Greece
Parikia

Here you’ll find travel reports about Parikia. Discover travel destinations in Greece of travelers writing a travel blog on FindPenguins.

16 travelers at this place:

  • Day13

    Parikia

    November 1 in Greece

    We went to the capital and largest city in Paros, Parikia. City may be a bit of a stretch, though, more like a large town. We walked around the water front, admiring some large sailboats and catamarans and then went up the street to the Church With a Hundred Doors. It is a complex of chapels and a large church. The most impressive part was a chapel built in the 4th century with a Baptistery, a stone immersion tub in the shape of a cross. There was a Byzantine museum as well, with works of art from the 15th century onward. The large church had a women's gallery where you could look down into the main worshipping area. Like other Greek Orthodox churches we have peeked into ( they are usually locked), it had a huge brass chandelier, about 10 feet across, with candles on several levels.
    Just down the street was the Archeological Museum, with statues and artifacts found all over the island.
    We also visited the remains of a Venetian Fort. The Venetians ruled here from the 1300's to the 1500's. All the towns here have narrow alleys to walk through the old town, and Parikia was no different. Some shops were open, but because by this time it was after lunch, most were closed for siesta which generally goes from 1:00 til 5:30. It is also the end of the season, so some are closed until next spring. Parikia is on the opposite side of the island from Drios where we are, so we went there in one direction and returned in the other, completing a circumnavigation of the island.
    Read more

  • Day554

    Paros

    October 21 in Greece

    We are here for two nights as again forecast not great and then we plan on heading towards Sifnos then Serifos as we head back towards the mainland. I took a gentle jog this morning and we are now wandering the streets of the old town or ‘ancient settlement’ as it is labelled on the street signs. It is picturesque as is usual for Greece there are a lot of churches winding alleys white buildings and bougainvillea, though not many flowers left on some of it. Will post this for now but may add to it later.Read more

  • Day6

    Greece day 6

    September 15 in Greece

    Greece day 6, today by local bus € 1,80 p. p. to #Naoussa. We visited the #Venetian #Castle of #Naoussa, late #13th/ early #14th #century, what's left of it. Stroll through the small streets and had #lunch at #Mesogeios #restaurant. After arriving back in #Parikia we visited the #Holy #church of #Panaghia #Ekatontapyliani , 4th century. For € 2 each we went in the #museum, the #dopechamber an the #womanswing this is the first floor which gives you a special view on the church floor. The € 2 was well spent. After a swim in the hotel pool we had dinner with the neighbour's of the #hotel, #to steki. An other beautiful day. For more Greece see @sjoessink at Instagram.Read more

  • Day4

    Greece day 4

    September 13 in Greece

    Today we moved from #Mykanos to #Paros by #boat, see feet on bleu, after arriving in the new hotel, #Aegeon, we had a swim in the small pool. Then we went to the town of #Paros for a meal with one of the most #beautiful #sunset of the world. With a #fish, #base, a glass of #white #wine and a #beautiful #woman you can handle the whole world. I scored my 4th espresso cup. It was a lovely day again.Read more

  • Day7

    Grace day 7

    September 16 in Greece

    #Greece day 7. After #breakfast we rented a #car and drove to #Lefkes, the former #capital of #Paros, where we had #coffee at #Ramson and I scored my first #espressocup of the day. We went to see the #semitary and the #church of #Lefkes. For #lunch we sat down at#Yiasou in #Drios. They will sent the #espressocup by post. After a visit to the #butterfly #vally we took the #boatto #Antiparos to see the caves. They we closed. We took a ride over the whole #island and returned the car. A dip in the #swimmingpool and a simple dinner made our day complete.Read more

  • Day5

    Greece day 5

    September 14 in Greece

    #Greece day 5. We made a boat trip near #Antiparos with some #Dutch and other #nationalaties from #Australia #Macedonia, #Croatia and others. We had a nice #swim and a #lovely #BBQ on a smaak #beach. Another lovely day. See for more Greece @sjoessink om Instagram.

