Why choose Paros?
The island of Paros is located in the heart of the Cyclades cluster, several sailing hours from the capital of Athens. Paros is recognized by the multinational tourist community as an island of beautiful beaches and charming villages, with one of the oldest traditions in the Mediterranean in terms of grape cultivation and wine making. All over Paros it is possible to witness the beauty of whitewashed Cycladic architecture, in form of fishing settlements set against the backdrop of lush greenery of Paros. During the summer months, Paros becomes a hot spot for water-sports, particularly windsurfing and kitesurfing, because of the strong wind Meltemia, that can be found on specific areas of the island.
What to do and see on your yacht charter in Paros?
Parikia is the capital of Paros and it stands as a transportation hub for the Cyclades region. On the island of Paros, there are many things to see and experience, both in terms of cultural and historic heritage and glorious natural treasures. There is a well preserved 13th century Venetian fort in the centre of Parikia and a 6th century church of Katapoliani. The museums on the island of Paros are very well supplied with artefacts from the island`s history. The list includes the Byzantine Museum, the Parikía Byzantine Museum and the Archaeological Museum. There are many colourful villages on the island, like the traditional Naoussa or Marpissa villages.The beaches of Paros are well preserved, in terms of general cleanliness, facilities and natural elements. The beach of Kalóyeros offers a potential for an effective spa in form of clay rocks scattered around the coastline. Other noteworthy beaches include Pounda and Golden beach, popular places for windsurfing enthusiast to visit because of strong winds that occur here. There are also the famous beaches of Loyaras, Pisso Livadi, Kalogeros and Santa Maria. Impressive white rock formations can be found on Kolymbithres beach, formed by the erosion of salt and wind. Surrounding Paros are plenty of small isles and bigger islands, all potential targets for one day sailing excursions or fish picnics: Antiparos, Naxxos, Mykonos, Delos and Santorini, to name a few.
Sailing season - When to charter in Visit Paros Island?
The best time to visit Paros is between May and October, when the temperatures of air and sea make the ideal conditions for leisure activities and a relaxed approach to summer enjoyments. The months of July and August are considered to be the peak of the summer seasons for Paros, meaning crowds are to be expected on every turn, particularly on the more popular beaches or places to eat or to have fun. Late Spring or early Autumn are also good timetable options for visiting Paros, because the temperatures stay relatively close to those in Summer, with the exceptions being crowd of tourists and the high prices.