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Lefkes, Paros

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#2 of 10 in Historic Sites in Paros
VIsit the highest village on the island of Paros, Lefkes, and explore the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and Byzantine churches. Home to just 500 permanent residents, this tiny settlement sits on a rocky hill covered with olive and pine groves. Often overlooked by tourists, the village maintains a slow-paced way of life. Be sure to see the community's most important architectural landmark, a Byzantine church made of gleaming white marble. Nearby, you can also stop into a small folk art museum, featuring a display of local tools and traditional clothing. Plan to visit Lefkes during your Paros vacation using our convenient Paros trip planner.
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  • A very beautiful place for those who want to see a classic cycladic village. Beautiful narrow, Nice square and just shops for coffee and food. It's really worth a bit of your time ...
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  • Far from the clichés, a beautiful authentic and peaceful village. Alleys winding and full of charm a little rough, pretty Cathedral and very nice bar/snack just in front. Worth the drive.
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  • The picturesque village of Lefkes is located in the center of the island of Paros in little more than 10 km from Parikia. At the top of the village there is a free parking area where is practically mandatory to park in that country's streets are pedestrian-only (hence a beautiful picture taken from top of the tranquil village dominated by its Cathedral). For the rest Lefkes is characterized by the typical narrow streets adorned with bougainvillea, the classic white and blue houses, the inevitable kittens and most relevant in the first of two squares which you will find a quiet as Greek Café in the second, more important feature, you can find the Cathedral very beautiful and well taken care of. So altogether the country worth a visit and I recommend it to everyone who wants to see something different in addition to the beautiful beaches of Paros.
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  • Beautiful place with lots to see, buy and eat. Well worth a visit.
  • nice small town, perfect for little walks along the narrow street and pre-sunset pictures
  • Beautiful village. Don't trust Google maps here!
  • Not to be missed during your stay in Paros. Still authentic atmosphere of a pictoresque greek village up a hill
  • Great village to wander around and take beautiful photos!

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Where to stay in Paros

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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