  • Day33

    Car trip around Paros

    July 19, 2017 in Greece

    We hired a mini bus today to explore the island. Grace had organised for us to meet up with Ellie McDonald, Georgie and Wendy Dodd in the mountain village Lefke They were running super late so we had coffee and cake outside a big old church, before they arrived for a quick chat. We drove past a number of beaches and had lunch at the seaside town Aliki. Swordfish, cheese donuts and squid were the highlights. We stopped at a protected beach for a swim as the day was super windy. We stopped at a beach bar where i had a pina colada and the others had a swim. We drove to the Port town Parkia to see the sunset. We noticed Georgie, Wendy and Ellie walking past so they joined us for drinks and St Mary's and Jamieson reminiscing! It was after 11:30pm by the time we ate gyros for dinner!Read more

  • Day50

    Greece, Paros

    May 9, 2014 in Greece

    Jim Payne
    "My hope, inspired by this painting, is that our grandchildren will be able to live and grow in peace."

    All Hopes:
    I hope that me life will be colourful and light.

    a sign and question's....!!??

    Never give up hope!

    I see the bread, the water and the script, and in that my hope is for the hunger of the body to become a thing of the past. The hunger of the spirit will help us to achieve that.

    My hope, inspired by this painting, is that our grandchildren will be able to live and grow in peace.

    Every day when I get up, I feel the energy of hope, that makes me getting up. The hope for a peaceful, lovely, interesting day with a lot of good news.

    Hopes for the plants and universe to always be there for us.

    I hope for love peace & happiness. There are many sections in life to be fulfilled.

    I am hoping to continue to develop as an artist. This sharing helps to remind me what art is for. I want to be a part of that!

    I put my hope in picture # 049.

    It reminds me of flowers and a message of hope for growth in our lives.

    How beautiful! I hope this time I will be the winner... My hope is to be finally completely absorbed in love - with the ONE I love...

    “You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” John Lennon. Maybe a project like this helps to realize a little bit of this hope.

    This painting reminds me of the beautiful islands of Greece. I hope to visit it again sometime, soon!

    First impression was, that I recognize the word “OMA". My sons have wonderful wives and my hope is, to be granny."
    Read more

  • Day118

    Greece, Cyclades

    July 16, 2014 in Greece

    Ines Dylla
    "I hope for everyone to find a balance in themselves....sooner or later."

    All hopes:
    • I hope that the war in Israel, Gaza and Palästina will stop. Now. Forever.
    • Hope will never end up
    • I hope for everyone to find a balance in themselves....sooner or later
    • Two hopes: 1. Curves are always going up!2. Hope I get THIS painting, it's marvelous, and could be the first to Luxembourg!!
    • My hope is seen in the rhythm of this painting, it's hills and valleys, mountains and river. It's a very positive hope.
    • Beach, sun and fun
    • I hope that there always will be a light on my way!
    • I will have the strength to climb this mountain.
    • I hope that every summer from now on will be as blissful as this one is! So full of love and happiness.
    • I hope someday to be free of fibromyalgia so that I can see the world full of color, vibrant, like this painting without the fog that comes with this illness.
    • The beautiful greek mountain
    • This painting reminds me of beach, sun and water and I hope my family and me will have a beautiful summer time with as few stress as possible.
    • Wherever you go - there you are. I have the hope that we can choose our way - everyday.
    • I hope I can stay happy!!
    • This is my freedom and my joy in the river of life!
    • Hello. My name is Hanik, I just got back from a wonderful workshop with you in Paros. I hope on a very personally level to have that same productive and exhilarating energy continuing. So that I will be able to make a difference by using colors. I wish …
    • Reminds me of overcoming difficulties and how we deal with them.
    Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Parikia, Παροικία, PAS

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOS FindPenguins for Android

Sign up now