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Parikia Town, Parikia

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The capital of Paros Island, Parikia Town features the classic blue-and-white houses on cobbled streets that are often seen as the icon of the Greek Islands. The town presents an array of restaurants along the oceanfront as well as active nightlife. Apart from shopping along the narrow streets, you'll find historic sites such as Panagia Ekatontapiliani, or "the Church of 100 Doors" built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great. Make Parikia Town part of your personalized Paros itinerary using our Paros online sightseeing planner .
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  • Parikia Town is our favorite city in the whole of the archipelago, it is the center of all ferry traffic, to all the other islands in the area, and at the same time a city that does not work stressful, many good restaurants, all within walking distance, as well as good bus connections to other cities on the island
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  • This place was a hidden gem. A nice quiet town with great food and shopping! Not busy like Santorini at all.  more »
  • A nice area with lots of stores, restaurants and cafes..nice to have a walk in the morning or in the evening.  more »

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Paros serves as a convenient base for exploring the Cyclades island group, so its best rooms near popular beaches fill up early in the season. Plan ahead and book your stay in Parikia, the island's biggest town, where you can choose from mid-range hotels and self-catering apartments offering modern amenities and quick access to the sea. Alternatively, consider the small fishing settlements scattered along the island's coastline, where locals rent out simply furnished rooms a walk away from secluded coves and Venetian ruins.
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