Traditional villages of Paros island
Behind all the summer islands from all over Greece, the visitors will find exotic spots with sandy or rocky beaches, tourist resorts, hotels and beach bars. A hidden paradise is at the small traditional villages that all the visitors have to meet. An island must provide first of all the traditional side of it and the villager’s culture because the culture is the best way for the travelers to explore every place they visit.
Visit The Best Villages Of Paros
Parikia is the capital of Paros city and contains the main port of the island. Parikia is building in a Cycladic architecture with white cube-shaped houses, blue doors and colorful balconies. In the entrance from the port you will find a windmill welcoming you. This village is amphitheatrically building all around the port so this make it more beautiful, It is one of the most typical Cycladic settlements as it is distinguished by its narrow cobbled paths, the old churches, the small shops and the houses in blue and white. You can visit Parikia by taxi or bus where there are stations for both at the village. Many restaurants, bars and night clubs are located there and also. There are many churches, such as the Panagia Septemvriani (The Madonna of September), the church of Aghia Eleni and also the oldest and most important of all, the beautiful Byzantine church of Panaghia Ekatontapiliani, considered one of the best Byzantine monuments that still exist in Greece. Currently this church is also a museum.
Marmara is a small village, almost, on the east coast of Paros Island. The architecture of Marmara is typical Cycladic and the dominant colors are of course blue and white. The main building of the village is the 17th-century church of Taxiarchis. Don’t forget to visit the cheese factory and try the local products in the cafes in the village square. Within a short distance from the village, there is access to some nice beaches, like Piso Livadi, Tsoukalia and Glyfades.
3. Prodromos :
Prodromos village is a traditional village all around with flowers, built in the traditional Cycladic way, full of white cube-shaped houses, small white chapels and beautiful churches. The name Prodromos was given to the village after the construction of the church of Aghios Ioannis Prodromos of the seventeenth century. You will find traditional coffees and taverns to spend your time and there are old windmills you will see as you walking that the villagers have renovated them to houses making the village more exciting and ideal for photos.
4. Lefkes :
The village Lefkes is probably the most beautiful of Paros villages.Together with the locals, they created the settlement on the hill. The typically Aegean houses are arrayed amphitheatrically, and the village boasts many narrow streets though which cars cannot pass and are perfect for walking.The main street of the village is named Ramnos, with a few tourist shops and attractions, such as the stunning neoclassical buildings, the House of Literature and the Museum of Cycladic Folklore. Lefkes also has other religious monuments worth visiting such as the church of Panagias Ypapantis or "Virgin Mary in the Cells" as the Parians call it, the monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos, the country chapel of Agias Kyriakis in Pano Lefkes, and many other small country churches.
5. Naoussa :
Naoussa village is definitely one of the most picturesque coastal settlements in Greece. This small but lively harbour town on the north side of Paros Greece is quickly turning into a refined and stylish destination. Chock full of trendy global eateries and suave bars, they take place of more traditional cafes and guesthouses.There are six monasteries around Naoussa, where visitors can admire the ornate icon screens, wall paintings and original architectural style. Monastery of Loggovardas, Agios Ioannis Detis, Cathedral of the Assumption (Kimisis tis Theotokou), monastery of Agios Athanasios, Agios Georgios medieval church.