HISA is an accredited study abroad program that offers full semester and year courses in the arts and humanities at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Check out their website for the programs currently offered.
+30 6948 516797 | Parikia, Old Town, Market Street
The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts founded and established in Paros over 40 years ago continues its tradition in offering small-group intensive study in the fine arts. Study abroad programs for university students fall & spring. The center is housed in a restored Neoclassical building in the heart of the Old Town of Parikia, which also operates as an art gallery in the summer.
+30 22840 23287 | Parikia, Old Town, Market Street
A unique space on Paros with Yoga Retreats & Teacher Trainings w/ Greek & International teachers, various workshops & daily yoga practices at their 2 spacious outdoor yoga halls, set in a natural area on the beach. Okreblue also runs a Healthy Meal restaurant w/ vegan, vegetarian dishes & super-foods cooked with bio products from their garden. For a total wellness experience, stay at Okreblue's studios and indulge yourself in a "Yoga Retreat by the Sea".
+30 22840 53249 | +30 6981 014300 (Sasy) & 6937 008677 (Angelos) | Santa Maria, Filizi Beach
For the 20th year in a row, Oona Giesen offers 1 week intensive courses/yoga holidays during summer. Also regular winter yoga classes. Small groups of max. 10 persons, so everybody can be corrected. All levels, also beginners. Contact for schedule. Oona has more than 40 years of yoga & 20 years of teaching experience. Associated member of the Society of Yoga Teachers the Netherlands, member of the European Yoga Federation and the International Yoga Federation. • The studio is available for rent to other yoga teachers for own workshops.
+30 6979 351951 | Piso Aliki
Accredited summer language courses combined with fun & educational activities on Paros. Myrsini Educational Center offers 1-4 week long language learning programmes for adults, with a 15-hour tuition per week plus 15 hours of activities. Courses on offer include Greek for foreigners, French, Spanish, general English (all levels), IELTS, English for special purposes and more.
+30 22840 22850 | +30 6974 396483 | Parikia, Livadia, Sinikismos
An educational programme aimed at offering children 3-12 years old the possibility of learning English fluently in a creative and entertaining way. Activities include: sports, cooking, arts, gardening, storytelling, games, computers, science, electronic gym. Arrange to suit: by the day, week or month
+30 22840 22850 | +30 6974 396483 | Parikia, Livadia, Synikismos
Daily trips to southern Naxos & Koufonisia Islands on the sailing boat "Ritsaki" for adults & kids. Spend a whole day in the sea with frequent stops for swimming & snorkelling in places only reached by boat - ouzo & lunch on board.
+30 6972 714951 | Pisso Livadi, Marina
Aegea Sailing provides a variety of Sailing Holidays to suit all tastes. Daily sailing cruises from Paros, 3 day holiday trips visiting local events and people or weekly sailing holidays around Greece. It also features mile building trips around the Mediterranean.
+30 22840 51080 | Pisso Livadi, Marina
An international, intensive jazz course at the traditional village of Lefkes, in collaboration with the Arts Culture Europe organization, for musicians and singers who'd like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Jazz, and improve their technical aptitude and skills under the guidance of professional musicians and experienced teachers. During the period of the Academy, students may attend concerts of the "Jazz in Paros" Festival.
+30 6934 338578 | Lefkes
An interesting study abroad program justified by the abundance of sites with archaeological and natural interest in the Aegean Sea; courses in Archaeology, Marine Archaeology, Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, Nautical Studies, Scuba Diving Instruction.
+30 22840 43347 | +30 6932 289649 | Golden Beach
Enjoy the underwater world in a relaxing way! Guided dives and snorkelling in small groups with high professional standards and respect to the environment. Introductory experiences and all PADI courses in many languages.
Well-trained center for the special PADI diving courses for children (8-15 years old).
