Exploring the beautiful island of Paros is one of the best things to do while holidaymaking in Naxos. The Cyclades is a lovely island complex worth visiting, with each small oceanic paradise bringing something entirely new to the book of your Greek vacation memories. So, you may try from Naxos day trips to longer Naxos tours that may as well include some island-hopping adventures.
Now, if you had to pick a single destination outside Naxos to visit, that would definitely be the charming island of Paros. This popular and quaint little dot in the Aegean dazzles with the sandy shores, crystalline waters, raw natural beauty, fascinating topography, elegant Cycladic architecture, and the many opportunities to enjoy from windsurfing and scuba diving to wine tasting and open-air cinemas. No wonder most of Naxos tours include a stop at Paros.
If you feel intrigued by the idea of walking the cobbled streets of Paros, dotted with whitewashed houses and cubic-shapes houses with blue doors and the bougainvillea-filled balconies, here are some ideas to consider next time you are planning to spend your holidays in Naxos:
1. A full day at Paros
Naxos day trips that dedicate their entire time allowing you to unwind in the picture-perfect village of, say, Naousa, the colourful Piso Livadi port, and the bay’s golden sand beaches (i.e., see Logaras beach) are definitely not to be missed. While there, you may taste some delicious local cuisine, with fresh seafood dishes served at local, family-run tavernas and restaurants, hail a water taxi to take you to secluded coves and the most remote beaches of the island where you may dive into the heart-stopping underwater world, or even discover important landmarks, such as the iconic Orthodox Church, the Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani, in the island capital, Parikia. Depending on what you are after, there are always several Naxos tours to give authentic experiences – we are here to assist you find the ideal ones for your particular needs, so just ask us!
The end of all Naxos day trips usually sees visitors sipping a refreshing cup of coffee at one of the island’s cute seafront cafes, watching the sun vanishing behind the horizon, giving the Mediterranean sky a heart-stopping palette of colours. Then, your return finds you at the comfort of your luxury Kouros Art Hotel, one of the most exclusive Naxos hotels, ready to cater to your every requirement the finest and most exclusive way.
2. Sailing with your yacht
Skimming the waves of the bewildering Aegean with your luxury yacht or catamaran and dropping anchor in the open sea just outside Paros is another experience that you may enjoy. Several Naxos tours include sailing to Paros, snorkelling, swimming, and exploring the marine world around the island while also giving you the chance to step foot on Paros and admire the Venetian Castle, walk in the old market street, head to the ancient capital of Lefkes, hit the local beaches (various privacy levels), and treat your palate with mouth-watering tastes of traditional Paros cuisine before you get back onboard and return to one of the most elite Naxos hotels Greece – Kouros Art Hotel – and continue your Naxos Greece holidays in utmost splendour, exceptional facilities, and authentic Greek hospitality.
3. Island Hopping
Some Naxos tours offer you much more than visiting just one of the Cyclades islands. After all, the trip to Paros only takes around 30-minutes from the Naxos capital, which leaves you with plenty of time to see more of this gorgeous geographic region with the total of 220 islands! So, besides Paros, you may also include a stop at Mykonos, whose parties and vibrant night scene are legendary indeed, the archaeological site of Delos island, the volcanic lands of Santorini (the sunsets are amazing here too), and the religious site for the Orthodox, Tinos island, to name a few.
No matter which of Naxos tours you choose to go with, though, rest assured that the friendly receptionists at Kouros Art Hotel will be there to help accommodate every need you may have for a trully VIP stay. After all, we have been on the top of the best Naxos Greece hotels list for many years in a row for a good reason – well, probably more than one!