Τop 3+1 Activities Τo Do In Paros
for friends & families
The incredible island of Paros has so much to offer to travelling families and it is often voted one of the most popular and safe destinations for family holidays. You will discover stunning sunny beaches with crystal clear waters, rocky coves in idyllic landscapes, endless groves, delicious food and of course, the unsurpassed Greek hospitality.
We asked a local holiday specialist and parent to a little one – who lives in Paros to share his top things to do with your family on this family-friendly Greek island.
Water Park Fun in
Kids love water & slides and families visiting Paros have the opportunity to combine them both. Just 12 minutes outside of Naoussa, on the road to Monastiri beach, you can find of the largest water parks in Greece, AQUA PAROS. Parents and kids can enjoy a private beach, pool, 13 water slides, a lazy river and many other activities suitable for children older than 3 years old.
Operating period of the water fan park starts by the end of June till the end of August. There is water playground suitable for younger kids and games take place under the custody of the personnel.
The entrance prices are: 7€ for sunbed by the pool, 10€ for children up to 8 years old and 12€ for children from 8 years and up.
Folklore Art Museum of Cycladic Civilization:
The ultimate portal of the Greek cultural heritage
Benetos Skiadas, an ordinary fisherman, managed to revive the Greek Tradition by creating his unique, functional and handmade miniatures using materials only from the Cycladic land. And all these without making any draft or using any scientific instruments. He created them only by using the divine gifts with which he was born; observation, perception, passion for creativity. The result is excellent and all the miniatures function in a perfect way. All his memories and personal experiences were strongly impressed on his mind and prompted him – with the help of his skillful hands– to revive the tradition and his dreams.
The visitor can admire an all types of Greek ships such as warships, merchant ships and fishing boats which give you the impression that they are ready to sail. Gri-gri, drift-boats, steamships, sailing boats, triremes are all constructed with the traditional shipbuilding and are exact replicas of the genuine models.
Hiking, Swimming & Tons of Fun at the
Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros
The Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros is located at the northern end of the bay of Naoussa. The first project of its kind in the Cyclades, the Park is an 800.000m² peninsula and a protected area since 2009. It is an open, seaside space where you can hang out all year, day and night.
The area is of big historical, cultural and natural importance: traces of civilization found, range from the Geometrical period (8th cent. BC), all through the Russo–Turkish War (18th cent. AD). Visitors have the opportunity to see the famous 17th cent. monastery of St. John “Detis”, a 100-year old stone lighthouse, a modern shipyard, some beautiful “sculpted” granite rocks, indigenous flora and fauna and a museum featuring a permanent exhibition “The Island of Paros through the Russian cartography 1770-1774”.
At the Park area there are various beaches and swimming spots, while at the central beach Katholiko you can enjoy swimming in clear, shallow waters with beach umbrellas and tall trees for shade. Drinks and snacks are served at the Park’s beach-bar/restaurant.
The main beach has a beach volleyball net; a water-skiing school also operates on the premises. Various sports events are organized throughout the year, like the “Paros Triathlon” (every October), mountain bike tournaments and more.
The 7km signaled footpath network takes you around the whole peninsula, bringing you to places of exceptional beauty and historical importance and to various more “secret” beaches.
Every year, from June to September, the Festival at the Park hosts concerts, plays and other shows with important artists. The festival takes places at the stone-built amphitheater that looks out to the bay of Naoussa and the moonrise.
Periodical art exhibitions are hosted at the open-air gallery space.
The open-air cinema of the Park is situated at the far end of the main beach with regular film shows.
Social Events Hosting
The restaurant area of the Park is an open, shaded space right above the beach with view to the sea, and it is available for all kinds of receptions and parties, like weddings, mini-conferences and other events.
for a breathtaking rocky scenery
Climb the rock formations scattered throughout Kolymbithres Beach. Sculpted into smooth shapes by the sea and the wind over centuries, these formations separate the beach into small, intimate areas. Relax on a lounge chair on the white sand or swim among schools of fish through the still, clear water. A watersport shack offers kayaks, waterskies, and other equipment for hire. There are a few beach bars and taverns along the road leading to the beach, which is accessible by local bus, cars, and small fishing boats.
A visit to Kolymbithres Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paros tour itinerary builder to plot your vacation.