+30 22840 91008 | +30 6975 923156 | Aliki, Seafront street
Inner Space Yoga & Scuba Retreat offers an exclusive venue for those seeking reinvigoration and relaxation. Combined with the therapeutic power of the Greek sun, and a chance to regenerate in a welcoming private setting
+30 6937 488721 | Aliki & Ageria, Ageria
Operating since 1990, Kokou offers horse riding lessons for children & adults and organized horseback tours in the countryside for experts & beginners. Recommended by major travel guides. Transport available.
+30 22840 51818 | +30 6944 174998 | Ambelas
Octopus Sea Trips offers adventure holidays and educational activity programmes for children, families, groups and individual guests: snorkel diving, educational boat trips (archaeology, sea discovery). Unaccompanied children and teenagers may join the activities. Special programmes for schools & colleges.
+30 22840 43347 | +30 6932 757123 | Golden Beach
A well-qualified & professional diving center, offering PADI Certification in Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Adventure Diver & more. Individual dives include cave, modern & ancient wreck diving. Also underwater archaeology & marine biology courses available for students and groups.
+30 22840 43347 | +30 6932 289649, 6932 757123 | Golden Beach
Horse riding activities for children and adults- lessons and trail rides. Also offers horse training, sales and trade and boarding facilities.
Families are welcome to visit Thanassis' place, get close to the animals (cows, sheep etc.) and experience farm life in a small village by the sea.
+30 22840 53403 | +30 6998 413813 | Ambelas
Painting, drawing and printmaking classes in week-long programs, designed to study practical elements of painting & drawing such as color theory and composition while helping students to develop a personal approach and expression.
+30 22840 25331 | Parikia, Old Town
AWAKE is a team of young & enthusiastic professionals, offering a wide range of water-sports & activities: water-skiing, wakeboarding, snorkelling, canoeing etc. with rentals & lessons, at Punda Beach & Farangas Beach. Also guided tours for hiking and mountain biking around Lefkes and bicycle rentals. Activities packages available. Special lessons for children. • SPECIAL ACTIVITIES PACKAGES.
+30 6936 529301, 6936 529302 | Pοunda Beach / Farangas Beach / Lefkes
The Paros Municipal Library offers a well-structured collection of Greek books and magazine subscriptions for kids and adults. Also available: some books & magazine titles in various languages. Internet access for members. Guided online searches in other libraries. The library holds the largest collection on books on the Cyclades. Also: an original collection of various videos and recordings on Paros & the Cyclades.
+30 22840 28233 | Parikia, Old Town
Pierra Colombatto offers private / group sessions on Massage, Acupuncture & Yoga - or her well-known combination of all 3! Often organizes the well-known "Yoga Boat". Offers as well, yoga and massage for children. Enjoy customized therapies and Yoga in the comfort of your home or hotel.
+30 6956 064320 | N/A
Wim Drion is a Dutch painter and former professor of art at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. He lives on Paros from April to November and organizes drawing and painting workshops.
+31 20 6200164 | +30 6939 667664 | Parikia, Old Town, Kastro
A non-profit organization which treats and rehabilitates wild birds and mammals. Also active in protecting natural wildlife habitats and in encouraging the protection of the fauna. Member of the European Wildlife Rehabilitation Association. The centre is in need of volunteers all year round and offers accommodation.
+30 22840 22931 | +30 6944 741616 | Kamares
Santorineos Travel offers a wide range of services including car rentals, ferry tickets, motor yachts chartering, excursions, VIP services and luggage deposit.
+30 22840 24245 | Parikia, Port
Run by the Paros Nautical Association, well-known for its award-winning athletes, the Sailing School offers private and group lessons for kids and adults in Optimists, Laser, Topaz and Solution boats as well as Open Sea Sailing courses. Custom-made courses available. Also offers professional swimming lessons for children.
+30 22840 21800 | Parikia, Livadia, Beach
Summer open air dance floor next to the beach. Michael & Bettina, international competition dancers, offer custom-made lessons in Rumba, Samba, Argentinean Tango & other Latin dances; daily Pilates, for children & adults of all levels.
