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Jun 29, 2014 - Paros

Boats to the Aegean Islands leave from the nearby community of Piraeus. I was told the trip to Paros would be a "few hours"......which turned into a gut-wrenching 8 as we stopped at various and sundry islands on the way. The seas were quite rough and I made the mistake of having some very rich coffee and yogurt for breakfast which didn't stay in my stomach for long. I spent most of the trip on deck! My first glympse of Paros was magical. A typical Greek island village, whitewashed with flashes of brilliant turqoise and teal, met my gaze....

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Jun 14, 2011 - Paros...not Paris

Paros was not nearly as busy as Mykonos. Actually it was very quiet and not much of a beach on the main island. The second day we were there, we all went on a cruise stopping in various coves for swimming in the crystal clear water. We stopped for lunch on a smaller island and had a very serious volleyball match. I won’t mention that our team won. Kebabs and salad was on the menu and we had some home made (by the captain) red and white wine to go with it.

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Tess and Jono 2011

May 2, 2011 - Santorini - Paros

Monday We potter around at the room packing to head away. The ferry leaves at 3.30, and we will get a lift from here an hour before. We go for a walk to the café on the beach to grab a bite to eat and a cold beer. The sun is out and it is really warm today, the beach is a lot calmer, and a few are in swimming – typical now that we are leaving! Tony checks the hotel booking for tonight on the internet to try and get an address (there wasn’t one on the booking confirmation form). One thing we learnt early on was that in Greece you don’t take...

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Oct 28, 2010 - Paros, a real sense of community.

Within a few days of arriving, it “strikes me” that the island of Paros is saturated with a “real sense of community”. From the owner and guests staying at our apartments, to the friendly staff at the restaurants and cafes in every village we visit; the warmth and sincerity of this island is overwhelmingly refreshing. We left Naxos early in the morning and caught the Blue Star ferry to Paros. Everything went smoothly. We dropped the “clapped out car” with Mike from Mikes Bikes at the Port and handed over the keys. Pipina was running a few...

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Oct 14, 2008 - Paros, Greece

Monday morning we ferried 50 minutes from Mykonos to Paros. After checking into Hotel Asterias, right on the main drag and across from the sea, we rented a car in search of the best spot for what was shaping up to be a great sunset. After driving along the Western coast of Paros about 20 minutes we happened upon the waterfront town of Aliki. Thd sun was beginning to set on top of the island of Antiparos, a 5 minute ferry ride across the Aegean from Paros. Aliki was a neat town full of fishing boats and beach front restaurants. It was the...

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Jul 17, 2008 - catch up

It's been an internet-less while... We spent three nights in Paros, including a day trip to antiparos (it's little counterpart island). We stayed in Naoussa, the "second city" of the island. Our first day we took another "hike" to Santa Maria beach--again, it ended up being much farther than expected. Anthony built one of his famous sand castles, his biggest yet (pics to come). We found the bus back and spent the night exploring Naoussa and having bacclava by the harbor. The next day we took a taxiboat to Antiparos, where we saw the...

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Our Trip to Europe

Jun 8, 2007 - Paros - just wonderful

Friendly fishing village Best seafood restaurants Marauding geese and stalking cats Our time at Mykonos had come to an end and we were waiting in the cool by the hotel pool for our transfer to the port. A crazy local man explained to us that many, many people were going to the port today at the same time as us, so we took an earlier transfer and found ourselves sitting for hours at the port - admittedly on very uncomfortable concrete seats, but at least it was in the shade and very cool. The whole experience could have been boring but for...

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Oct 5, 2006 - Paros

Had to get up ridiculously early in order to get to the ferry port for 7am. Took the metro out there with 2 girls from Red Deer, an american guy and 2 aussie girls. They were all going to Mykonos. I hopped on my ferry and found a seat on the top deck. Because it was so early when the ferry left I got to see the sunrise. I got a pretty good picture of it. Slept most of the way on the ferry. Not the comfiest or nicest sleep but never the less...sleep. Once arriving at Paros I got bombarded by guys trying to offer me accomodation with their...

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Jul 16, 2006 - Paros

Luckily for us our ferry from Mykonos to Paros was only a 2 hrs. We arrived in Paros and discovered we weren't staying with our busabout group (not really that fazed on not staying with this group) but after a little searching we found our accommodation which happened to be an apartment with it's own bathroom and kitchen. Doesn't sound like a big deal but with the travelling we've done so far it is! Since we are in the middle of a heat wave we headed straight to the beach. We've found the beaches here to be a bit like the shorelines of...

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Jun 25, 2006 - Ios

i only have a few minutes again but we are having a great time in Ios...we've met a great group of people and have been partying till dawn. It is definitely a well needed break from the usual travel headaches. I guess spring break is a great way to describe this whole island. More later from Athens, it's too expensive to be on the internet here. Ann, you have all our flight information on that sheet of paper i gave you with our itinerary. Do you need it again?? Also, are you planning on picking me up as well?? Ciao all! xoxo

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Oct 16, 2005 - Island of Paros - Oh where did the sun go??

In a sharp contrast to Santorini, Paros is tranquil, and calm...an island where people just live and cultivate their land in small villages. As we rode around in our scooter, Paros reminded us of one big farm with huge stretches of wheat and other crops growing. There were also many animals like cows, donkeys, and goats patiently awaiting another day, and vast areas of planted and unplanted earth. The best thing about this giant farm was that it layed in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Best of all, there were long, golden beaches at every...

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Sep 3, 2005 - Livadi, Serifos to Parikia, Paros

Today we headed to our last stop on our sailing adventure. Island of Paros and the town of Parika. The said was about 5 hours and it was a bit colder - I had to wear my jacket over my swimsuit and shorts. Paros is a huge island with lots to do there. We got in late so we all got ready for dinner and went into town with Siteris and Anni for our last night together. Dinner was fabulous - Ian had shark and we all split appys - Eggplant Salad, Fish roe Salad, Potato Salad, Fried Cheese and Tzaziki. Guess which of these I ordered? We decided we...

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