Parikia Town

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Parikia Town
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland23,666 contributions
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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kdpei_8
Charlottetown, Canada99 contributions
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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
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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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,726 contributions
A friendly city which was more convenient for me to stay than picturesque and laid-back Nauousa The ancient city has everything, historical buildings, narrow charming streets, lovely taverns with great traditional Greek fare or fresh sea catches and sandy beaches around. The port just in the city center as well as main bus station to take you around the island, the airport not far away. The time does fly so quickly, its relax here, especially after the sunset. And I felt very safe at night while strolling the Frankish Castle area.
Written October 17, 2020
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Jelica V
Kragujevac, Serbia208 contributions
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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Lynn
Regensburg, Germany9 contributions
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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A Midlife Adventure
Dursley, UK900 contributions
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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pinksnip
Minster Lovell, UK1,119 contributions
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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Mr P
Derby, UK3 contributions
I'm backpacking in Greece after 35 years and this place hasn't changed too much. Santorini was overrun by cruise ships and I fear Mykonos will be the same. The ships arriving in Paros are bigger than they were, but overall the character of Parikia hasn't really changed and is one of the best in the world. I'll be back and it won't be 35 years wait until next time.
Written June 6, 2022
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Julie M
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions
Parikia is the capital of Paros Island and you will arrive here at the port when you take the ferry from Athens. First of all it looks quite pedestrian with a small beach stretch with a variety of retaurants at the bay. We liked the Mira restaurant which is owned by a Swiss-Greek family. When you go a bit furhter into the town you will find some small cute shops with fashion and decoration stuff and bars. We liked to stay here for 2 days and enjoyed to stroll around the narrow streets between the white houses with blue doors a lot.
Written August 2, 2021
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