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
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
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
A ceramics workshop in the outskirts of Lefkes where ceramist Eleni Spetsaki creates a variety of decorative objects and household items, in the local style seen through a modern perspective. At Keramiko workshop you can purchase your favourite objects or you can see the procedure of ceramic making plus enjoy the beautiful view. You can also visit their online shop with worldwide delivery. • Open every day 11:00-19:00
+30 22840 44044 | Lefkes, Countryside
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
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
Wedding photography & videography by brother and sister, Patroklos and Natassa Skafida.
+30 6942 212002 | N/A
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.
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
A sculpture museum dedicated to the work of Nikolaos Perantinos. There you can see over 190 scultures and art objects of classic art.
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
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!
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
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
Passionate potter, Stelios Ghikas, offers fine ceramics for decorative and daily use, hand-painted. Visit him at his workshop where he also operates a shop.
+30 22840 29007 | Kostos, by the Parikia-Lefkes road
Exhibits Byzantine icons, carved church screens on wood, sacerdotal vestments and other Byzantine religious items. Open all year.
+30 22840 21243, 24807 | Parikia, Ekatontapiliani Square
Professional Photography & Videography services in Paros and Antiparos for hotels, restaurants, retail shops or any type of advertisement.
+30 6942 212002 | N/A
A small msueum with personal belongings, medical instruments of the past and documents of historical value of the beloved Paros physician Georgios Patelis. Having served as a doctor in the battlefield during the WWII, he was offering his medical services on Paros from 1941 for 35 years.
+30 22840 60167, 22840 22860 | Parikia, Old Market
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
"Archilochos" is called the Cultural Association, founded in 1976 in Paros, where it exists till now.
+30 22840 22840 | Parikia, Marina
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 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
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
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
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 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!
“Friends of Paros” is a not-for-profit association, founded at the initiative of the inhabitants of Paros in 2002, as well as of other people who feel, in one way or another, connected to this picturesque island of Cyclades Archipelago.
+30 6956 181919 | N/A
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
An interesting folk collection of traditional Greek costumes from various areas of Greece.
+30 22840 52284 | Naoussa, Peripheral Road
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)
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
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
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
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
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