Best Places to Stay in Paros, Greece

Wake up to crystalline coves and ancient ruins on the doorstep of whitewashed villages and luxury resorts. Deciding where to stay in Paros is an adventure before you even arrive. Do you love lively tavernas for shots of ouzo near the sea, or idyllic village laneways where serenity lets tradition speak?

Wherever you decide to set up base in this Greek island paradise, it’s an easy drive, bus or boat ride to enchanting attractions. Kayak around magnificent rock formations and delve into the ancient art of marble sculptures at museums. From eating Greek salad with your feet in the sand to fine dining along Naoussa’s harbour, the scrumptious foodie scene is never far from accommodation in Paros, Greece. 

My Favourite Places to stay in Paros

Best Central Place to Stay in Paros

Love strolling from your hotel to the beach with souvenir shopping in between? The best place to stay in Paros without a car is the island’s capital, Parikia. Wander along cobblestone laneways and follow your nose to souvlaki by the harbour.

There’s plenty to do for history buffs and culture vultures when you’re not soaking up the sun at Livadia Beach. Taxis and public transport are readily available to get you around the island, and boat tours depart from the port to whisk you away to nearby islands. 

Where to Stay in Parikia:
KOKOON is a small hotel near the port area for easy day-tripping. You’ll love the paired-back, whitewashed style, and the central shady courtyard.
White Blossom offers boutique accommodation with a swimming pool in Parikia. Choose a suite or apartment to suit your needs and relax in the modern and elegant surroundings.
Hotel Dina is just a quick stroll from the beach, and offers double or triple rooms with air-conditioning at a competitive price for those on a budget.

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Best Places to Stay in Paros for Families

You’re spoilt for choice on holidays to Paros with kids. Among postcard-perfect coastal resorts is Aliki, with tranquil water for safe splashing and shady trees for picnics across a choice of beaches.

Play a game of basketball by the sea and pick a perch to savour family meals at friendly tavernas. It’s just a stroll to hotels and an easy bus ride to Parikia.  

Where to Stay in Aliki:
Helen’s Minimal Studios & Apartments offers an affordable option for families to stay in Aliki. Choose from one or two-bedroom apartments, some with a sea view.
Villa Dinos is ideal for families wanting more space & serenity. This three-bedroom villa has a private patio and a large jacuzzi.
Irene’s House in Aliki is another three-bedroom property boasting sea views and a large private balcony to enjoy them!

Best Places to Stay in Paros for Couples 

Indulge at some of the best luxury hotels in Paros and dine amid yachts at the stylish restaurants of Naoussa. The chic harbour village boasts that ‘love is in the air’ vibe. Explore whitewashed laneways and sandy beaches within an easy stroll of boutiques and pretty churches.

Alternatively, Lefkes is a swoon-worthy inland village framed by olive groves, and you’ll find romantic backdrops for memorable photos in Marpissa’s cobbled alleys. 

Romantic Places to Stay in Naoussa:
Parian Lithos Residence is an upscale boutique hotel on the beachfront. You’ll love the gorgeous rooftop pool terrace with views over the bay.
Hotel Senia, with its infinity pool and luxurious decor, is ideal for a honeymoon. Book a suite with a private plunge pool or sauna to enhance the experience further!
Romantica Suites are perfect for those on a tighter budget, yet you’ll still appreciate the modern rooms featuring private balconies.

Best Place to Stay in Paros for Beaches

If you love nothing more than living in your swimwear from sun-up to sun-down, beach resorts in Paros offer oceanfront access to beachy heaven. Chrissi Akti is largely known for ‘Golden Beach’, a gorgeous stretch of soft sand for lazing the day away or diving into water sports.

Stay salty all day long as you stroll from your villa to the ocean to beach bars and back again. Change picturesque coastal scenes in nearby Drios within an easy walk.

Where to Stay in Chrissi Akti:
Poseidon of Paros Hotel & Spa is a 5-star beachfront property catering to singles, couples, families and friends. There are watersports on hand, and a swimming pool and tennis court add to the fun.
Golden Beach Hotel also offers a range of accommodation options on the beachfront. With an onsite store, restaurant, and watersports centre, you’ll never have to leave!
Seample Studios are ideal for those wanting self-contained accommodation on the beach. All rooms feature sea views and simple furnishings.

Where to Stay in Paros

Experience authentic Greek hospitality in quaint villages or hop between swish restaurants and bars at marina-side resorts. Accommodation in Paros offers the best of all worlds for your own slice of island holiday bliss. 

