Parikia Town
Parikia Town
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  • gniteIrene
    Toronto, Canada805 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty Parikia
    Parikia is nestled on a small hill overlooking the port of Paros. We loved strolling the labyrinth like narrow, cobbled and painted alleyways. This is not just a tacky tourist area, as locals still live here, go about their business and close their shops for a few hours mid day. The whitewashed houses are draped in beautiful bougainvillea, and cats abound. The views at the top are gorgeous but the cafe with the view was closed when we were here in late April. The Frankish Castle is not open but what remains is very interesting. Old churches, shops, narrow steep stairs, great views and overall beauty entices one to come back again and again.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Pylon12
    Toronto, Canada325 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice typical Greek town
    This town is located at the main port in Paros. It is your typical Greek island town. These is a bus service located on the Main Street of the town which you can buy tickets and travel to other parts of the island like Nausa. There are lots of restaurants on the Main Street and you will also find quaint taverns within the town on the side streets. As part for the course there are also lots of small shops to see. You will find everything from clothing, shoe and jewelry stores and more. You can take a 10 minute ferry to Antiparos which is a must.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Traveller & Foodie
    Montreal, Canada4,227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Port where boats arrive, best sunset
    Parikia is the capital of Paros. We arrived at this port with our seajet. We came back to visit, and we did not regret the decision. The bus ride from Naoussa is less than two euros, better than taking a yellow taxi or transfer since they charge you over forty euros. Sorry, but most taxi drivers on the islands are greedy and rude; they charge exorbitant prices to tourists and don't negotiate much. We were happy to take the bus and visit this lovely town. Pirikia is where we saw the best sunset after Mykonos town. The city has quaint streets with cobble-stoned streets with good restaurants and bars. I highly recommend a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
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Lynn
Regensburg, Germany9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Parikia, sometimes also known as Paros City, is the main 'city' on the island of Paros. There you can find the old or even ancient and the new, lots of labyrinth-like narrow alleys, an old Venetian castle (or rather its remains), an Orthodox Church, cute cafés, shops, restaurants, mini markets, ... When on the island of Paros, make a visit to this 'city' and stroll through the streets and alleys.
Written September 20, 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Afraid that Paros had become too touristy I had avoided this island in recent times, but returned recently to find out that especially the old part of Parikia is still a very pleasant place to be (we also stayed there) and great to walk through at any time of the day. There are the usual tourist shops, of good quality quite often, also some cafés and restaurants, but they have not taken over everything as for example in Naoussa. There are plenty of areas, where one feels that they belong to the locals.

Apart from the lovely alleys, covered with flagstones, and the traditional Cycladic architecture of the houses, one will also find old churches, fountains from the 1770's, donated by a Parian, who had risen to high posts in the Ottoman Empire, and also parts of the Venetian castle (locally known as Frankish Castle), where remains of the Athena Temple, that once stood here, had been used.
Written August 11, 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Parikia is the main town on Paros and its capital. The part around the harbor is quite usual with a long stretch of bars, restaurants and hotels along the bay.
However, the most interesting part is set around the harbor to the right. This part is elevated and you can reach it climbing the stairs or ascending the winding streets from the main square - truly beautiful.
Written November 28, 2021
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Jelica V
Kragujevac, Serbia243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Parikia offers you everything you need with a bits of spectacularity: nice beaches, variety of tavernas and stroll along the coast, and on the other side spectacular sunsets and authentic old town center. The old town resembles Thira on Santorini, but with less crowd and with reasonable prices. It is authentic cycladic style. If you climb up to the Church of Agios Konstantinos you will have great vistas, and also to the Saint Ana Holy chapel. Enjoy the walks through small white streets of old town, enjoy the great variety of tasty food, and sunset every day. The beaches are nice, you can easily spend the whole day, but they are definitely not the best ones on Paros. However, everything is very near to Parikia, because the island is so small, so I think that it is a good choice for your stay, and better than Noussa for 2 reasons: reasonable prices and less crowd!
Written August 4, 2021
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kdpei_8
Charlottetown, Canada84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Love this wonderful little town. It is full of wonderful shops, great restaurants and friendly people. Lots of fun to sit at a cafe and watch the world go by - the ferries and people arriving bg, fishing boats and yachts. Beautiful church's and awesome sunsets
Written May 9, 2022
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gniteIrene
Toronto, Canada805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Parikia is nestled on a small hill overlooking the port of Paros. We loved strolling the labyrinth like narrow, cobbled and painted alleyways. This is not just a tacky tourist area, as locals still live here, go about their business and close their shops for a few hours mid day. The whitewashed houses are draped in beautiful bougainvillea, and cats abound. The views at the top are gorgeous but the cafe with the view was closed when we were here in late April. The Frankish Castle is not open but what remains is very interesting. Old churches, shops, narrow steep stairs, great views and overall beauty entices one to come back again and again.
Written May 31, 2023
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pinksnip
Minster Lovell, UK1,846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Recently come home from 2 week stay in Paros. Before we booked did some research into the areas. Piarikia and Noussa, seemed to be the most lively. In the end out. I’ll as was between the two on the hill side. Neither were far away 5 mins to Pairilkia in the car and Noussa was 10. Out of the two we found pairikia to be better, as Noussa was very busy and eating in the restaurants we were very close to other tables. With covid still around we didyreally like it.lovely to walk around and have a drink, but because of the street lays outs being so small and winding you had no choice but to be close.
Piarikia has lots of little winding streets, with boutiques and restaurants dotted around. But it also has a long sea front, which gives you more room, and the ability to see the most gorgeous sunsets too. The area has a large port with 6 different ferry companies taking you to local islands and also Athens. On occasion a cruise ship would pull, which was quite interesting to watch.
You can get something for everyone, from cheap eats to high end restaurants. Majority are middle of the road prices.
This is our first time in Paros and I would definitely return to this area next t8me too.
Written August 9, 2021
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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK2,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
As a capital Parikia has everything you need from the stroll along the seafront lined with endless reassurances and cafes to the labyrinth of typical Greek alleyways displaying beautiful Greek homes to hidden churches and shops galore.
Having visited both Santorini and Mykonos it is certainly not that busy but it’s getting there and that’s what put us off slightly.
On a positive note the port itself which is basically at the centre of the seafront isn’t as disorganised as other Greek ports we’ve passed through.
Written July 22, 2022
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Oilibhear
Ennis, Ireland140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We returned to Paros recently after almost 30 years fearful that it would have changed hugely from the lovely island that we remember. We were delighted to find that while Parikia had certainly changed and grown larger and busier it has not been ruined in the same way that Mykonos and Santorini arguably have.

It remains a working town with a good balance between that aspect and the need to cater for an ever growing numer of tourists. The people remain friendly and there is a great selection of restaurants and shops which have not overwhelmed the beautiful winding streets.

We had a most pleasant 5 night stay and will certainly not wait three decades before our next visit!
Written October 1, 2022
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Pylon12
Toronto, Canada325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This town is located at the main port in Paros. It is your typical Greek island town. These is a bus service located on the Main Street of the town which you can buy tickets and travel to other parts of the island like Nausa. There are lots of restaurants on the Main Street and you will also find quaint taverns within the town on the side streets. As part for the course there are also lots of small shops to see. You will find everything from clothing, shoe and jewelry stores and more.
You can take a 10 minute ferry to Antiparos which is a must.
Written August 19, 2023
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