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ALIKI

Tourist centre, 16kms far from the capital, with a large and clean sandy beach. Ageria is 2 km from ALiki where are the ruins of ancient town in the bottom of the sea. It collects many people not for  clear  beaches with calm waters but for its hospitable in habitants the tavern with traditional kitchen. It/s a place of fishing and it offers to the visitor fresh fish of every kind. It has a picturesque harbour very beautiful beach, hotels, restaurants and bar.

AMBELAS

Ambelas is a small fisherman/s village by the sea a few kms outside Naoussa. The inhabitants are hospitable and they are fishermen. There are beautiful traditional tavernas where you can taste fresh fishes and the island/s traditional plates. The people who desire to spend calm family holidays, swimming clean beaches and good food must come to the hospitable Ambelas.

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DriosDRIOS

A sea side district in the green, ater springs, sandy bays, 25kms far from Parikia. Most famous in the beach Chryssi Akti (Golden Beach) 1km long, where every year takes place the world championship of surfing. The friendly bay of Drios with its small port is very loved from many people for its beauties. It has ideal beaches for swimming and a lot of touristic installations, its hinterland is very suitable for walks and also the monastery of Saint George. Drios is Know from the ancient years. In the 29 of August takes place the celebration of Saint John Theologos the same day with Lefkes.

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LefkesLEFKES

Built amphitheatrically on hills, Lefkes, may be the most beautiful traditional village of the island. It/s 11kms far from Parikia. Little houses on the green hills, beautifull old churches (of 15th and 17th century), ruined windmills and pidgeon - lofts. The church of Saint Triadas is of white marble with rare Byzantine pictures and it is very beautiful. It has very clear helicoids paths it is a village with many tree pins, olivetrees, almond-trees and eucalyptus. In Lefkes it is very interesting the Laographic - Ceramic Museum of  I. and B. Kidoniati with collections of traditional ceramics. In 29 of August takes place the celebration of Saint John Theologos.

MARPISSA

A picturesque village built on ahill 17kms far from Parikia. The hill of Kefalos, on the top of which are the ruins of a castle built in 1500 and the monastery of Agios Antonios (16th century) where there are ruins of the Venetian Castle 10th century. Marpissa is connected with villages Marmara and Archilochos (Prodromos). The beaches Piso Livadi, Logaras, Punda, Chrisi Akti and Drios Belong to Marpissa. At Easter And and particularly on Good Friday, there is  the representation of the Holy Week, while on Easter Sunday, the Love Feast unites all the visitors and residents in a grand feast with roast lamb, local wine, folk music and dance.

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NaoussaNAOUSSA

Naoussa is the pearl of Paros and offers to its visitors history Antiquities, archaeological monuments and places as the Acropolis of Koukounaries, the island of Oikonomou, the ancient tower. Between Naoussa and Ambelas, Myceanaen installation in Ai Yianni, Deli in Filtzi and Kardagouri, is the Venetion Castle (1836-1516) which concludes the small fishermen picturesque port. There are also, beautiful churches of 14th and 15th century, Agios Athanasios, Agios Georgios, the Catholic church etc. and trhe Byzantine museum. In Naoussa take place the greatest civilistic activities of the island with the festivals of Wine and Fishes in the beginning of July and the night of corsairs at August 23. In Naoussa you can visit the beautiful seahores of Kolobithres with the large rocks and the strange shapes, Agios Yiannis, Langeri, Santa Maria, Agios Anargiros, Ambelas etc.

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ParikiaPARIKIA

Capital town and port of the island, with the greatest tourist traffic in summer. It maintains the Cycladic beauty and it is build on the place of the ancient town. In the centre of Parikia there are ruins of the castle and around to it the white little houses with flowers, narrow streets, arcades and little churches. The archaeological Museum, the Castle, the Ancient Wall, the Ancient Cemetery, the Public Building Sanctuary, the Delion, the Asklepeion, the Ancient Workshops of Ceramics, the mosaic floors, the Odeum or Nimpheon, the Boxy burials, the three churches and the Ekatontapiliani of Paros is one of the most illustrious Byzantine monuments all over Greece. The names of Agia Helen and Constantine the Great are closely connected to it. It is unexceptionably an invaluable treasure and all orthodox symbol that brings honour to our island. Between Parikia and Lefkes in the Marathi area there are the ancient mines.

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Piso LivadiPISO LIVADI

A kilometer far from Marpissa and 18kms from Parikia there is the picturesque port of Piso Livadi, which offers high degree touristic services built amphitheatrically around the pretty and picturesque little port with view to the Aegian sea, from which are boats sailing daily to Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Amorgos etc. Basically a Greek holiday centre. The golden sandy beaches run south for miles and there is a wide selection of places to eat and drink Greek specialities. In Piso Livadi takes place the feast of Ascension Day with free sea food and local wine, and many happenings.

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