Friday, 27 February 2015

Paros Island with Children

Looking for a place to spend the summer holidays with the kids? 

A place that combines warm weather, beautiful beaches, 
fun for the little ones and a relaxing factor for parents?

Look no more. 

There is an island that ticks all those boxes: 
Paros island in Greece is the ideal destination 
for a family-friendly relaxing holiday.

A Mum in London

Island Facts

Paros is situated in the centre of the Aegean Sea, 
in the Cyclades complex. 

You can reach the island by ferry or high-speed boat 
from Piraeus in under 3 hours. 

Paros is a popular summer destination for families, 
especially Greeks and Italians. 

Due to its central location, 
Paros is ideal for island-hopping 
 {tip: take the ferry to Antiparos, Naxos and Schoinoussa}.

A Mum in London
A Parian holiday

Beaches 
Paros boasts many beautiful beaches, 
perfect for families with children of all ages. 

Head to the famous Kolibithres {left photo below} 
for its shallow crystal clear waters and amazing rock formations, 
to Farangas for its golden sand and brilliant beach bar 
or to Golden Beach & Punda for some windsurfing. 

Villages 
Paros' most picturesque village is Naoussa {right photo above}: 
a former fishermen's village with a Venetian fortress.
{tip: enjoy a romantic dinner at the old harbour}. 

In Paroikia, the island's capital, 
you can visit the archaeological museum, a 6th century church 
and catch a glimpse of a traditional windmill.

Lefkes is a mountain village with a traditional square 
{left photo above}, where time seems to have stopped. 
Take a seat at the square's kafeneio and order some mezze  
{they are absolutely delicious}.


Antiparos 

Last but not least, 
Tom Hank's favourite summer destination: Antiparos

The tiny island with the superb beaches and unspoilt landscape, 
is just a 10 minute ferry trip from Paros. 

Plan a day trip there with the children, 
you won't regret it.


Paros Island, official page
A list of Paros best beaches (you'll be spoilt for choice)
We stayed at the Chroma Hotel in Naoussa and were very happy with our stay
See ferry timetables, connections, and prices here

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