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The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts

The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts

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

Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros Ai Yiannis Detis

Environmental & Cultural Park of Paros Ai Yiannis Detis

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)

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts

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

Conservatory Mythodia

Conservatory Mythodia

Music Conservatory including classes of classical music, modern music, traditional popular music, pre-school musical education, general musical education and more. Check the website for upcoming workshops, seminars and other activities. *Special summer classes*

+30 22840 23202 | Parikia, Kakapetra

Paros-Ink Tattoo Studio

Paros-Ink Tattoo Studio

Mario Chillemi & Anastasiia Ivanova's Tattoo Studio was established in 1986 and specializes in quality tattoos and piercings using various techniques. Mario is a qualified Tattooist with diplomas in tattooing & piercing and is also certified by the state Health Centre of Greece. Long experience, personalized service and advice. The tattoo studio operates all year round.

+30 6907 345432 | Parikia, Old Town, Kastro

Richard King

Richard King

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

Anti Art Gallery

Anti Art Gallery

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

Aegean Institute

Aegean Institute

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

Keramiko Ceramics

Keramiko Ceramics

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

P & N Photography

P & N Photography

Wedding photography & videography by brother and sister, Patroklos and Natassa Skafida.

+30 6942 212002 | N/A

Aristides Varrias

Aristides Varrias

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.

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Greek Language Lessons

Greek Language Lessons

Greek language Courses , private or group lessons, on-line courses and summer language groups on Paros (May till October)

+30 22840 41088 | +30 6974 365805 Skype:mona.spachi | Lefkes, Village

Kalierou Museum

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

Paros Park Museum

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)

The Dance Group of Naoussa

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

To The Garden

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

Natassa Skafida Photographer

Professional Photography & Videography services in Paros and Antiparos for hotels, restaurants, retail shops or any type of advertisement.

+30 6942 212002 | N/A

Violins Events

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

Yiannis Dendrinos

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

Museum of Traditional Greek Costumes

An interesting folk collection of traditional Greek costumes from various areas of Greece.

+30 22840 52284 | Naoussa, Peripheral Road

Municipal Library

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

Sculpture Museum Nikos Perantinos

A sculpture museum dedicated to the work of Nikolaos Perantinos. There you can see over 190 scultures and art objects of classic art.

Marpissa

IPAC - International Paros Art Cycle

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!

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Studio Yria

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

Music, dance and theatre group "Naoussa Paros"

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

Artists on the Move

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

Archaeological Museum of Paros

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

Fish & Olive Creations

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

Medical Museum of Dr. G. Patelis

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

Archilochos Cultural Association

"Archilochos" is called the Cultural Association, founded in 1976 in Paros, where it exists till now.

+30 22840 22840 | Parikia, Marina

Agios Antonios Monastery & Kefalos hill

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!

Marpissa

Byzantine Museum

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

Church of "a Hundred Doors" - Ekatontapyliani

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

Friends of Paros

“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

Folklore Museum of Marpissa

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

Museum of Popular Aegean civilization

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

Cycladic Folklore Museum of Benetos Skiadas

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

ParosLife & NaxosLife Magazine

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

Poet Island Press

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.

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Drion Wim

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

Talisman

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

Paros Paintings for Sale

A collection of aquarelles portraying Paros scenes by artist Maira Stefou - available for sale.

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Diocese of Paros & Naxos

Website (Greek only) includes history of the islands' diocese & archbishops, events, church radio station and a detailed directory of Paros & Naxos' churches and monasteries. Also contact persons for information on Greek Orthodox baptisms & weddings.

+30 22850 22233 | Naxos Ilsand, Hora

Dimitra Chanioti

Dimitra Chanioti is an artist from Paros island. Her fields of creativity are painting, photography, video and sculpture. She is also a trained art teacher for children. Visit her website for samples of her work.

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Anthemis Crafts

Original handmade jewellery with distinct style, using semi-precious stones, gold, silver, leather, cotton threads and more. Also, handmade textile accessories. Custom-made ceremony accessories (for weddings, baptisms etc.) • Open all year.

+30 22840 21188 | Parikia, Old Town

Ef Wellness Seminars

"Ef" runs experiential workshops in Paros, for educators, parents, therapists and everyone who wishes to live a happy healthy life. Seminars include: reflexology, thearical improvisation, music and movement, story-telling, crafts and more.

+30 22840 24495 | +30 6944 655200 | Parikia / Naoussa

Yvonne Antiques Shop

At Yvonne's authentic antiques shop, operating for 20 years now, you will discover a successful combination of old and new items. Antiques from Greece, Europe and Asia, special gifts, jewellery and accessories. Rare, handmade artefacts (embroidery, woollen rugs, pottery, old tools), traditional furniture (incl. wooden Greek folk furniture), as well as silk scarves, handmade handbags and other accessories.

+30 22840 21909 | +30 6944 725996 | Parikia, Old Town, Marinopoulos str.

Nautical Club of Paros

The Nautical Club of Paros organizes national & international sailing tournaments, and offers sailing and swimming lessons for all ages, training and recreational. In its premises at Livadia beach, there's a beach volleyball court and a beautiful cafe-restaurant open all day long for drinks and tasty, home-made Greek dishes. The Nautical Club operates all year round. Closed during Christmas Holidays.

