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
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
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
A multi-functional space in the Kastro (Parikia) area, that will host contemporary art exhibitions and cultural events, and provide a working and living space for artists in Residence.
+30 693 6810127 / +32 475 715942 | Parikia, Old Town, Kastro
Aristides lives and works on Paros as a professor and as a sculptor, searching the truth of human "prosopon", through the paths of philosophy and science, as well as the apocalyptic ways of the Art. His work is on white marble.
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
Richard King began carving marble in 1983 and is autodidact. His work is predominantly in marble, though he has also carved in granite and wood. His sculptures are part of private collections in Greece and throughout Europe.
+30 22840 91735 | +30 6946 667359 | Parikia, Sotires
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
Professional special events installations & production. Full sound, lighting, live bands & djs for concerts and any open-air and indoor event, like conventions, parties, weddings, receptions etc. 'Violins' has a big team of motivated professionals who enjoy event-making, as well as adequate equipment to cover big scale as well as small sized events.
+30 22840 52651 | Asteras
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
Talisman has creative jewellery made from hand picked semi-precious stones, silver and gold designed. All pieces are designed by Hara Kouragiou and created at her own workshop.
+30 22840 23168 | Parikia, Old Town, Kastro
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
In the old village of Chalki, Katharina & Alex create ceramic items for various use, with their distinct sea life and olive tree imagery. Visit them for a warm welcome and a tour to their shop and gallery across the street.
+30 22850 32829, 31771 | Naxos Island, Chalki
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
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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
Paros has its own English language magazine "Paros Life & Naxos Life", published every 3 months for the international community living in Paros, Naxos, Amorgos, Antiparos & the Minor Cyclades.
+30 22840 42092 | Tsoukalia
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
IPAC non-profit association aims in bringing together Paros-related artists and art enthusiasts, to celebrate and enjoy art via meetings and various events which in turn contribute to the cultural life of the island. Contact IPAC to join in!
Passionate potters, Monique & Stelios Ghikas, offer fine ceramics for decorative and daily use. Visit them at their workshop where they also operate a shop.
+30 22840 29007 | Kostos, by the Parikia-Lefkes road
Yiannis Dendrinos is a self-taught painter from Paros. A builder for a living, he is an artist with straightforward candor and honesty, looking at his everyday environment with an often sarcastic eye.
+30 22840 24571 | N/A
A non-profit independent publisher, publishing works by both new and accomplished writers. It publishes works online in the Young Writers World & Selected Poets Series. The purpose of this online community is to provide a link between young aspiring writers and their more accomplished others. Also supported by organization in Athens & Paros.
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)