Best Coastal Towns & Fishing Villages in Paros

Step from your beachfront villa or resort into turquoise water for morning swims and watersports. Then, explore evocative historical sites and bougainvillaea-draped laneways dotted with boutiques and the best restaurants. Prepare to fall in love with the Paros towns by the Aegean Sea. 

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Parikia town offers a little bit of everything fabulous as the lively capital of Paros. Take leisurely strolls among white Cycladic architecture to historical sites, such as the Frankish Castle ruins. See the Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, enveloped in legends of the Holy Cross. Among the maze of alleyways in the old town, pop in and out of artisan workshops and bars. 

You’ll likely take more than a few photos of the traditional windmill overlooking the port. And you’ll find lovely beaches on either side of busy marinas for ferry trips and boat tours. Choose a sunbed on the sand at Livadia and windsurf before sunset ouzo shots at oceanfront bars. Take a quick local bus ride to Parasporos Beach and Delfini Cove. 

Best Places to Stay in Parikia:
Here are a few more great places to stay in Parikia:
Hotel Zannet is perfect for those on a budget. You’ll love the authentic vibe and classic Greek island feel. Situated right opposite the beach, you can’t beat the location either.
Argonauta Hotel is located in the heart of town, with the main port just a few minutes walk away. The hotel is fresh and fun, and the onsite restaurant serves up delicious Greek food to fuel your adventures.
– This charming apartment near the port offers an affordable place to stay with kids in Parikia. There’s also a private balcony, an equipped kitchenette, and two bathrooms for convenience.


The best places to stay in Naoussa, Paros rest within steps of stylish boutiques and chic restaurants. It’s a cosmopolitan spot, but the wrapping is wonderfully traditional. Explore stone-paved laneways and whitewashed buildings adorned with pink flowers and blue doors. Expect to fill your bags with souvenirs, and likely struggle to choose from quaint tavernas for rest stops. 

Watch colourful boats bobbing at the Old Port from restaurant terraces after relaxed days at the beach. Take your snorkel to Piperi Beach and float in the calm bay of Agioi Anargyroi. Once a watchtower used to spot pirate attacks, the 15th-century Venetian Fort creates a postcard scene, along with the blue-domed Church of Saint Athanasius. 

Where to Stay in Naoussa:
Above, you’ll find our suggestions for couples’ accommodation in Naoussa. Below are some suggestions catering to everyone.
Sea & Sun Paros offers a large range of rooms and suites, just a few minutes walk from the beach and restaurants of Naoussa. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the service is top-notch.
Paliomylos Spa Hotel overlooks the bay and features self-catering accommodation for maximum flexibility. The outdoor pool is a highlight, as is the onsite spa.
The Olive House is a private 2-bedroom villa in the centre of Naoussa. Enjoy the sea views from the elevated terrace, the traditional Cycladic style, and the private shady courtyard for sunny days.
– Larger groups will love the space on offer at Harmony Villa. With 7 bedrooms, this property can host up to 16 guests. There’s also a private swimming pool, several chill-out areas, and it’s just a hop-skip-and-a-jump to the nearest beach.


A quick drive from Naoussa, Santa Maria presents the golden sand and crystal-clear water from magazine covers. Sink into a variety of vibes here, including casual camping with fun facilities and a splash of luxury at villas within walking distance of the sand. The Santa Maria Beach Bar serves up creative cocktails day and night, along with tavernas. 

You barely have to move from your sunbed unless you’re taking a dip, kitesurfing or building sandcastles with the kids. In doing your favourite sun-soaked activities, take your pick from Santa Maria Beach and Little Santa Maria Beach. Or, find plenty of space for yourself at nearby Lageri Beach, a popular spot for naturists. 

Where to Stay in Santa Maria:
White Dunes Luxury Boutique Hotel is THE place to stay in Santa Maria. All of the suites offer sea views, private balconies, and all the little extras that make a stay more enjoyable. The pool area is sublime, as is the Greek breakfast.
Blue Amaryllis Villas is a spacious complex with a shared pool, offering rooms with private terraces and sea views, just a short walk from the beach.
Kallisti Myrtia is a 2 bedroom rustic villa with a private garden and shady terrace to enjoy your homecooked meals outdoors.


One of the best places to stay in Paros for families, Piso Livadi is a charming village centred around a marina. From here, boat trips whisk you away for island-hopping to Naxos and beyond. Lovely restaurants line the sparkling bay on a backdrop of white buildings and moored boats. 

On top of the daily agenda is splashing in the calm, sheltered water and running along the sand with the kids, both along the port and at Logaras Beach. A more sophisticated atmosphere awaits at elegant restaurants for gourmet seafood dishes. Take a hike to Agios Georgios church or to the inland villages of Marpissa and Lefkes.

