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Go up a mountain road to Lefkes, at 200 metres above sea level the highest village on Paros. It's on the bus route. It is built in the form of an amphitheatre on the surrounding hills, with gleaming white houses and old churches and monasteries. The main street of the village, which has 500 inhabitants, contains houses and churches dating from the 15th-17th century. The Church of the Holy Trinity and the Monastery of St. John Kaparosshould be visited.

Lefkes is probably the island's loveliest little town. It's situated in the in the middle of the island, approximately 12 kms away from Parikia. It faces east with a beautiful view towards Naxos. It is an extremely quiet and remote place. Local lore says that if you visit Paros, you haven't really seen Paros if you didn't go to Lefkes.

Lefkes is very green with a little forest above it. See the impressive cemetery that is still in use in a "secret garden" behind the cathedral Agias Trias. Enjoy the exquisite architecture (combining Cycladic and Venetian style), admire the little houses with entrances and windows you think are too small to be in use. The porches are full of flowers and herbs.

Visit its traditional pottery shops or watch the Greek ladies weave. There is a famous trail for walking, the Byzantine Trail, a paved path that leads you through beautiful countryside down to the village called Prodromos and then further down to the sea.

paros greek islandThe sleepy village Kostos near Lefkes has a charming atmosphere and is a great place for a traditional Greek dinner!

Pisso Livadi

Below Lefkes onthe east coast of the island, Pisso Livadi is a nice little town with a fishing port. Pisso Livadi has with some of Paros' most important beaches (e.g. Golden Beach or Chrysi Akti, Pounda Beach) and the small and similar villages Logaras & Drios nearby. It was the port for the marble quarries at one time.

Pisso Livadi is now an important holiday resort approximately 25 km away from Parikia, with access to daily trip boats heading for Naxos, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini and Amorgos. Pisso Livadi, like Logaras, is also recommended for traditional Greek cuisine.

Pisso Livadi is in the center of Paros' beach colonies. Molos is just north. Pounda is just to the south.

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