Paros, Greece

Paros, Greece Travel Information

According to ezinereligion, Paros (Greek: Πάρος) is an island in the Aegean Sea that is part of the Cyclades. The Cyclades are a region of Greece (Europe). The capital of Paros is Parikia. Another great place on Paros is Naoussa.

Paros, Greece

Paros is a hilly island that attracts many tourists. Especially the capital has a lot to offer such as the traditional narrow alleys, shopping streets, terraces, a harbor and beaches. Due to its central location, the island is an ideal starting point for island hopping. Paros is hilly (highest point 770 meters) with several bays and sandy beaches on the coastline. Furthermore, the island is known for the city of Naoussa with an old center and fishing port. The island’s economy largely revolves around tourism.

Where is Paros located?

Travel information of Paros

Official name: Paros
Continent: Europe
Area: 196 km²
Capital: Parikia
Country code: GR, GRC
Population: 13,710 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 771 m (Aghios Ilias)
Distance (Amsterdam – Parikia): 2,318 km
Flight time: approx. 4 hours

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply to Paros that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Paros, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete tours and holidays to Paros. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Paros?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Paros at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Paros has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Paros can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Paros can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Paros. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.

Greek is the official language on Paros. In addition, a lot of English is spoken because of tourism.
Would you like to translate from or into Greek for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Greece:
Greek Embassy in the Netherlands:
Greek Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to Paros.

Money and Currency matters
On Paros you pay with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs on Paros can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Paros are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -22% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (33% cheaper), food (18% cheaper), imported beer in catering (14% more expensive), cigarettes (36% cheaper) and public transport (50% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Paros it is customary to give a tip, even if this has already been included in the bill. Good service is about 5-10% tip.

Time difference
On Paros it is 1 hour later than in the Netherlands.
The summer time on Paros is equal to that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Paros can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Paros you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Paros.
An overview of all ferry connections between the various Greek islands can be found on GTP.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Paros.

The same plugs and sockets are used on Paros as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Paros can be found on our electricity page (look under Greece).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112 or 100
– Fire: 112 or 199
– Ambulance: 112 or 166

Tap water
The water from the tap is drinkable, but due to the high chlorine content in many places, we recommend drinking bottled water.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Paros can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Greece (Paros) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Paros end
Paros official websites: and

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Paros is 0030 or +30.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Paros? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Paros Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Paros.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Paros.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Paros.

Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Paros can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Greece (Paros) in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Paros, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Travel reports
Are you looking for a travel report about Paros?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Paros. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Paros can be found on Protected Planet.
Paros is not included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Paros? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Paros, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Paros, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Paros.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum allowed blood alcohol level is 0.5 for cars and 0.2 for motorcycles and novice drivers up to 2 years old.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Paros is the second largest island of the Cyclades?
…Paros is known for its glossy white lychnite marble?