the day’s harvest at Ouzeri Mitsi
    Families  -  Families or groups will love the spacious 4 bedroom villa with private pool and proximity to beaches
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    The essence of Cycladic beauty with hillside villas in a rugged landscape. Embrace minimalist charm with whitewashed walls, woven baskets, private pools and infinite sea views. Minutes from Kolympithres and Monastiri beaches, plus easy access to Naoussa's dining scene. An idyllic spot. See More

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  • Avant Mar Naoussa Paros 38 rooms from £395

    Foodies  -  Savour Nobu-style sushi at Matsuhisa Paros, and indulge in delicious treats at all-day Thymes restaurant and Figs pastry shop
    Total relaxation  -  Pamper yourself with luxurious spa treatments inspired by Hippocrates and Thai traditions at the hotel's wellness area
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the rich history and traditional architecture of Lefkes, a hilltop village offering stunning panoramic views
    Beach Life  -  Unwind at Piperi Beach, with complimentary sunbeds and crystal-clear waters, perfect for soaking up the sun
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    This chic beachfront haven, just steps from Naoussa, is the ultimate island retreat. The rooms offer Cycladic elegance and contemporary luxury, featuring light interiors and marble accents. With a stunning pool, a rejuvenating wellness area, and a renowned restaurant, it's a luxurious getaway. See More

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  • Parocks Naoussa Paros 40 rooms from £410

    Sights nearby  -  Explore the enchanting landscape of Paros with a leisurely stroll along the captivating beach or a visit to the port of Ambelas
    Total relaxation  -  Relax in the indoor pool or pamper yourself with tailored body treatments, ensuring a revitalising escape from the ordinary
    Romantic Break  -  Embrace the allure of the intimate suites, panoramic dining, and spa indulgence, amidst Paros's untouched beauty
    Sailing  -  Set sail on a thrilling boat tour around the Cyclades islands, departing from the nearby port of Piso Livadi
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    A luxe oasis steps from Ambelas beach, blending serenity with vibrant port life. Inside, earthy elegance meets minimalist chic, mirroring Paros's tranquil charm. With private pools, panoramic dining, and a state-of-the-art spa, indulgence is redefined. A sanctuary offering privacy with a view. See More

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