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Where To Stay on Paros, Greece in 2021 – The Ultimate Guide

Where To Stay on Paros, Greece in 2021 – The Ultimate Guide

A Guide to the best hotels in Paros and the best resorts in Paros for holidays in Greece
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My last visit to Paros, Greece is already a few years ago. However, I am still dreaming of its pristine beaches and all its water sport options. Indeed, Paros offers something for every taste: white mountain villages, sandy beaches, watersports, and party towns like Naoussa.

With so many options, it might not be easy to choose in which Paros resorts to stay during your holidays in Paros, and that’s why I decided to write this guide to Paros holidays.

However, with a bit of preliminary information, I can assure you to find your perfect location to stay in Paros, be it close to the beach, in a hip party town, or quaint mountain villages. After spending a bit more than a week on Paros, Greece, I want to show you my favorite places to stay on the island in this concise guide to Paros holidays.

After being off-radar for many years, the Cycladic island of Paros is nowadays a great alternative to other very coveted Greek islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos.

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Overview: Best Accommodation in Paros, Greece

HotelTop FeatureWherePrice
Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels *****Top DesignNaoussaCheck here
Minois Village Boutique Suites & Spa *****Best SpaParikiaCheck here
Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa *****Best Boutique HotelParasporosCheck here
Cove Paros *****Best Luxury HotelNaoussaCheck here
Paros Agnanti Hotel *****Best Hotel in ParikiaParikiaCheck here
Saint George Hotel ****Best Beach HotelChrissi AktiCheck here

How to get to Paros?

You can either opt between a flight to Paros airport or take a ferry from Athens. – Check here the flight rates to Paros

Ferries to/from Paros

Tickets for Athens- Paros (One Way or Round Trip)
Tickets for Mykonos – Paros (One Way or Round Trip)
Tickets for Santorini- Paros (One Way or Round Trip)
Tickets for Naxos – Paros (One Way or Round Trip)

What to consider when looking for Hotels in Paros?

As the Cycladic island of Paros has many different landscapes on a very concentrated surface, it is crucial to know what you expect from your holidays in Paros, in order to choose the best place to stay on the island.

So, before you choose a hotel in Paros, Greece, first decide if you want party holidays, quieter locations, amazing hiking trails, nature or remote beaches so that you can opt for the best place where to stay in Paros.

You think it all comes down to Parikia or Naoussa? However, there are plenty of more options that I am going to elaborate on here!

The opinions expressed in this post are based upon my stay in Paros, Greece during which I explored the island from North to South, and East to West during a bit more than a week, and tried out several different accomodation places in Paros.

Related: 14 Amazing Villa Rentals on Paros

1. Where to stay on Paros if you are a Party Animal

Naoussa

If you love celebrating and don’t want to miss a good party, then Naoussa is your place to stay in Paros. The village does not only lure you with its very scenic setting in a bay, but it’s also the most international and coveted beach resort on Paros and therefore has some of the best resorts on Paros as well.

Many travelers visit Naoussa at least once during their stay on Paros for (artisan) shopping or to have a romantic dinner in one of the countless taverns in the harbor. 

During the summer, many festivities are celebrated, and sometimes, you might even be invited to join the celebrations.

From all the villages on Paros, Naoussa has one of the best-preserved and scenic historic town centers. White houses framed with pink bougainvilleas, narrow cobbled streets; you’ll find it all in Naoussa, Paros.

Naoussa is also home to several quaint boutique hotels that you should definitely try out if you are looking for accommodation in Paros island.

The best beaches near Naoussa are Kolymbithres, Monastery, and Agioi Anargyroi.

Where to eat: Le Sud

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Sunset in Naoussa

Best Places to Stay in Naoussa

Budget

Hotel Senia – Onar Hotels Collection
Katikia Malatesta
Hotel Mary **

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel ****
Mrs. Armelina by Mr&Mrs White Hotels
Zefi Hotel & Suites ****
Madaky Hotel 

Luxury & Resort

Astir of Paros *****
Cove Paros *****
Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels *****

2. Where to stay on Paros for Hiking Holidays

Lefkes

The best place to stay in Paros for hiking holidays is definitely Lefkes. Not only is it one of the prettiest villages on the island, but due to its location in the center of the island, Lefkes is also the ideal departure point for many hikes and has of the some the best accommodation in Paros, Greece.

