Overlooked isle of Aegean Greece
It isn’t a rock star among Greek islands. It doesn’t have the glam-chic scene of Mykonos, nor the breathtaking landscape of Santorini or the unthinkably deep history of Delos. Paros does have something, however, that the others don’t. A little bit of everything. And a fraction of the tourists. What follows is a glimpse at a Greek isle with a range of wonders that’s often overlooked in favor of more glamorous neighbors.
Church of Panaya of Ekatontapiliani in Paros.
Paros is the main city on the island of Paros and the largest port. During the high season, visitors seeking beaches and waterfront nightlife catch the bus or a cab over to the village of Naousa. The town also is home to the island’s largest winemaker, Moraitis Winery.
Moraitis Winery, Naousa
Among the common delicacies of the Cyclades are saganaki (fried cheese) and fried sardines. Meals tend to be more about the snackable foods. And wine.
Paroikia Frankish Castle, Paros
Shopping in Paros
Most of the sea ferries that connect the islands stop at Paros first. There’s also regular ferry service several times a day to the nearby neighboring island of Antiparos.