Reasons To Visit Paros
The island of Paros in Greece is a place of stunning beauty and also boasts an interesting history as a center of the marble trade over the centuries. As a part of the popular Cyclades islands that also include Mykonos, Paros is a leading travel destination in Greece known for its beautiful beaches, Greek charm and many outdoor opportunities. Many visit the island simply to enjoy its incredible beaches in the Greek sunshine, while there are also plenty more fun activities to enjoy ranging from hiking and fishing to more thrilling pursuits like windsurfing. Be sure to check out some of the interesting historical sites around Paros like the Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church or stroll through the antiquated alleyways and streets of Parikia Old Town.
Arriving In Paros
Paros National Airport, also known as New Paros Airport, is located around 10 km away from Parikia on the island of Paros in Greece. The airport currently handles regular flights from Athens alongside a few seasonal routes from European destinations. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Paros you won’t be able to make the journey directly as there are no carriers offering direct flights. However, Paros National Airport has connections to Athens International Airport which enables UAE-based travelers to get to Paros with just one transfer. If you're considering a stopover in the Greek capital, you can find some inspiration with our guide to the top 15 attractions and things to do in Athens.
Paros National Airport is a very small airport offering only a limited range of facilities and amenities, so bring any essentials you will need for your trip with you. At the airport there is a snack bar so you won’t go hungry while you wait to board your flight, although other than this options at the airport are very limited. When you have touched down at the airport, you can find taxis available offering a fixed fare for a trip into Parikia or rent a car. Alternatively, if you are on a budget you can find public buses available and there are additional bus services available during the high season in the summer around the island.
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As Greece is within the Schengen Area, UAE nationals traveling to the country are able to enter visa free for a period of up to 90 days. During your time in Paros you can expect hot weather in the summer with highs of around 30 degrees from June until August, while over the winter it still stays relatively mild but will rain more frequently. Greece has adopted the euro like most other EU nations, while Paros is just 1 hour behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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