Top things to do

Top Choice Cafe in Naoussa


Occupying a small corner in the Old Town, this cafe is big on flavour. One of the islands’ best breakfast menus awaits: superfood smoothies and shakes, a selection of homemade granola with sheep’s-milk yoghurt and t…
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


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…
Top Choice Bar in Naoussa

Sommaripa Consolato

The owner opened this elevated cafe-bar in the former home of his grandparents – how fortunate that it’s right in the hub of Naoussa’s small port (above Mario’s restaurant), making for great people-watching from the…
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…
Art Studio in Paros

Lefkes Ceramic Workshop

The Lefkes Ceramic Workshop features Kostas Fifas and his award-winning ceramic works. The unique crackle style was passed down by Kostas' father.
Park in Naoussa

Paros Park

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, a monastery, a cafe …
Greek in Parikia


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


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…