Paros Park at sunset.

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Paros Park

Top choice in Paros

This 80-hectare park north of Naoussa features impressive rock formations, caves, hidden coves and gorgeous beaches. There's a lot going on here, with three established walking trails, a museum, monastery, an ancient theatre that now hosts festivals and the extremely popular open-air Cine Enastron. There's also a lot of history – the Russian fleet was based here during the Russo-Turkish War (1768–74). The park is a 10-minute drive west, then north from Naoussa on the Agios Ioannis Detis Peninsula.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Paros attractions

1. Ancient Cemetery

5.63 MILES

North along the waterfront is a fenced ancient cemetery dating from the end of the 8th century BC. It was in use until the 3rd century AD. Excavations in…

2. Archaeological Museum

5.73 MILES

Fronted by four intricately carved stone sarcophagi, this museum harbours some important pieces, including a 5th-century BC Nike on the point of alighting…

3. Byzantine Museum

5.77 MILES

The Byzantine Museum, within the Panagia Ekatontapyliani compound, has a collection of icons and other artefacts.

4. Panagia Ekatontapyliani

5.77 MILES

The Panagia Ekatontapyliani, which dates from AD 326, is one of the finest churches in the Cyclades. The building is three distinct churches: Agios…

5. Windmill Roundabout


This beautifully intact Cycladic windmill sits right outside the main ferry terminal and is a central point in Parikia.

6. Frankish Kastro

5.96 MILES

Check out the outer walls of this fortress, built by the Venetian Duke Marco Sanudo of Naxos in AD 1260. Built with the stones from ancient buildings that…

8. Temple of Apollo

8.57 MILES

From Naxos Town Harbour, a causeway leads to the Palatia islet and the striking, unfinished Temple of Apollo, Naxos’ most famous landmark (also known as…