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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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)