Greece travel

Parikia Paros

seafron of parikiaParikia is the Capital and main port of of Paros here are most of the interesting sights of the island and the centre of nightlife and shopping. In Parikia there are also many hotels, rooms, studios and self catering accommodation.
The town is built on the same location of the ancient city of Parikia that was inhabited since ancient times until today, and that is the reason that the town has so many ancient ruins and temples that parts of them used to build later constructions like the fortress of Marcos Sanudos (the frankish castle) the Ekatontapyliani church and others. The town extends to the edge of the frankish hill on top of which stands the monastery of Agioi Anargyroi. In recent years the town had an enormous growth (like most of the touristy Greek islands) . The positive factor is that the new buildings and constructions keep the Cycladic architecture and the local colour.

main market streetThe old town is dominated by the central market street with all kinds of shops. Small and narrow stone paved streets, arcades and benches with white washed cycladic houses .
The live part of the town though is on the other side of the old market street mainly along the water sea front left and right of the port and around the square of Manto Mavrogenous.
There are many beaches nearby and many of the holiday makers stay in Parikia. There are all kind of shops, many restaurants ,cafes, music bars and clubs and a cinema. From Parikia you can visit all villages and sights of Paros with the public buses (Paros KTEL)

parikianight at parikiabeach near parikia

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