Top things to do in Parikia

Top Choice Cafe in Parikia

Cafe Distrato

Dine outside under a leafy canopy at this friendly place that will draw you back time and again. This casual all-day cafe exudes wholesomeness, and is attached to a shop selling local food products. The crowd-pleasi…
Top Choice Cafe in Parikia

Symposium

A gorgeous location under a massive bougainvillea tree adds to the delicious light meals, sophisticated atmosphere and tasteful jazz and classical music to make this a top place to hang out in Parikia. Head into the…
Top Choice Museum in Parikia

Archaeological Museum

Behind the Panagia Ekatontapyliani, this museum is a cool escape into the island’s past. It harbours some marvellous pieces, including a 5th-century BC Nike on the point of alighting and a 6th-century BC Gorgon also…
Church in Parikia

Panagia Ekatontapyliani

The Panagia Ekatontapyliani, which dates from AD 326, is one of the finest churches in the Cyclades. The building is three distinct churches: Agios Nikolaos, the largest, with superb columns of Parian marble and a c…
Greek in Parikia

Ephessus

Sit in the beachfront, lantern-filled garden, then dig into a dish of Greek or Anatolian cuisine from Ephessus’ wood-fired oven, and you’ll understand why this restaurant is so popular. Setting, service and food are…
Greek in Parikia

Levantis

A vine-covered courtyard and simple, whitewashed interior with splashes of modern art create a polished setting for some of the Cyclades’ finest contemporary Greek cuisine. The menu makes for hungry reading – choose…
Bar in Parikia

Bebop

Climb the steps up to this cool-cat waterfront spot with no shortage of outdoor areas, including a sunset-primed rooftop terrace. There’s a long list of coffee and cocktail options, as well as fine sangria. Keep an …
Ruins in Parikia

Frankish Kastro

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 once stood on this site, you can find remnants from the arch…
International in Parikia

Little Green Rocket

Fresh and fun waterfront restaurant-bar, with a small but varied menu grabbing influences from all over (yakitori, curry, burritos). It’s a good spot for a lazy drink too. Panos and his team have got things working …
Bar in Parikia

Koukoutsi

On the inland back corner of the main square, this local hangout is a gem. Small and lively, with walls covered in posters and wooden benches filled with cushions, come here to mix with locals, nibble on mezedhes an…