Paros is so fascinating on so many levels that many people love it having seen only one of its faces. Don't jump to conclusions about what you like, get to know the island first and find your "own" Paros, the face that suits you best. No doubt, though, it will charm you even if you see a different side from the one expected.

The island of Paros is famous for its golden beaches, clear blue waters and nightlife. However, it has much more than that to offer visitors, who will see a different island, offering many alternatives: its rich natural resources, the fascinating cultural heritage, the unique customs, the original traditional dishes and the famous wine, are some of the island's secrets that make visitors return.

Parikia, the capital of Paros, is a beautiful Cycladic village with whitewashed cubic houses and impressive neoclassical mansions. A well preserved 13th century Venetian castle stands proudly on a hill at the center of the village offering an amazing view of Parikia.

Wander through beautiful traditional villages like Naousa, a colorful village, where the ruins of a Venetian fortress stand at the entrance to its small harbor. Lefkes is located at the highest point of Paros and enjoys stunning views of the island. The village is set up in the mountains and is surrounded by a rich green landscape. It has very well preserved Cycladic and neoclassical buildings, beautiful squares and narrow marble alleys.

Paros offers quality facilities to practice windsurfing, kite surfing, diving, horse riding and trekking. The island has several diving schools (the beaches Chrysi Akti, Santa Maria, and Pounta are ideal for diving). Pounta is the best beach for kite surfing, while the favorite beaches for windsurfing are Tserdakia, Chrysi Akti, Santa Maria and Pounta. The island also has surfing clubs. Amateur fishermen will find ideal spots on the coasts of Paros.