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PAROS

Paros is a major island of the Cyclades group. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations for visitors to the Greek islands. Paros is considered as one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. It is characterized by the many beaches and also the charming villages: Parikia (the main town), Naoussa, Lefkes, Marpissa and other.


Paros is the second largest island of the Cyclades. It has an area of 196 km² and a coastline 120 km long. It is in the middle of the Cyclades near Naxos, Ios, Sifnos and Syros. Most of the ferries to Naxos and Santorini make a stop first at Paros.


The island is the third in popularity of the group. First are Santorini and Mykonos. Paros is also famous for its watersports, specifically wind and kitesurfing. The eastern coastal town of Dryos with neighboring beaches of "chryssi akti" translated golden beach and "tserdakia" known as new golden beach are the most popular surfing destinations. 


- Wikivoyage

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