+30 22840 21800 | Parikia, Livadia Beach

ArtPas Foundation

An art foundation that deals with organizing exhibitions, promoting artists on Paros and further afield, cooperating with other art groups, running art workshops and more.

+30 22840 23474 | Parikia, Old Town, Kastro

Tantanis Stores

Cycladic decoration with unique, handmade items many of which by local artisans. Furniture that fits the airy, traditional style of the Aegean aesthetics. Wide selection of gifts and quality kitchen/dinnerware. For 15 years now and in2 shops in Naoussa, Tantanis "takes care of your house" with quality objects (most made in Greece) for island homes with a special character!

+30 22840 51261, 53390 | Naoussa, Peripheral Road

Giesen Hans

He is a painter from Holland, living half of the year on Paros. He gives painting workshops in the summer. Often exhibits in the Netherlands, Greece and Germany.

+30 6932 505439 | Aliki

Biza-Georgakaki Natasa

A Greek painter living in Paros who also gives volunteer lessons to primary school children.

+30 22840 23630 | N/A

Carson Jeffrey

A US writer settled on Paros with his photographer wife since 1970. He is the official translator of the poetic works by famous Greek poet Odyseas Elytis.

Parikia, Parasporos

Fleureaux Jacques

French painter who lived and worked in Paros for about 20 years. Having returned to France, he continues his deep work in painting "which is beyond language. Or rather the quest for language."

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Gallery Pondoporos

Pondoporos is a modern art gallery which exhibits mainly Greek artists.

22840 52242 | Naoussa, Old Town, Agios Dimitrios Beach

Paros FM 98,5

Local radio station.

Parikia

Myrsini International School

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, general English (all levels), IELTS, English for special purposes and more.

+30 22840 22850 | +30 6974 396483 | Parikia, Livadia, Sinikismos

Study Abroad Directory

Study Abroad Greece is a student-friendly, easily-navigated directory, for all those who wish to find study abroad programs in Greece and on one of the Greek islands.

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Private Italian Lessons

Certified Italian teacher with many years of experience in teaching to Greek and English speakers. Offers private or group lessons, to kids and adults. summer lessons also, all language certificates (A1 - C2).

6974 365805 | N/A

Evenos FM 106,6

Local radio station.

+30 22840 28150 | Parikia, Peripheral Road, Gikas Crossroad

Echo FM 102,1

Local radio station.

+30 22840 23597 | Parikia

Music School

The Municipal Music School offering lessons on various musical instruments, music theory, choir, Orff system for pre-school kids. Classes for all ages.

+30 22840 22038 | Parikia, Agia Anna

Polina's Studio

Hand-made artistic items for your home, hand-made signs and restoration of old signs, furniture painting & restoration, wall paintings, designs handmade menus. Polina's Studio is also a gift shop and offers arts & crafts classes for children & adults.

+30 22840 42939 | +30 6955 509597 | Naoussa, Potami

Paros International Creative Music Program

An intensive study abroad program on music, featuring courses in composition, improvisation, music analysis and 20th century musicology that aims to introduce students to a plethora of technical skills & technical strategies for making music, either as composers or improvisers.

+30 6934 946750 | no location

Apothiki Art Center

A traditional building at the Venetian Castle area of Parikia, that has been renovated into a multi-functional space, that hosts contemporary art exhibitions and cultural events. Apothiki runs an Artists in Residence program and provides a working, living and exhibiting space.

+30 693 6810127 / +32 475 715942 | Parikia, Old Town, Kastro

Lefkes Ceramic Studio

Aegean style ceramics; operating since 1951. Custom orders welcome!

+30 22840 43255 | Lefkes, Main Road

Mavris Manolis - Goldsmith Workshop

Goldsmith workshop: sales, jewellery making and repairs. Gold exchange and purchase.

+30 22840 27439 | +30 6937 069220 | Parikia, Mando Mavrogenous Square

Foni tis Parou

"The Voice of Paros" is a weekly, local newspaper in Greek. You can find this free press at its own stands, at various central spots around the island. Published on Fridays.

Parikia-Naousa Road, Agii Apostoli

Seibt Peter

Art agents present the work of C.P.Seibt, who lives on Paros throughout the year: paintings, objects, installations, art-projects.

+30 22840 23368 | Parikia, Elitas

Chilli Promotions

Video, photography, graphic design, web design, printing services, custom-made T-Shirts and anything you might need for advertising your business and covering your event (incl. wedding, baptism videos etc.). Run by a young, enthusiastic team. • Also deal with professional film productions.

+30 22840 22031 | +30 6974 601331, 6945 860279 | Parikia, Agia Irini

Parianos Typos

Online newspaper (in Greek) with news mainly from Paros, also from other Cycladic islands.

+30 6945 436561 | N/A

Ta Nea Parou Antiparou

"Paros & Antiparos News" is weekly local newspaper, in Greek.

+30 22840 28150 | Parikia, Peripheral Road, Gikas Crossroad

Imparo

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

Nireas

Athletic and Cultural association, based in Naoussa. It currently runs football and volley ball teams and a football academy for kids. It also organizes various cultural events throughout the year, including theatre, concerts, traditional feasts etc. • Nireas has its own football field and a cultural hall with a theatre stage.

+30 22840 53530 (office), 53143 (footbal field), 52627 (cultural hall) | Naoussa, Potami (river bed)



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