Lefkes, the first capital of Paros, is surrounded by mountains and offers a breathtaking view of Naxos.

The city center is one of the quaintest that you can find on Paros: narrow cobbled streets, traditional whitewashed houses, Venetian architecture, bougainvilleas growing all over the roofs, and some of the best hotels in Paros, Greece.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Paros for hiking, Lefkes is a great option! Paros has more than 35 km of hiking trails and Lefkes is the departure point for the oldest trail on the island: the Byzantine Route.

There are several trails, including one to the lighthouse and Monastiri beach is a well-kept secret among locals.

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Town Center of Lefkes

Best Places to Stay in Lefkes

Budget

Traditionally designed apt for 4 ppl in Lefkes
Cyanea — Sky Blue studio
Sweet Path Villa

Mid Range

Studio Calypso
Villa Byzantino
Sweet Home

Holiday Homes

Green House with Sea View
Agiasi Villas
Beautiful traditional house with private terraces and jacuzzi

3. Best Areas in Paros for Beach Holidays

Most visitors that travel to Paros come to the Cycladic islands to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday.

Even when it comes to beaches, Paros has something to offer for every taste, and you should definitely consider it when you look where to stay in Paros, Greece.

There are party beaches like Punda Beach but you can also find a lot of hidden bays and pristine, secluded beaches like in Santa Maria, the best area to stay in Paros if you want to disconnect.

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1. Golden Beach

Golden Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Paros. With its 700 m of golden sand, it’s popular among windsurfers and swimmers alike, and therefore, one of the best places to stay in Paros.

The beach is well connected to public transport and has all commodities like hotels, apartments, and restaurants closeby.

Best Places to Stay in Golden Beach

Budget

Hotel Ivi **
Porto Paradiso
Hotel Fisilanis **

Mid Range

Amaryllis Beach Hotel ***
Golden Sand Paros 
Dryades Family Hotel ***

Luxury

Poseidon of Paros Hotel & Spa *****
Saint George Hotel ****
Summer Senses Luxury Resort *****

2. Aliki

Aliki town is part of the nicest Paros town as it has 3 beaches and has it all to spend your dream beach holidays. The first beach is located in the city center, with soft golden sand, shallow sea, and is also equipped with all facilities.

Towards the end of the resort, the beaches of Piso Aliki and Agios Nikolaos are a great place to stay in Paros if you’re looking for more remote, laid-back beach options.

Located at the west end and on a strip of coarse sand and pebbles, these beaches are never too crowded. Pine trees are providing shade.

When staying in Aliki, you should definitely taste the sun-dried octopus in one of the countless taverns. Some of them put their tables straight on the shore so that you’ll have lunch with your feet in the water.

Best Places to Stay in Aliki

Budget

Evi Rooms **
Amaryllis Beach Hotel ***
Angeliki Seaside Hotel **

Mid Range

Aphrodite Boutique Hotel ***
Galatis Beach Hotel ***

Luxury

Parosland Hotel ****
Narges ****

3. Santa Maria

If you are looking for off-the-beaten-track and remote beaches, I recommend staying in Santa Maria, in the northern part of the island.

The coastline is divided into two golden sandy beaches, both with gorgeous views on the neighbor island Naxos. Water is particularly clear and thus perfect for snorkeling.

However, you should know that there’s a campsite located behind the beaches, which makes it a bit crowded in the summer months but otherwise, you can really put it on the list from the best places to stay in Paros, Greece.

Best Places to Stay in Santa Maria

Mid Range

Seven Santa Maria
Surfing Beach Village Paros ***

Luxury

Paros Comfy Suites
White Dunes Luxury Suites ****

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Sundried Fish and Octopus is a Paros’ specialty

4. Naoussa

The scenic town of Naoussa is the perfect base to explore less crowded beaches like Kolymbithres, Agios Ioannis, Agioi Anargyroi, Piperi or Monastiri beach.

