Things we like in paros

Before Building Villa Orian and buying Maylola we have spent a few years visiting the island of Paros. It took us some time to find the perfect match of a land with breathtaking view away from the crowd but still not hard to access and big enough to accommodate a pool and large living spaces for Villa Orian and a dream spot just 50 meters from the beach of Naousa for Maylola.

While doing so we discovered the island of Paros and its lovely habitants. Here is a list of places we visit on every occasion when on the island. Most of them became friends that we love to share. Im sure some of them will become your friends as well.

Ela Paros, Parikia

Lochagou Kourtinou, Paros 844 00, Greece

Who is Ela? Ela is us. A group of friends, living in Paros, bringing to the island our vision of great food, wine and music. At our restaurant, located in Parikia’s main square, we will pour you a glass selected from our wine list, serve you a refreshing cocktail, and give you a taste of our chef’s selected dishes that consist of fresh local products with his own twist. Ela is open every day for lunch from 12:00-16:00, for drinks and bites from 16:00-19:00, and for dinner from 19:00-23:00

Vageliss, Naousa

Lochagou Kourtinou, Paros 844 00, Greece

A family business with home made cuisine. Always fresh and tasty, not expensive. Long wait so please come early or very late. No reservations are possible. (Worth the wait)

Halaris Seaside Taverna, Piso Livadi

Lochagou Kourtinou, Paros 844 00, Greece

A greek restaurant in the small port of Piso Livadi.

Lots of local dishes always fresh the owner is a real local character, great atmosphere.

reservations are advised

Captain Pipinos Anti Paros

Unnamed Rd, Ag. Georgios Greece, Antiparos 840 07, Greece

Captain Pipinos is a landmark on the Island of antiparos.

The place is a family business like most of the restaurants in Paros, the father has the fishing task and the sun runs the place.

The drive to antiparos by it self is part of the fun, taking the 9min ride on the ferry in this blue lagoon passing the island of the actor Tom Hanks and then driving along the sea to the southern part of the island to Captain pipinos (about 25min from the port of Punta) the ferry leaves every 30min.
the view is absolutely beautiful and the freshness of the baby squids is unbelievable.

call to reserve please.

KouKoutsi Bar Prikia

This bar is a great place to hang out at night and have alcohol with friends and the locals.
it is in the center of Parikia (next to Ela Restaurant)

Nautic school cafe


The Nautic school in parikia has a caffe on the beach facing the bay of Parikia. I love sitting there and watch the sailboats dancing  on the clear blue sea. nice to be there at sunset.

Cafe Karino

Naousa 844 01, Greece

In the port of Naousa Great spot with all the local residence

Modern Greek cuisine great coffee and a nice bar on the first floor, facing the marina of naousa. fisherman are always working on their boats preparing for the next sail.
It is my favorite coffee on the Island.
The same family runs the stores of Art Group design…

Kostos Village

This typical greek village 3 min from Villa Orian with its beautiful church is always nice to visit

Typical greek coffee

at the square in kostos village

In this coffee in the center of the old village of Kostos you will find a typical greek coffee with the wooden chairs next to the church and some locals playing backgammon. the music in the background is of the Cicadas.

The best dessert on the island

Paradosiako, Naoussa

A small bakery specializing in loukoumades, a type of Greek doughnut with chocolate

A pure sinn, a box of 8 with chocolate is the one to have.

It is located in the center of the old town of Naousa,

Where to buy food and local delicatessen

Arsenis Naousa

All your local fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese olives etc

in the center of Naousa.


AB Supermarket in the center of Naousa,you will find all your groceries for your stay including some good local wine.

Open from 8:00-21:00


Fish Store

+30 2284 053486

Fresh fish on the island is supplied to all of the stores by the same company. we choose this store because of its nice owner and the cleaness of the shop.

there are many more in Parikia

and early in the morning on the port of naousa directly from the fisherman (price will be a bit higher)

Best meat store Naousa

The local butcher in naousa will have great lamb and meat balls always clean and fair prices.
in general beef is not the meat to buy in Paros.


Art & Shopping

Museum of Parikia Panagia Ekatondapiliani

As most of the museums outside Athens, the Archaeological Museum of Paros is small but its collection is wonderful and deserves to be seen. The sculptures and objects on display come from the excavations on the island of Paros and the nearby islands of Antiparos and Despotiko and some of them are wonders of art.


Angel's Boutique


Chic & trendy – at Angel’s women’s clothes shop, you can find a large selection of summer and winter clothes, for all occasions. Each piece at Angel’s is carefully selected and Panos (owner) may give you many stylistic ideas.

+30 22840 25127, 53380Parikia, Market Street / Naoussa, Old Town


Pragmata is a design store with items selected carefully by angela (italien). you will find a great selection of pieces from rugs to kitchen ware lamps pillows chairs for your garden and all your needs for a colorful house.

Art Group

Art Group is the largest design store on the island (2 in Naousa)
they select furnitures accessories and garden furnitures but also manufacture as well.

they have great taste it is run as a family business like most of them in Paros

Felix Toys

Great toy store in Naousa

Felix toys store would be found normally is a big city like Paris or London, it has a huge selection of quality toys, its a dream for all kids.

Car rentals Ballos

The car will wait for you at the airport or any other location They are nice reliable not expensive and have a large fleet of cars. both manual and automatic gear.

Call Andreas at : +302284052276

Or mail :

With the kids...

Monastiri Beach

Monastiri Beach, is on a beautiful bay, the kids will love it
the parents can relax all day on the sunbeds and eat from the restaurant on the beach, some water sports activity for rent.

getting there by boat is fun from the marina of Naousa

by car it is a 15 min drive from Naousa.

Golden Beach

Great place to go with a family, lots of activities like windsurfing, kayaks and a boat for wakeboarding and all other towed activities. Good restaurants on the beach, beach volleyball, lots of place for kids to run around.

Kolymbithres Beach

With its beautiful rock formations and the crystal clear water it was just beautiful. A great place to spend a day.
some greek rest

Day Trip on a boat to the caves with Captain Yanis

Just jump into clear blue sea like you can only dream of

The boat crew is nice and you will not forget this experience

The kids will love it.

you can ask the captain to get you to the secret beach that is accessible only by boat good chance to be alone…

call to reserve : +30 697 271 4951


Tennis Courts

Great new facility with lots of  Tennis courts and rental options.

Fishing and scuba equipment store

Paros Sea is the perfect one stop for all of your fishing needs

including live bayts


Boats equipment Fishing and scuba

Fisherman’s house, a real boating store for all your needs