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Paros2020-02-22T09:55:55+00:00

Island Paros – Greece

Paros is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades islands, it lies to the west of Paros, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km (5 mi) wide. It lies approximately 100 mi (161 km) south-east of Athens. The Municipality of Paros includes numerous uninhabited offshore islets. The nearest neighbour is Antiparos, which lies to the southwest. Historically, Paros was known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term “Parian” to describe marble or china of special quality. Today, abandoned marble quarries and mines can be found on the island, but Paros now has a growing reputation as a an unmissable island . Paros benefits from its close proximity to Athens and the regular ferry links with the mainland, especially during the summer months.

Beaches

Paros island is blessed with many beaches offering golden sand and a variety of stunning settings. There are intimate coves to party beaches for the young and adventurous. Its crystal clear waters are etched in the memories of its visitors. We can help guide you to the beaches that best suit your needs!

Windsurfing

Windsurfing in Paros is one of the greatest attractions for its visitors. The northerly winds blowing in the summer months on the Aegean sea, known as ‘Meltemi’, attract thousands of fans of the sport every year. There are several beaches where everything needed to practice the sport, whether a beginner or an expert, is available. The windsurfing world cup has been held at new golden beach (Tserdakia), so join the professionals and contact us to arrange your windsurfing trip in paradise.

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfers have long made a playground of the breezy beaches of the island Paros, and no wonder. Paros island is a Cycladic triumvirate of sandy shoreline, history, and culture bathed in sunshine.

 

Watersports

Wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubes, flying fish and other water sports are available at the Paros beaches of Kolymbithres, Monastiri, Santa Maria and Farangas among others. Contac u to take the hassle out of your trip. No queuing, no rip-offs. Let us plan everything you need to enjoy the beach on your schedule.

Geography

Paros is located at co-ordinates 37° N. lat, and 25° 10′ E. long. The island is 165 km2 (64 sq mi). Paros’ maximum length from N.E. to S.W. is 13 mi (21 km), and its greatest breadth 10 mi (16 km). The island is of a round, plump-pear shape, formed by a single mountain (724 m (2,375 ft)) sloping evenly down on all sides to a maritime plain, which is broadest on the north-east and south-west sides. The island is primarily composed of marble, although gneiss and mica-schist are also present. To the west of Paros lies its smaller sister island Antiparos. At its narrowest, the channel between the two islands is less than 2 km wide. A car-carrying shuttle-ferry operates all day (to and from Pounda, 3 miles south of Parikia). In addition a dozen smaller islets surround Paros. Paros has numerous beaches including Chrissí Aktí (Golden Beach) on the east coast, Pounda, Logaras, Piso Livadi, Naousa Bay, Parikia and Agia Irini. The near-constant strong wind in the strait between Paros and Paros makes it an ideal windsurfing location.

Islands

Gaiduronisi – north of Xifara. Portes Island – west of the town of Paros. Tigani Island – southwest of Paros. Drionisi -southeast of Paros

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