You can perfectly stay for a week in Naoussa and explore a new beach every day. Naoussa is also the perfect base to explore the natural park of Ai Yiannis Detis, packed with hiking trails and hidden bays. On top, it has some of the best accomodation in Paros, Greece.

In case you travel between June and September, you should attend the park’s annual festival including outdoor cinema films, events and moonlight concert. All this only a few meters away from the beach!

Best Places to Stay in Naoussa

Budget

Hotel Senia – Onar Hotels Collection
Katikia Malatesta
Hotel Mary **

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel ****
Mrs. Armelina by Mr&Mrs White Hotels
Zefi Hotel & Suites ****
Madaky Hotel 

Luxury & Resort

Astir of Paros *****
Cove Paros *****
Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels *****

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Naoussa Sunset

4. Where to stay on Paros for Watersports

Naoussa

Naoussa is again a great place to stay in Paros if you’re planning a more active holiday. Indeed, the town has a sailing club which offers lessons for adults and kids in laser, skiff boats and much more. Get more info on sailing in Paros here.

Naoussa is located close to the Park of Paros, and hosting a water ski school and SUP rental facilities, guaranteeing loads of action and fun during your holidays in Paros.

Best Places to Stay in Naoussa

Budget

Hotel Senia – Onar Hotels Collection
Katikia Malatesta
Hotel Mary **

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel ****
Mrs. Armelina by Mr&Mrs White Hotels
Zefi Hotel & Suites ****
Madaky Hotel 

Luxury & Resort

Astir of Paros *****
Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels *****
Cove Paros *****

Golden Beach

The Golden Beach is the hotspot for windsurfers. Several clubs are offering rental equipment and lessons. It’s one of Paros’ longest beaches and is famous for its windy conditions.

However, you’re not limited to take only windsurf lessons. Most clubs also rent SUP boards, tubes, kayak, kitesurf and much more.

Best Places to Stay in Golden Beach

Budget

Hotel Ivi **
Porto Paradiso

Mid Range

Amaryllis Beach Hotel ***
Golden Sand Paros 

Luxury

Poseidon of Paros Hotel & Spa *****
Saint George Hotel ****

5. Where to stay on Paros for the Undecided

Parikia

For those who want the perfect mix between hiking, beach holidays and lively evenings out, I recommend staying in Parikia, the capital of Paros.

As many travelers just see the town as arrival or departure harbor for ferries, Parikia preserved a certain authentic character and lures with whitewashed houses and churches.

Many hotels in Parikia are still family-owned and are part of the best places to stay in Paros.

Livadia, the main beach of the capital, is only 5 minutes’ walk away from the city center. My favorite restaurant, Coralli, serves the best seafood and Greek specialties at very affordable prices and great service.

Parikia was my base during my holidays in Paros and I couldn’t be happier with my choice.

Scooter and car rental facilities are all in walking distance, public transport would bring me to almost any beach on the island and I finished all my days with long walks in the beautiful ancient town center.

Check here the cheapest rates for car rentals in Paros

Best Luxury Hotels in Paros, Greece, best view of Paros Agnanti Hotel
Paros Agnanti Hotel

Best Places to Stay in Parikia

Budget

Margarita Studios
Kounados Apartments 

Mid Range

Hotel Oasis **
Captain Manolis **

Luxury

Apollon Boutique Hotel ***
Archipelagos Resort & Villas *****

Design and Wellness

Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa *****
Paros Agnanti Hotel *****
Minois Village Boutique Suites & Spa *****

Naoussa

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated, but touristy place to stay in Paros, which is still close to most attractions, Naoussa is the best option and one of the best villages of Paros island, Greece.

It comes with a more “elegant”, but also more crowded touch than Parikia and has by far more dining and leisure options, making it one of the nicest towns on Paros.

Naoussa town center is packed with art galleries and artisan jewelry shops. Most discos and clubs on Paros are located in Naoussa. Thus, it’s perfect if you want to enjoy a long night out.

To sum up, the atmosphere in Naoussa can be easily compared to Mykonos.

