1 Day and 3 Day Paros Itinerary
1 Day Itinerary
08:00-11:00 – Visit Panagia Ekatontapiliani in the Port of Parikia. Start your day by visiting Panagia Ekatontapiliani – also known as the church of 100 doors. It is located within a short walking distance from the Port and there are signs to guide you there. (Note: Photographs are not allowed inside the church. And you are required to wear sleeves and pants or skirts that go below the knee.)
After viewing the stunning inside of the church, go around the back of the building. You can view the tile roof of the church from here and the path takes you to the Archeology Museum of Paros. The museum houses a marble statue of Gorgon. There is a small fee to enter.
11:00-17:00 – Explore the village of Naoussa. Next, walk to the bus station located next to the Port. Purchase a round trip ticket to the small fishing village of Naoussa. It’s approximately 10 km from the Port. Naoussa has plenty of shopping and it has an ancient Venetian castle. You can access some of the castle by foot, while most of it has been eroded over time.
Eat lunch in Naoussa. And if you have time before catching the bus back to Parikia, Piperi Beach is within walking distance.
18:00-20:00 – See the sunset at the Frankish Kastro. Take the bus back to Parikia before sunset. Your timing will need to be adjusted based on the time of year you’re visiting Greece. One of the best places to watch Paros sunset is the courtyard area of the Frankish Kastro. The Kastro (castle) is now part of the modern city, but you can still see remnants of the walls.
20:00-22:00 – Eat dinner in Parikia. Have dinner near the Port and watch the lights on the boats dance in the sea.
3 Day Itinerary
After your first day on the island, add-on these two days of fun to your itinerary. These experiences will require a car or taking the bus, depending on where you stay on the island…
Morning – Walk around Lefkes. Take in the amazing views and scenes of this high-elevation village. It will also give you insights into the Greek culture and how residents live in the mountains of Paros. The main square is a great place to start your walk, grab a coffee, and check out locally made products in the shops.
Afternoon and Evening – Relax at Golden Beach. The sandy Golden Beach area is the perfect place to spend a restful afternoon. Eat lunch and dinner here, and soak up the sun and sea in between. You can participate in various water sports and there is also a diving center.
Morning and Afternoon – Visit the fishing village of Aliki and go boating. Aliki has everything you need to spend a day of activities, beach, eating, shopping, and boating. You can take day trip boat excursions from Aliki to see the island from the sea.
Evening – Enjoy dinner and the sunset. For evening, either stay in Aliki for dinner and the sunset or go to Parikia. There are also some sunset cruises that you can book in Aliki.