Paros is the fourth largest island in the Cyclades and is located west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a narrow channel. Its beaches form beautiful beaches and natural harbors, while its picturesque settlements on the coast and the inland are real ornaments, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece.
The main port of Paros is located in the capital Parikia and connects the island with Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Cyclades, Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands. From the port of Parikia there is a very frequent connection with the nearby Antiparos.
Paros National Airport connects the island by air with Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Prague, Graz and other airports in Greece and abroad.
Paros has one of the best roads and transports in the Cyclades, but a rental car from Imperial Car Rental will prove to be the ideal solution for your trips to the island.
Paros owes its name to the leader of the Arcadian settlers of the Geometric era that gave its name to the island.
The history of Paros dates from the Paleolithic era. Three great civilizations flourished successively on the island, the Cycladic, the Minoan and the Mycenaean. Important was for Paros and the Archaic period.
In Classical times he allies with the Persians and later joins the Athenian Hegemony.
It succumbs to the Macedonians, the Ptolemy, the Mithridates, and finally to the Romans, a time when its development is inhibited.
He is recovering on Byzantium, while a characteristic example of that period is Panagia Ekatontapyliani.
It passes into the domination of the Venetians, is plagued by the continuous attacks of pirates, is conquered by the Turks and is liberated with the rest of the Cyclades, so it begins a path of rapid growth.
Especially Paros was tested during the German occupation, and around 1960 a new period of development begins, mainly based on tourism.
With the rental car of Imperial Car Rental explore the full of pleasant surprises island.
In Marathi you will see the ancient quarries of Paros, from where the extraordinary white marble was extracted, Paria Lithos, a source of wealth for the island, from which the greatest sculptural masterpieces of antiquity were built.
Car Hire Imperial Car Rental will help you reach the beautiful villages of the hinterland such as Marpissa, Marmara, Prodromos, Lefkes, Kostos, Marathi and Chorio that will steal your heart.
Equally gorgeous are the coastal settlements with their magical coasts. The villages and beaches of Parikia (ancient Minoa), Marcello, Agios Fokas, Agios Ioannis the Detis, Kolimbithres, Livadia, Naoussa (ancient Argousa), one of the largest ports of Paros and the most picturesque of the Aegean, Lageri, Santa Maria, Little Santa Maria, Ambelas, Glyfades, Tsoukalia, Piso Livadi with the remarkable marina, Logaras, Golden Beach, Drios, picturesque harbor of the island, Lolantonis, Glyfa, Tripiti, Bay of Bai, Farangas, Piso Alyki, Voutakos, Agios Nikolaos, Punta , large port of Paros, Agia Irini, Parasporos, Dolphin are some of the beaches
Do not miss the Imperial Car Rental, with the ease of transportation provided by Imperial Car Rental, to visit the Church of Our Lady of Ekatontapyliani, one of the most important Christian monuments and the Byzantine Museum of Ekatontapyliani. It is also worth a walk in the Castle, the Ancient Agora, the Archaeological Museum of Paros, the Delion, the Venetian Castle and a lot of other monuments that exist in Paros with its rich history.
Paros is rightfully a particularly desirable destination that you will love if you visit it for the first time and you will surely be eager to come back. Thanks to the Imperial Car Rental car rental service, you will be able to explore it from side to side and experience one of the most beautiful travel experiences of your life!