Paros the picturesque, is one of the largest of the Cycladic islands. Its capital Parikia, is built roughly in the centre of the west coast, around a large sheltered bay.
Behind its cosmopolitan facade, lies a charming city with narrow streets, ancient monuments, small bridges & fountains, neoclassical houses next to the traditional Cycladic style white houses, a 13th century Venetian castle, and the Church of 100 doors (Panayia Ekatontapiliani), one of the most important early Christian monuments in Greece, dating back to 4th century.
On the northeastern part of the island lies the traditional fishing village of Naoussa, which has retained its character since the 15th century. Paros is surrounded with magnificent long white sand beaches.