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Top Choice Modern 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…
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 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, year-round. Setting, service …
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: super-food smoothies and shakes; a selection of homemade granolas with sheep’s-milk yoghurt and…
Top Choice Bar in Naoussa

Sommaripa Consolato

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


With tables practically on top of the sea, it’s not surprising that this tucked-away place specialises in seafood. Try steamed mussels and grilled calamari, or dig into shrimp saganaki or black risotto with cuttlefi…
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…
Museum in Parikia

Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine Museum, within the Panagia Ekatondapyliani compound, has a collection of icons and other artefacts.
Bar in Parikia


Ultracool and cavelike, Pirate is an ideal refuge within the Old Town (with superb drinks, to boot).
Cafe in Parikia

Cafe Distrato

This casual all-day cafe exudes wholesomeness, and is attached to a shop selling local food products. The crowd-pleasing menu lists crêpes, sandwiches, burgers, pastas and salads, plus coffee, cocktails or local win…