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Aliki

Aliki is similar to Pisso Livadi, a fishing port on the south-west coast of Paros, facing the little island Antiparos. Aliki is mostly known for the airport, which is further north and used by Olympic Airways and Hellenic Star for domestic flights. Chances are that it is the smallest airport you have ever seen - the planes Olympic Airways use have about 18 seats and are called "mosquitoes"!

Marpissa

Marpissa is a picturesque village upon a hill about 20 km distance from Parikia, just above Pisso Livadi. It lies a couple of km off the waterfront. Here you find beautiful alleys with tall trees, traditional Greek farm life, but not many accommodations. Within walking distance, atop a hill, there is the 16th-century monastery Moni Agiou Antoniou. There are lovely frescoes in the monastery.

Beaches

paros greek islandparos greek islandparos greek islandParos has to offer a great variety of beaches with crystal clear waters throughout the island. In the south part of the island are the expansive sandy beaches of Chrisi Akti (Golden beach) and Tserdakia (New Golden beach). These beaches are famous worldwide among those who love watersports and specially among the windsurfers.

At Tserdakia Beach every August they hold the annual P.W.A. World cup an event that brings to Paros the best windsurfers of the world in a unique competition under the refreshing wind and the sun of the Aegean sea.

Another attractive beach from that part of the island is Pounda, which is a well organized sandy beach with snack bar, music, restaurant, and a beach bar that is always crowded with young people who are dancing, flirting and having fun.

paros greek islandOpposite to the island Antiparos lies the beach of Santa Eirini with palm trees, crystal waters and an exotic touch ideal for relaxation.

You find many spots on Paros where the rocks form an impressive landscape with little harbours ideal for tanning and enjoying the water.

Drinking and Dining

Almost every village on Paros has good food choices. In Parikia and Naoussa there are dozens of good eateries. You must try the octopus, of course.

We already mentioned the lively nightlife that can be found around the waterfront bars.

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