Paros Gulet Charter Guide Paros Gulet Charter Guide

Paros is located in the centre of the Cyclades islands, and is considered one of the most popular holiday destinations with unrivalled natural beauty, vast sandy beaches, crystalline seawaters and stunning scenery. The island’s area is 195 sq. km, its coastline is 120 km and there are 12,800 residents. This place is a cosmopolitan holiday destination with a well-developed tourism infrastructure.

Historically the island of Paros served as an administrative and commercial centre of the Aegean and often became the apple of discord for many conquerors (Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Turks), who all left their mark on the island. The ruins in the archaeological sites and the important historical monuments all over the island are testimony to the island’s great prosperity in the past. Paros was renowned in ancient times for its marble and provided the material for creating many famous monuments. This island has been the place of origin of famous ancient Greek sculptors, painters and poets. In 1207 Paros became a part of the Duchy of the Aegean and in 1537 it was conquered by the Turks.
Paroikia (Parkia)
Paroikia is the capital town of Paros Island, a very beautiful Cycladic town, built on the site of the ancient settlement. Paroikia was destroyed by the Turks in 1668. Ruins of the neoclassical and mediaeval periods can be seen lying among the small white cube-shaped houses. In summertime, the narrow streets of the traditional old town get filled with people enjoying the variety of popular shops, tavernas and restaurants.

Paros Map

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