Sailing through the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea and
exploring the beautiful Cycladic Islands is a fantastic way to
enjoy your vacation in Greece. Paros has a plethora of pristine
beaches, secluded coves and small isles located off its coast
which you can visit by sailing boat. Sailing is a great skill to
learn and is also tremendous fun. The sense of achievement
gained after you have mastered the basics and can then take off
on your own is paramount to none. Paros is fortunate in have an
excellent dinghy sailing school at the Nautical Club of Paros.
Paros Nautical Club: is situated at the far end of
Livadia beach in the bay of Parikia. Its sandy beach, clear
waters and calm seas make an excellent location to begin
learning to sail. The club offers courses for complete beginners
up to more advanced sailing at very reasonable hourly rates. The
courses are tailored for individuals, small groups or groups of
up to ten people. The duration of the courses range from 2 hours
to multi-day courses but this can be flexible to suit individual
needs. Furthermore, for optimal learning and safety reasons,
class numbers are kept small. As well as learning the skills of
handling the craft, students also learn how to prepare their
boat and basic sailing and safety rules. All equipment and
tuition materials are included in the price and all the
instructors are extremely experienced and many have award at
national & international levels with certified coaching
Caique Excursions: Eurodivers Club organise delightful
excursions on their beautiful wooden boats for snorkelling,
diving, private sailings and daily cruises.
Fishing: Paros is a great place for fishing whether you are an
amateur or an experienced devotee of the sport. The southwest
and southeast coasts of the island offer the best opportunities
and you will find many likeminded souls in places like Alyki,
Makria Myti and all along the east coast from Esternio to Drios.
According to Greek laws, you are permitted to fish from any dock
but there are limits on the amounts of fish you can catch and
you should check with the local coast guards for guidance on
this as the regulations change from year to year. Underwater
fishing is allowed only during the hours of daylight and it is
recommended that you should signal your presence by using a
buoy. If you intend to rent a boat for the purpose of fishing
you should ensure that the boat owner is aware of this. You do
not need a fishing license if the boat is 15hp or under. On the
other hand, you should have either hold a license or obtain
permission from the port police if you are the owner of the
boat. Boats and fishing tackle and equipment can be bought in
many places across the island. For convenience, some are listed
Motor Boat Rentals: -Try Alexis Bizas based in Parikia,
(tel. 6944 209624) or Afros Yacht Services , also located in
Parikia at the entrance to the jetty. This latter not only rents
out boats but also has everything you require for boating. (tel.
Fishing tackle and equipment: - Polos shop: Parikia, behind OTE.
Underwater fishing equipment: - Bit of Salt is the only surf
shop on the island where not only can you get anything you
require for surfing but also equipment for underwater fishing.
You will find it on the road from Naoussa to Marpissa, (tel.
22840 42757 )