The exquisite Paros island, homeland of the poet Arhilohos, gifted with beauty and picturesqueness, is impatient to welcome you.
Parikia (or Chora) is the biggest settlement of the island with 3,000 inhabitants. During the summer when the population doubles, life in Parikia becomes more vivid and its strolls are thronged with colorful and multi – lingual crowds of tourists.
Despite the quick development of the small town during the last few decades, Parikia manage to keep a great part of its island charm and never ceases to be a town steeped in history. Among the sightseeings are the Ekantotapiliani Church, the Archaeological Museum and the Frankish Monastery built by the Capuchins around 1700. The coast road leads to the hill of St. Anne with a unique view over the Aegean Sea. Here there are the ruins of Delion, a temple dedicated to Artemis of Delos and nearby the ruins of the Asklepeion and the temple of Pythian Apollo.
The commercial part of the town lies along the sea front. Here are most of the tavernas, restaraunts and bars, full of life during the tourist season. In Paroikia, there are nice beaches, like the Livadia, Krios, Marchelo, Kato Yialos, Delfini, which are close to the centre and the same time have the privacy of a beach.
Arriving at the port of Parikia, the coastal road to Livadia will bring you to “Sofia” Pension.