Where to Stay in Piso Livadi:
Yialos Rooms is a sweet little property offering self-contained accommodation on the beachfront. Beautifully decorated and offering private balconies, they’re ideal for singles, couples or friends.
Summer Senses Luxury Resort is a more upmarket property offering 5-star facilities and service. With several pools to enjoy, two restaurants, and two bars, you’ll never feel crowded at this spacious resort.
– Travelling with extended family or a larger group? Sunsenses villa Ariadne boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private swimming pool, and views that will leave an impression!


A golden sand and sea heaven greets you at Chrissi Akti, known for its picture-perfect Golden Beach. If you’re a fan of windsurfing, Nea Chrissi Akti hosts the annual Professional Windsurfing World Cup. But, you can challenge yourself anytime with professional instructors to help you get started, along with launching into other water sports. 

Combined with Drios, which is within pleasant meandering distance, the area is dotted with some of the loveliest places to stay in Paros. Hotel swimming pools feature ocean views and Cycladic villas offer a glimpse of tradition. Simply choose a paradisiacal scene to suit your mood.

Where to Stay in Chrissi Atki:
In addition to the suggestions at the beginning of this article, here are some more great options for accommodation in Chrissi Atki.
Saint George Hotel is a beachfront hotel offering unrivalled vistas over the natural bay. The modern rooms all have private balconies, and family suites are available if you’re travelling with little ones.
Villa Malena is ideal for those wanting a little more privacy. This 2 bedroom villa boasts sea views, a beautiful al fresco dining area, and all the amenities you could want.
Golden Sand Paros caters to all, with studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments available to rent. You’ll be a stone’s throw from the beach, while also benefitting from the more tranquil surrounds.

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If you love island hiking, a stay in Paros means you’ll need to pack your comfy boots. The quaint fishing village of Drios is an idyllic base, with a short coastal path to Golden Beach that continues to Piso Livadi with beach stops between. Pack a picnic of local cheeses and fruit to enjoy beneath shady tamarisk trees along the way. 

The small village features a row of restaurants and low-key hotels along the promenade, where the succulent fish of the day is guaranteed. Explore rock pools scattered across the pebbly shore and dive into transparent water to cool off between meals. To work it off, try an inland hike or bike ride through the rural area of Lagada. 

Best Places to Stay in Drios:
– I loved staying at Tarsa Studios on my most recent trip to Paros – it was idyllic. The seafront apartments are clean, spacious, self-contained and feature private balconies with dreamy views!
Blue Waves Suites & Apartments are located next door to Tarsa Studios and offer a similar experience and views. The onsite restaurant, Kima, is among the best I visited on the island, and the service is impeccable.
Calme Boutique Hotel is an adults-only establishment offering a luxurious experience. Highlights include the infinity pool, restaurant serving a champagne breakfast, and free use of bikes to get around.
– For a more affordable stay, choose Nissiotiko Hotel. Also located on the waterfront, you’ll love the sea views, fresh breakfast, and flower-filled garden.


Flanked by beautiful beaches and centred around a photogenic port, Aliki is among the best places to go in Paros for a true fishing village experience. Dine on narrow piers that stretch out into the translucent water amid bobbing boats. To visit the islets you’ll see from your table, hop aboard boat tours and explore the coastline. 

Spend time with your book under the shady trees along Piso Aliki, where smooth pebbles drift into clear water and serenity reigns supreme. Beyond the waterfront, delve into culture at The Skorpios Folklore Museum to see miniature models crafted by artist Benetos Skiadas. 

Best Places to Stay in Aliki:
Earlier in this article we gave some suggestions of great places to stay in Aliki as a family. But if you’re travelling solo, or as a couple, there are some outstanding options also.
Angeliki Seaside Hotel is a cheap & cheerful stay in Aliki. Each double room has a private balcony, and you can’t beat the location!
Aphrodite Boutique Hotel is a family-friendly boutique hotel within a quick stroll of the beach. The Greek breakfast is a great way to start the day, and it even has a small fitness centre if you want to work it off later!
Kiano Suites are the ideal couples retreat. Located beachside, the decor reflects the high standards of this boutique accommodation.
Paros Afrodite Luxury Villas have options for small families, to larger groups of up to 15 guests! There’s a shared pool to enjoy, and you’re just a short walk from the centre of town (although getting a rental car may be preferred for this location).


Close to many of the best things to see in Paros, Parasporos is a popular beach town just outside Parikia. Stroll along vast swaths of sand lapped by tranquil water to choose a sunbed. Beach bars keep your feet in the sand for sunsets, though hotels backing the beach also deliver sweeping views from balconies and pool bars.