+30 6979 353401 | Golden Beach
Ballet classes - beginner to pre-professional with Royal Academy of Dance system. Also modern dance & fitness classes for kids & adults.
The dance hall is available for rent to dance groups & teachers for seminars. • The school runs a special Summer Fun Daycare programme for kids 3-10 years old, with educational & fun activities in Greek! Daycare is offered for 1 day up to 6 six weeks. SPECIAL DAYCARE PACKAGE PRICE: €200 for the 6 weeks programme.
+30 22840 22816 (weekdays, 17:00-21:00) | Parikia, Sinikismos
Self-guided and guided walking adventures into the heart of Greek landscape and history. Walking Plus is a locally based walking tour operator on the Cyclades and the only operator offering self-guided walking holidays. Now also on Paros.
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Paros Animal Welfare Society has been active on Paros Island since 1995 and became an official body in 1999. It remains the only organization involved with the welfare of animals under human care. PAWS aims to rehome unwanted dogs and help neighborhoods manage their stray cat communities. It also monitors and reports any animal abuse and recommends good practices.
+30 22840 44001 | Tripiti
To the Garden is an ecological project designed and built upon applied principles of Permaculture and Sustainability. It offers a series of internships and workshops in a number of arts, crafts and practical skills and also provides idyllic retreat facilities for the Creative Artist, Writer or Scholar.
+30 22840 91524 | +30 6937 300243 | Aliki & Ageria, Kavaleto
One of the oldest and best preserved Christian monuments in the world, built in the Byzantine times, bears many legends and boasts on its rare icons. Pieces from former ancient temple are seen inside the church and the courtyard where the church's Byzantine Museum is also located.
+30 22840 21243, 24807 | Parikia, Ekatontapyliani Square
Tao’s is a retreat & meditation center, over-looking a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and the neighbouring islands.
Tao’s activities include Zen studies with Zen Master Nissim Amon, Yoga lessons, Tai-Chi classes with Spiros Peristeris, daily meditations, massages, personal treatments and wide range of seminars.
The Center runs an Asian restaurant & lounge cafe.
+30 22840 28882 | Ambelas, Countryside
The Folk Dance Group of Naoussa aims to preserve and transmit the local musical tradition. Offers year-long and short-term Greek dancing lessons for children and adults of all nationalities.
+30 22840 52971 | Naoussa
Sailing cruises in the Greek Islands onboard self-owned Pahi 53' catamarans. Archipel Club, established in 1962, is based on Paros and offers 2 formulas: cabin charter, for couples or singles, and Catamaran Charters with or without skipper, for groups of up to 8 persons with custom-made cruises. Departures from Paros, Athens or other ports on request.
+30 22840 22874 | +30 6932 632721 | N/A
Paros Yoga Shala in Naoussa by International Yoga teacher Irana Ji An offers an experiential approach to yoga as conscious evolution. Hosting visiting teachers and offering a wide range of yoga styles, practices and workshops. Hall available for rent.
+30 6937 375694 | Naoussa, Peripheral Road
Reflexology and Reiki, by Swiss professional practitioner with experience and excellent references. Offers individual treatments. Appointments are possible at your place or at my workspace just outside Parikia.
+30 22840 23368 | +30 6942 771779 | Parikia, Elitas
Tennis courses for children & adults, by the enthusiastic Paros Tennis Association. Professional training for beginners & more accomplished athletes. Also organizes open tennis championships throughout the year.
+30 22840 23259 | +30 6936 503236, 6942 582269 | Parikia, Agia Irini
Paros Park is a 800.000m² (200 acres) protected seaside area, with a big historical importance, offering various environmental & cultural activities, like: a long network walking trails, an open-air theatre and cinema, various beaches, historical sites (a 100-year old lighthouse, a medieval monastery), a beach bar/restaurant and a water ski school. Every summer, it runs an Arts Festival with various concerts and shows. The restaurant area is also available for social events hosting.
+30 22840 53573 | Naoussa,Ai Yiannis Detis (Monastiri)