Where to Stay in Paros: Visit Paros

Paros is a beautiful island located in the center of the Cyclades archipelago, among which the most famous Mykonos and Santorini stand out.

If you are looking for advice on the island and in particular on which one it is best area to stay in Paros, you have found the article for you.

Where to Stay in Paros

The two main villages of the island of Paros are the capital Parikia e Naoussa, characteristic village in authentic Greek style with the typical white houses and blue windows.

But it is better Parikia o Naoussa? Let's see what it is based on the location, the budget available and the type of holiday you are looking for the best choice where to stay in Paros.

Where to Stay in Paros: Visit Paros

Where to stay in Paros: Naoussa

Naoussa and Parikia are both beautiful villages, but the former is certainly more characteristic, with narrow alleys full of shops, taverns and clubs. It is the ideal place to stay in Paros for those looking for a beautiful sea but also a bit of evening life.

Staying in Naousa you will not have to move in the evening, as this is where the nightlife of the island is concentrated, with its splendid old port full of bars and restaurants.

Naoussa is also close to the most beautiful beaches such as Santa Maria, Kolimbrites and Monastiri and can be reached by boats that leave from the port.

Beaches within walking distance from Naoussa are Piperi Beach e Agii Anargyri Beach.



Where to stay in Paros: Parikia

The strength of Parikia is the strategic position, it is in fact close to the port and boarding for Antiparos. Parikia is also well positioned with respect to the splendid southern beaches, reachable by boats that depart every day, a convenient solution for those who do not want to rent a vehicle.

Parikia is also a charming town, with its narrow streets and typical Greek colors, it is full of taverns, bars and shops, but in the evening it is much quieter than Naoussa. Parikia is particularly recommended for families with children, as it is a larger town, very well-kept and with all the services available.

If you choose Parikia as a place to stay in Paros you will have the beautiful beach of Livadia, within walking distance, where you can go on days when you don't want to move.


In conclusion, better Naoussa or Parikia?

In general they are both nice but Naoussa it is more characteristic and more lively in the evening, even if it is slightly more expensive is the best place to sleep in Paros.

Keep in mind that the distance between Naoussa and Parikia is about 8 km, so regardless of where you stay you can visit both.


Even the small village of Aliki can be a good solution to stay in Paros, for those looking for a much less chaotic area than Naoussa and Parikia.

Near Aliki are some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. However, if you are looking for some evening movement, then this is not the area for it.



Where to Stay in Paros: Visit Paros Recommended hotels where to sleep in Paros:

Hotel Manos

Naoussa 84401, Greece

Highly recommended hotel for its excellent value for money and for its location, 300 meters from the center of Naoussa, but in a quiet area far from the chaos. The beach of Pepper it is only 100 meters away.

The rooms are spacious and are cleaned every day, there is a nice swimming pool and the breakfast is good and plentiful, both sweet and salty.
Ultimately Hotel Manos is an excellent solution to stay in Paros.

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Sunrise Apartments

Naoussa 84401, Greece

Apartments located a few minutes from the center of Naoussa, excellent value for money for a well-kept structure with always available staff.
There is a small pool with a patio for breakfast. Free and working Wi-Fi also in the rooms.

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Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel

Naoussa 84401, Greece

Beautiful hotel, perfectly located near the center of Naoussa and the beach of Agii Anargyri.

The strong point is the warm welcome of the staff, always polite and helpful. The breakfast buffet, plentiful, varied and with fresh products

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Cyclades Hotel and Studios

Livadia Beach, Parikia 84400, Grecia

Highly recommended hotel for a stay in Paros, well furnished and very clean, run by a very kind and helpful family.

The location then is excellent a 100 meters from the beach of Livadia and a 10-minute walk along the seafront from the center of Parikia.

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Archipelagos Apartments

Delion, Parikia 84400, Grecia

The strong point of these apartments is the breathtaking view over the bay of Parikia,

The city center is only 5 minutes away by car. Being located on a hill it is necessary to rent a car or scooter. The owner is very kind and always available.
Apartments recommended for those looking for a place to relax and enjoy an enchanting view.

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The island of Paros has a good public transport system to move between the main places, but to move more freely and visit the island and its beautiful beaches it is recommended to rent a means of transport, preferably a scooter or a quod.

An alternative to visit the beaches of Paros is to move with the boats that depart from the ports of Parikia and Naoussa.


 To reach Paros there are mainly two alternatives:

  • You can fly to Athens and then take a ferry from Piraeus to Paros (around 3 or 5 hours) or alternatively a domestic flight from Athens to Paros (around 35 minutes).
  • The second option is to fly to Mykonos and from there take a fast ferry to the island of Paros (approximately 50 minutes). This is the best but most expensive option, but you can think of doing a few days in the gorgeous Mykonos.
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