It’s possible to walk to petite Delfini Beach, otherwise known as Souvlia, for a change of scenery within a laid-back atmosphere. Among historical sites nearby is the Sanctuary of Asklepios, where you’ll explore evocative temple ruins overlooking the sea and Parikia. 

Where to Stay in Parasporos:
Parea Paros offers adults-only accommodation in a sophisticated setting. Relax at the pool, sipping cocktails, take a casual stroll to the beach, or spend your days tripping around the island – this hotel is ideal for all.
Anemos villa is a 1 bedroom self-contained accommodation near the beach. The villa benefits from private balconies, and a shared large pool.
– If you need a bit more space, Aqua is a 3-bedroom villa that sleeps up to 6 guests. It features a private pool with views over the bay, and BBQ facilities.
– For a luxurious experience, TERRA retreat ticks all the boxes. Four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms cater for up to 8 guests, making it ideal for extended families or groups of friends.

Charming Inland Villages of Paros

Wrap yourself in history and tradition on backdrops of bell towers and breathtaking countryside vistas. Inland Paros villages ooze charm amid hiking trails and taverna-dotted stone laneways. 


Sip coffee in bougainvillaea-filled squares and photograph almost impossibly pretty alleyways as you shop for handmade souvenirs. Lefkes is arguably the best area to stay in Paros to immerse in traditional village surroundings – albeit perfectly geared up visitors. It’s located on a hilltop in the centre of the island, so prepare for spellbinding views across the country to the sea. 

Get happily lost in the maze of whitewashed streets as you step back in time. Delve into history at the 1830 Agia Triada Church adorned with photogenic bell towers. Fuel up at an array of restaurants you’ll likely fall in love with. Then, set out on the historical Byzantine hiking trail through olive groves on the way to Prodromos.

Where to Stay in Lefkes:
The Olive Mill Guest House is a charming one-bedroom hideaway in Lefkes. Featuring a private courtyard and compact, yet functional kitchen, it’s the ideal base for a worry-free stay.
Villa Stella is a rustic two-bedroom house with a swimming pool, outdoor dining area, and rural outlook.
Villa Luxury Magic View offers three bedrooms, an amazing private pool, and, as it says in the name, outstanding views. The villa is also air-conditioned and has wifi.


Find serenity among the white Cycladic cube houses and delightful chapels of Prodromos. You’ll enter the pedestrianised village via a gate with a bell tower to ‘ooh and ahh’ at stone pathways peppered with flowerpots and blue-tinged doors and windows. 

This is a place to settle in at traditional cafes to admire blooming gardens and savour local produce for lazy hours. That’s if you’re not captivated and immersed in photographing Greek village beauty. Hike around the countryside to see traditional windmills or head to the beach at nearby Piso Livadi.  

Best Places to Stay in Prodromos:
Lil Paros Luxury Suites are three thoughtfully designed one-bedroom villas situated around a large shared swimming pool. Ideally situated for walking the Byzantine trail, they also offer free private parking for convenience.
– This pet-friendly two bedroom house in Prodomos is ideal for families and comes with all the amenities you’ll need for a relaxed stay.
Bracket House is a beautiful modern villa with a generous five bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s also a private swimming pool to enjoy and several outdoor courtyards to spread out in.


If you’re looking for where to stay on Paros with that cute-as-a-button village vibe very close to the sea, Marpissa rests on Kefalos Hill just above Piso Livadi. Whitewashed houses circle the hill and boast doors of pink, green and blue adorned with flowering vines. 

While meandering, you’ll come across gorgeous churches and squares along narrow streets kept in immaculate condition. Pop into the Nikos Perantinos Sculpture Museum to admire the celebrated artist’s statues. Close by, discover the Monastery of Agios Antonios set among castle ruins. Get your steps in by walking up and down the hill to the ocean and back. 

Best Places to Stay in Marpissa:
Accommodation in Marpissa revolves around cosy houses and lofty villas. Here are some of the best:
– This one-bedroom house in Marpissa is ideal for couples or small families to enjoy an authentic stay in a Paros village. Take advantage of the private patio and fully equipped kitchen.
Amelie Villa is a two-bedroom property with a private pool and several areas to relax outdoors while taking in the immense views.
Villa Rhea offers larger families or groups space to spread out. The four-bedroom property sleeps nine guests and features several areas for relaxation and dining al fresco.

Some of the most enchanting traditional villages in the Aegean combine with cosmopolitan seaside resorts on the island of Paros. This beautiful diversity ensures you experience the Greek island holiday of your dreams no matter where you choose to stay. From crystalline coves to alluring alleyways and windmill-dotted country trails, the island’s attractions are on the doorstep of atmospheric accommodation options to suit everyone.

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