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THINGS TO DO ON PAROS

Naousa has great shopping and many restaurants in the cute alleys surrounding the town center - make sure to bookmark some time to walk around and explore the town. While our wedding is focused on the northern part of the island, make sure not to overlook the rest of the island. The larger port town of Paroika also has fun shopping and some great bars and restaurants. The southern half of the island has a number of wonderful beaches and restaurants that are accessible with a short drive (under 30 minutes). For a full day trip, take the ferry over to the neighboring island of Antiparos or rent a boat to explore the coast and the hidden coves.

Below you will find some recommendations on things to do. If you want further information check out this guide by Greeka.

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RESTAURANTS AND BARS

Sigi Ikthios - Picture a perfect taverna overlooking a perfect Greek fishing port. You’re picturing Sigi Ikthios. Have dinner at this spot overlooking the port of Naousa for amazing views and fresh fish.

Reservations suggested, but they do walk-ins as well.


Siparos - A short drive from Naoussa, this restaurant has incredible views of the sunset.

Reservations suggested if you would like to eat at sunset.


Stou Fred - While technically in the port town of Paroika, we highly suggest this incredible restaurant if you’re looking for an upscale dinner while on the island - the chef blends French and Greek cuisine in a set menu for an unforgettable experience.

Reservations are necessary as they do not take walk ins.


Nona Crema - skip the other gelato spots directly around the water and head to Nona Crema in Naoussa. You’ll thank us later.


Pita Frank - If you are coming all the way to Greece, you will have to get a souvlaki. For a late night snack or a midday meal on the go in Naoussa we suggest Pita Frank. Note that it closes at 1AM, don’t make our mistake and forget to prioritize it as a stop on your night out.


Agosta - chic cocktail bar, perfect for an after dinner drink, overlooking the water on both sides of the building in Naoussa

Barbarossa - if you want to order a bottle of champagne at a table overlooking the water while other tourists from New York twirl napkins while THEIR bottle service arrives with sparklers, this is for you. It is a bit of a scene, but is a long time staple of Naoussa


Linardo - due to COVID this was closed when we visited last year, but Morgan has very fond memories of this club in Naoussa from her teenage years

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BEACHES

Near to Naoussa (10-15 minute drive) are Santa Maria, Kolymbithres, and Monastiri Beaches. Note that both Monastiri and Kolymbithres are popular, so try to get there before 11:00 if you want a seat!

Santa Maria-the beach has full-service sunbeds and overlooks the nearby island of Naxos.

Monastiri Beach (also the wedding location!)- this beach has very calm water that extends for over 100M before getting waist deep, making it a good location for small kids and water sports (paddle boards and paddle boats are available for rent). The beach club has a walk up bar and sit-down service.

Kolymbithres- this beach is more bare-bones, but overlooks beautiful rock formations and is one of the most picturesque on the island. There is also a sailing school here (dinghies and small keelboats).

There are numerous beaches around the island, but these two are worth the drive if you plan on going further afield.

Golden Beach- on the southeast coast of Paros, this beach has multiple beach clubs and, as the name would suggest, is famous for its golden sand. Plus Justin and Hayley Bieber hung out here.

Pounda Kite Beach- this long sandy beach is the center for for kitesurfing on the island. While they offer lessons for the adventurous amongst you, it is also impressive to watch. There is also a ferry to Antiparos just north of the beach.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

Boating-If you’re in Paros for a more extended stay, we highly recommend booking a day on a boat that will take you around the island and the neighboring island of Antiparos. Regaki tours (https://regaki75.wixsite.com/regaki-boat) offers non-private group trips on a Catamaran, either all day or for a sunset cruise. Salty Cruises (https://www.saltycruises.gr/), operated by the same family as Regaki, offers a smaller boat for up to 10 that you can book for a private group. Pantasoulas Cruises (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g642170-d14869398-Reviews-Pantasoulas_Daily_Cruises-Naoussa_Paros_Cyclades_South_Aegean.html) offers a day cruise on a more traditional Greek fishing boat. There are multiple other day trip providers on the island as well.

Hiking- if you want a little bit of exercise mixed with your ancient history, hike up to the ancient Mycenean Acropolis about 10 minutes from Naoussa.

Village of Lefkes- this traditional village in the center of Paros is a short drive from Naoussa (15minutes). It has some picturesque sightseeing from the highest point on the island and is a great stopping point if you plan to go to the southern part of the island.

Visit Antiparos - Paros’ small neighboring island, home to beautiful beaches and picturesque villages, a short ferry ride from the south port of the island and a great day trip.

Things To Do: Guest Info
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