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 Retreat and Meditation Center dedicated to the practice of awareness, self-development and well being: daily activities (yoga, meditation, tai-chi etc), massages, workshops and a long-stay program. The Center also runs an original Bar-Restaurant, with the very best of Asian Cuisine, and a lounge Café, with free internet access, live music events and an outstanding view.
+30 22840 28882 | Near Naoussa, in the countryside of Ambelas
Paros Park is a 800.000m² (200 acres) protected peninsula of natural and historical interest, offering various environmental & cultural activities such as: a long network walking trails, an open-air theatre and cinema, various beaches, historical sites (a 100-year old lighthouse, a medieval monastery), a museum, 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)
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
Sea Kayak Paros offers guided sea kayaking day & multi-day trips on the islands of Paros & Antiparos and the Cyclades islands, in Greece. Explore sea caves, secluded beaches and the impressive geology of the islands with a sea kayak, the best way to discover the natural beauty of the coastline.
+30 6977 206541 | Naoussa, Peripheral Road
Stretch Pilates studio offers Pilates classes either on the mat or the classic Pilates apparatus. It is the only fully equipped Pilates studio on the island and it follows the classical Pilates system. Furthermore you can experience beauty therapies like aromatherapy, treat yourself to a massage such as deep tissue massage or hot stones massage and finally you can do some waxing under the hands of our professional therapists.
+30 22840 55189 | Naoussa, Peripheral Road
Yoga classes with Sasy and summer retreats at Okreblue: a unique space on Paros set in a natural area by the beach with 2 outdoor yoga halls, a Healthy Meal restaurant and eco-friendly apartments. All-inclusive Yoga Holiday Packages offered. Yoga classes are offered March through November.
+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
Daily trips to southern Naxos & Koufonisia Islands or Delos, on a traditional wooden boat or sailing boat for adults & kids. Spend a whole day in the sea with frequent stops for swimming & snorkeling in places only reached by boat - lunch on board, wine & fruit. The 2 boats are available for private trips with custom-made routes.
+30 6972 714951 | Pisso Livadi, Marina & Parikia, Port
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
Operating since 1990, Kokou offers horse riding for children & adults and organized horseback tours in the countryside for experts & beginners. Recommended by major travel guides. Transport available from Naoussa.
+30 22840 51818 | +30 6944 174998 | Ambelas
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
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
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
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
The 1st cultural – educational non profit organization for the promotion of the Italian language and Culture on Paros. Seminars, courses in the Italian and Greek language as a second language, translation services, organizing and participating in conferences, presentations, cultural and educational projects and events such as film festivals, theatre plays, concerts, art exhibitions, meetings with Italian authors, Italian wine and food testing, lessons of Italian cuisine, workshops are some of the activities-goals of Imparo.
+30 6974 365805 | N/A
For private daily cruises and transfers to/from Paros, from/to other islands and the mainland, Aegean Sea Quest offers motorboats and helicopter transfers with experienced crew, excellent service, comfort and safety. Various types of custom-made trips and excursions with your choice of our available activities.
+30 6936 873625 | N/A
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
Music Conservatory including classes of classical music, modern music, traditional popular music, pre-school musical education, general musical education and more.
+30 22840 23202 | Parikia, Kakapetra
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
An original museum depicting the life of old Marpissa. Its exhibits (mainly objects of every-day use of the past) have been donated with love by the people of the village. The museum is actually an old house furnished and decorated as it used to be more than 70 years ago. Next-door, there is as well an "antique" barber's shop.
+30 22840 41217 | Marpissa, Old Town
"Archilochos" is called the Cultural Association, founded in 1976 in Paros, where it exists till now.
+30 22840 22840 | Parikia, Marina
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 24280 | Parikia, Agia Irini
Exhibits from Paros, Antiparos and the surrounding islets, from Neolithic, Early Cycladic, Mycenaean, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, including some very important findings .
+30 22840 21231 | Parikia, Ekatontapyliani Square
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 6975 060927 | Tripiti
Hand-made miniatures of important Cycladic buildings and everyday life places of the old times. Mr.Benetos Skiadas also exhibits models of important historic ships from the ancient times to recent history. Open May - September.
+30 6944 817899 | road to Aliki
Aiming in providing an overview of what life used to be like in the Aegean Islands, this private collection includes objects such as: tools, building elements, rocks, pottery, furniture, instructive drawings, photographic reports and a library. Open April to October.
+30 22840 41827, 42398 | Lefkes, inside "Lekes Village" Hotel
Fresh, hand-picked and brought to your door: herbs, wild weeds, wild fruits, capers, pickled vegetables, edible bulbs and anything else offered at the nature of Paros. Mr. Christos walks the mountains and the plains of island, picks its edible gifts, washes them and delivers or sends them to you - ready to eat!
+30 22840 23026 | N/A
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
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
The Art Gallery "anti" operates from spring to fall, hosting painting, sculpture, photography & ceramics exhibitions by artists from Greece & abroad. Every July, the gallery organizes the "Antiparos Photo Festival."
+30 22843 61544 | +30 6974 400035 | Antiparos, 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
Run by Naoussa Sailing Team, well-known for its award-winning athletes, the school offers private and group lessons for kids and adults in Optimists, Laser, Toper Omega and Skiff boats (29er & 49er). Custom-made courses available.
+30 6974 717978 | Naoussa, Kolimbithres
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
A new museum, in the old monk cells next to the monastery of Ai Yiannis Detis, in the premises of Paros Park. It hosts the permanent exhibition “The Island of Paros through the Russian cartography 1770-1774″ with map and info of that era, when the Ai Yiannis peninsula was the headquarters of the Russian navy.
+30 22840 24571 | Naoussa, Kolimbithres, Ai Yiannis Detis (Monastiri)
A museum in the memory of the beloved Paros teacher Panagiotis Kalieros, with personal objects and historical facts about him and his family.
+30 22843 60128, 60167 (Municipal Cultural Dept.) | Parikia, Market Street
Greek Cooking School offering classes for the culinary tourist couple, family and children who wants to learn about the Greek tastes and have fun while doing it. Classes are 2-3 hours in length, with the first half dedicated to cooking and the second half enjoying the food prepared family-style. Sourcing organic ingredients from Paros and Greece, this farm-to-table culinary experience will enable you to learn the basics of Greek cooking.
30 6970 469221 | Parikia, Old Town, Mando Mavrogenous Square
Presenting more than a hundred and fifty dancers in nine groups, it offers a broad range of lessons mainly on folk Greek dance for all ages and throughout the year, in various villages. Also runs a theatre group and a music & movement group. Special group courses also on request.
+30 22840 52284 | Naoussa, Periferic, opposite Naoussa highschool
A sculpture museum dedicated to the work of Nikolaos Perantinos. There you can see over 190 scultures and art objects of classic art.
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 Hikes offers guided walking and hiking tours on a weekly basis, aiming to offer a genuine experience of Paros & Antiparos’ unspoiled nature. It operates in small groups, emphasizing attention to detail and safety. Tailor-made walks available too.
+30 6972 288821 | N/A
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
A 16th century Monastery dedicated to Agios Antonios ( St. Antonios). Built at the top of an inactive volcano which is now known as Kefalos hill. The view from the monastery is breathtaking and the footpath to the top is a must-do!
Kourseva is a Solidarity & Exchange Economy Network operating in Paros and Antiparos.
+30 6936 842488, +30 6997 116894 | N/A
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