The island of Paros, located at the heart of the Cyclades, is one of the most popular holiday destination in Greece. The island offers a wide range of activities to satisfy the needs of all visitors.
If you just want to enjoy the sun and the sea while indulging in the most natural spa Kalóyeros beach is the place for you. Surrounded by red and green clay rocks, it offers a really effective spa! Cover your body with clay and dry in the sun then wash in the sea and your body will feel softer than ever!
Another way to enjoy the natural beauty of the island is by trekking. Walk along ‘strates’, paths created by farmers in order to transport their goods across the island. The Lefkes trail will take you to Prodromos village, after approximately an hour going past slopes and cultivated fields and over a small Byzantine bridge. From Marpissa village with its picturesque windmills you walk along a cobbled path to Saint Antonios Monastery. Going further uphill you reach the ruins of the Venetian town and the Castle.
However, you can enjoy the fresh air and the incredible blue of the Aegean on horseback! There are two horse-riding centers. Ambelas, by the sea, where you can ride along the sandy beaches or if you prefer the inland then go for a ride at Ysterni.
But Paros has gained popularity and fame fairly recently due to its availability of watersports. The numerous sandy beaches on the island are perfect for beach volley and beach soccer. In addition the excellent wind conditions ‘meltemi’ makes it top choice for surfers of any kind. No wonder the Professional Windsurfers Association holds its annual race in Chryssi Akti. There are plenty of surfing clubs on many beaches providing full equipment to rent or buy, and professional instructions for all levels, from beginners to more advanced surfers.
If you are an extreme sport lover then head for Pounda Beach. Kiteboarding combines the thrill and excitement of windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing, skiing and even paragliding. The long sandy beach allows you to enjoy your sport without any hazardous obstacles, no wonder it has become an international kiteboarding location.
Of course there is more beauty underwater, caves, rocky formations, rare species of fish all awaiting for you to explore. At Nea Chryssi Akti, Santa Maria and Pounda you can enjoy scuba diving or just snorkeling. Training is also available.
There are sports for all the family to enjoy. At the beach an experienced instructor will assist you with your choice. You can choose anything from a Banana, Tubering, Sofa to Aquaglide rides. The children will definitely will have the time of their life at the waterpark in Kolymbithres with waterslides and lots of fun.
Whatever activity you will choose you will not get bored and that’s a fact!