Discover our local Gay Paros Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, beaches and clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Paros is the third largest island of Cyclades.
It is the ideal place to spend a quiet week after a crazy holiday in Mykonos.
There is no 100% gay venue in Paros, but the atmosphere is relaxed and very gay-friendly.
Paros offers everything you expect from a typical Greek island: beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, great restaurants and hotels, vibrant nightlife but also tiny villages, hamlets, churches, monasteries lost in the mountains.
You will arrive by boat or plane in Parikia, the island’s capital. The city is a maze made of charming narrow streets.
Its most famous monument is Panagia Church, “the Church of 100 doors”.
On the North side of the island, the port of Naoussa is one of the prettiest in the Cyclades.
It gets packed in July and August.
The island is full of beautiful Cycladic villages, such as Lefkes, Prodomos, Marpissa, or Piso Livadi.
Gay life in Paros
Some of the most beautiful gay-friendly beaches in Greece are located in Paros.
The most popular are Lageri Beach and Kalamia Beach, close to Naoussa.
Day trip from Paros
Antiparos Island is very close to Paros.
A regular ferry service connects the two islands in less than 10 minutes.
Antiparos is a tiny and quiet island with incredible empty beaches, some of which are only accessible walking. The small village of Antiparos is located in an old Venetian castle.
On the east coast, you can visit fantastic huge caves with giant stalactites and stalagmites.
It looks like a natural underground cathedral, a blend of Jurassic Park and Gaudi.
Finally, Paros is a strategic position to visit Greece, as it is well-connected to other islands and the mainland.
Finally, Paros is strategically positioned to visit Greece, as it is only a few hours ride by boat to visit other fascinating and gay-friendly cities such as Athens, Thessaloniki, or other beautiful Greek islands such as Mykonos or Santorini. Or even Cyprus or Crete.