Paros villages: dreamy sea and an ancient soul still intact – Part 3

Today Let us conclude our journey to  discover the most characteristic and intact villages of Paros, for an unforgettable holiday in greece.

Lefkes

One of the nicest villages in Paros, Lefkes, is located in the central part of Paros, 11 km southeast of Paroikia.

Lefkes is built at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level, on a green hillside covered with olive and pine trees and offers an exciting view of the island of Naxos.

This beautiful village, the capital of Paros during the Middle Ages and full of small and traditional white houses mixed with Venetian architecture, beautiful churches dating back to the 15th century, white mills and beautiful dovecotes.

The charm and beauty of Lefkes still uncontaminated by the mass of tourists allow it to retain its originality. The church of Aghia Triada and the main church of the village; And a beautiful Byzantine church of white marble that shines under the sun;  In this church there are rare Byzantine icons of great value, worthy to be admired.

In Lefkes, you can also visit a folk art museum featuring various local objects and dresses and an Aegean folklore museum. From this wonderful village, the Byzantine Road, a paved path dating back to  the same period, leads to the village of Prodromos and to the sea.

Alyki

The village of Alyki resembles that of Piso Livadi; it is a small fishing village with a small harbor overlooking the island of Antiparos; And located 16 km southwest of Paroikia, near the airport.

Its long and extensive sandy beach is truly gorgeous with its crystal clear waters; Other beautiful beaches (all the famous beaches of Paros) are even further south.

Alyki is well-known for its exquisite taverns on the coastal road, serving fresh fish and tasty local wines.

It also has various hotels, restaurants, cafes and also the popular Scorpios museum, which was founded by a fisherman, and exhibits a collection of boats and miniature monuments that recall the past.
In a resort near the village of Alyki, you can find ruins of an ancient city at the bottom of the sea.

Drios

The village of Drios is a traditional Cycladic village, set in a beautiful green setting, 25 km south of Paroikia. During the past years, the village has developed a complete tourist infrastructure.
From Drios you can enjoy a magnificent view of the island of Drionissi and the Aegean.

Near the village are the most famous beaches of Paros such as the Golden Beach, the village and a pleasant beach with crystal clear waters and golden sand.

 

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