Environment & Culture

Environment & Culture
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

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

The Aegean Diving College

The Aegean Diving College

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

Paros Hikes

Paros Hikes

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

Paros Jazz Academy, 19-25 July'14

Paros Jazz Academy, 19-25 July'14

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

Cycladic Diving

Cycladic Diving

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

Octopus Sea Trips

Octopus Sea Trips

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



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

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

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!


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

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.


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

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)

Alkyoni - Aegean Wildlife Hospital

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

Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

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

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

Paros Herbs & Nature Products

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

Archilochos Cultural Association

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

+30 22840 22840 | Parikia, Marina

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

Cook Eat Greek - Cooking Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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