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2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2021

Walking, hiking and trekking on PAROS




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(last update on the 23rd of December 2021)

*** = very beautiful

**** = exceptional

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1. Capes Kórakas and Almyrós

2. Léfkes - Agios Ioánnis Kaparós - Agios Geórgios - Aneratzá - Kamári - Alykí ***  + Gpx

3. Léfkes - Kavouropótamos - Aspro Chorió ***  + Gpx 

4. Léfkes - Panagía Thapsanoón - Parikiá ***

5. Léfkes - Pródromos and back (the byzantine road) ****  + Gpx

6. Parikiá ***

7. Parikiá - Panagía Thapsanoón - Agios Minás - Maráthi - Náoussa

8. Parikiá - Panagía Thapsanoón and back

9. Parikiá - Panagía Thapsanoón - Pígados - Léfkes ***

10. Poúnta - Voutákos - Alykí

11. Pródromos - Léfkes ***

12. Pródromos - Márpissa - Píso Livádi - Dryós

Together with Náxos the island of Páros takes a very particular place among the Cyclades. After Náxos and Andros, it is the biggest island of the Cyclades, just before Tínos: its surface area is 195 km² and also its population is quite large, namely about 10.000 inhabitants. Páros is situated fairly centrally and therefore many boat connections stop there. Long distance connections to Santoríni, to Kos and Ródos, to Ikaría and Sámos or to Amorgós often stop in Páros, but also the line Thessaloníki - Iráklio (Crete) for example calls in at Páros. 
In addition, there are a lot of connections with Sýros, Náxos,  Ios and many other Cycladic islands, especially due to the interesting connections of the Aqua Jewel and the Artemis, two boats which are the successors of the old Panagía Tinoú and the Panagía Chozoviótissa.
Finally, there are in Summer many supplementary (rapid) connections with Náxos, Mýkonos, Ios, etc. 
In this way, travelers often have to change at the island of Páros, for example to go from Amorgós to Folégandros or Sífnos.  

Boats leaving from the Piraeus arrive at the harbour of Parikiá after 5 to 6 hours. Parikiá is a thriving city, especially thanks to the busy harbour. It also has a very attractive old city centre, with amongst others the famous church of the Panagía Ekantondapilianí or Katapolianí (with the 100 doors) and with the beautiful Kástro. From the harbour there are frequent bus connections with Náoussa, with Léfkes via Maráthi, with Pródromos, Márpissa, Píso Livádi and with Driós, Alikí, etc.

Náoussa is the second biggest town of Páros and it has one of the most beautiful fishing harbours on the Cyclades. From Náoussa you can get to the beaches in the neighbourhood – possibly by taking a small boat. Especially the beaches around Kolymbíthres are very pleasant.

Léfkes is a really beautiful town, centrally located at about 15 km from Parikiá. The houses are built in the shape of an amphitheatre around the church of Agia Triáda.

Other places of interest are the old marble mines of Maráthi (on the road to Léfkes), the butterfly valley of Petaloúdes and of course the marvellous beaches: the beach of Kriós on the other side of the bay of Parikiá, the beaches around Náoussa with especially the beach of Kolymbíthres, the many beaches between Píso Livádi and Driós with the popular Golden Beach... 

Also because the distances on Paros are greater than e.g. on Sífnos, Folégandros or Amorgós, Paros is not that easy to walk, and the real old paths are not that numerous either. Nevertheless, there are some very beautiful routes, such as of course the famous "Byzantine road" and the kalderimi in the valley of the Kavouropótamos.

As always, the map in the Anavasi series is the best: on the 2018 edition the most special trails are marked, numbered 1 to 5. The best center to start from is Léfkes, because that's where the trails [1],
[2], [3] and [4] start or end. The path Parikiá - Moní Thapsanoón is not numbered and the coastal path from Poúnta to Alykí is not shown on the map.



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Panoramic view on the Katapolianí church in Parikiá


The church of  Agios Konstandínos on the Kástro in Parikiá

The beautiful "Byzantine road" from  Pródromos to Léfkes 


 The monastery of the Panagía Thapsanoón