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Naoussa by K Vergas

Best Places to Stay in Naoussa

Budget

Hotel Senia – Onar Hotels Collection
Katikia Malatesta

Mid Range & Boutique Hotels

Stelia Mare Boutique Hotel ****
Mrs. Armelina by Mr&Mrs White Hotels
Zefi Hotel & Suites ****
Madaky Hotel 

Luxury & Resort

Astir of Paros *****
Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels *****
Cove Paros *****

6. Where to stay on Paros for Luxury Hotels

In the last years, plenty of new luxury hotels and 5-star hotels opened their doors in Paros. That means that if you are looking to indulge in luxury and enjoy an exclusive experience, there are plenty of 5-star hotels in Paros and resorts in Paros, Greece to choose from.

Most of them enjoy a more remote location, in order to assure that you can absolutely unwind and disconnect. They are spread out throughout the island, but most luxury hotels in Paros can be found next to Naoussa, one of the most famous places of Paros.

My favorite part about luxury hotels in Paros is the refined mix of boutique-style, Greek architecture, and hospitality. They really know how to make you feel like a queen…or a king!

Best Luxury Hotels in Naoussa, Paros, Pool View of hotel Mr and Mrs White Paros
Mr and Mrs White Paros

Best Luxury Hotels in Paros, Greece

Parilio, a Member of Design Hotels *****
Cove Paros *****
Paros Agnanti Hotel *****
Summer Senses Luxury Resort *****
Astir of Paros *****

Best 5-Star Hotels in Paros with Spa & Wellness

Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa *****
Minois Village Boutique Suites & Spa *****
Poseidon of Paros Hotel & Spa *****
Summer Senses Luxury Resort *****

Related: Best 5-Star Hotels in Paros, Greece


What To Do in Paros, Greece?

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Secret Beaches near Santa Maria

The best thing about Paros is that it holds something for the taste of every traveler. Whether you’re up to chill on the beach, party in a hip, scenic Greek setting, improve your watersport skills, hiking or visiting archaeological sites.

The clear advantage of Paros to other Cycladic islands like Santorini, Naxos or Mykonos, is that the prices are competitive and that many visitors come from the Greek mainland. Thus, Paros preserved its authentic charm.

My favorite things to do in Paros, Greece include a day trip to Antiparos, a natural reserve, standup paddling, and discovering the hidden, pristine beaches in the bay of Santa Maria and Naoussa.

In order to get around in Paros, I recommend renting a car as public transport is limited. – Check here the cheapest rates for car rentals in Paros

Paros is also the perfect base to go on a cruise from Paros and day trips from Paros.

RELATED: 12 things To Do in Paros, Greece


Ferries to Paros


Accommodation Map Paros, Greece

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I hope this article helps to find your place to stay on Paros.

Do you still have doubts? Please do not hesitate to contact me, I am sure there will be a place on Paros that perfectly meets your needs.

Have you already been to Paros? I would love to hear about your favorite places to stay.

In order to get more information on tourism in Paros, Greece, I recommend the site of Visit Greece -Paros


FAQ: – Travel to Paros, Greece

Why You Should Visit Paros Now?

I decided to spend my holidays on Paros for the following reasons:
1. Easy to reach by ferry from Athens and other islands
2. Affordable prices in comparison to Santorini or Mykonos
3. Large cultural and historical options, with the marble quarry and several archaeological findings.

Even if Paros is not as touristy as its neighboring Cycladic islands, it as all you might expect from your perfect Greek holiday: white villages, mountains, spectacular views on the Mediterranean, Greek hospitality, little bays, a natural park, and amazingly fresh food.

What is the Best Time to Visit Paros?

The best time to visit Paros is, simply put, all year round.
If you’re looking for beach holidays and parties at night, I recommend visiting during the summer months from May-September. Be aware that this is the high-season in Paros. The hotel prices are a bit higher and the beaches a bit more crowded than during other periods of the year.

Parikia or Naoussa?

When looking for the best place to stay in Paros, Greece, Parikia or Naoussa might be the 2 main options. Parikia is great if you want to enjoy the authentic, calm Greek side of the island. Naoussa has plenty of stylish bars, restaurants and shops. It’s thus much more coveted and crowded.


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