First, he relaxed in Santorini, then he explored Amorgos, discovered new food in Naxos now Travel Counsellors’ Fred van Eijk continues his five-part Greece adventure in Paros.
Paros is a true party island – not exactly what Fred had envisioned. Mykonos is the usual suspect for Greek nightlife but more on that on his next blog. On his fourth stop at his Greek island-hopping trip, he looked up the calmer side of Paros.
Dancing till dawn with a plenty of booze is not an uncommon sight in the spots Parikia, Naoussa and mostly Pounda beach. Party-goers enjoy unforgettable nights with their favourite International DJ’s behind the decks. You may wonder how I know about this, as I personally chose for the contrasting simplicity and quiet that the other side of Paros has to offer. But once back on the ferry, it was no secret who had partied and who hadn’t.
I stayed in the Southwest of the island in the harbour town Aliki. This fishermen’s town lies in the bay with a beach and a small harbour dotted with picturesque taverns and cafés. Only around five hundred people live in Aliki but in summer tourists will add into the mix, looking for a calm beach holiday. Could do with a little more noise? In just half an hour you’ll be on the busier sides of the island, dancing the night away in the clubs.
We found our calm oasis in Ostria Studios. An accommodation that is literally on the beach. Plain rooms but the location couldn’t be better, especially if you are a family with toddlers. The sea is safe and just a few small steps away from your room. Ostria Studios café rents out beach beds and parasols, serves breakfast and you can order coffee and drinks all day.
In the evening you can walk a few hundred meters along the port and choose one of the many lovely restaurants. My personal favourite would be The Balcony, where they serve fresh fish and Greek salads and is packed with locals; always a good sign. Greek quality time in Aliki. How’s that for a party.
Part 5 of my island hopping trip will be online soon.
Have you partied in Greece’s Paros?
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