Destination / Wish You Were Here

Paros, Greece

Take me to the islands. Paros, one of the Greek Cycladic islands, is the perfect base for beaches, amazing food and nightlife. With days spent reclining on daybeds on beaches with crystal clear water and nights spent watching the sun set and enjoying the freshest of foods, it is the ultimate in holiday ease.

Stay …
Stay near Naoussa. Everywhere on the island is only about 30 minutes away, however this is a good hub for restaurants and beaches. Try a local small hotel for simplicity and Greek hospitality. You wont be spending much time in the hotel anyway. Get out and explore.

Taste …
Greek yoghurt and honey for breakfast, Tzatziki and salads for lunch. In Naoussa try Barbarossa Restaurant near the water for fresh salads and seafood. Don’t leave without trying small Greek donuts with hazelnut sauce.

Take …
Go for light linen fabrics, straw beach bags and hats for the beach. At night the temperature hardly drops so aim for airy pieces. Sunscreen is a must, and at night all you need is a tinted moisturiser and a lick of mascara. Island living at its best.

See …
The best way to see Paros is to rent a car. Get the tips from locals on tiny unsignposted beaches that require hand drawn maps. Take a day trip to AntiParos. The smaller island is just a 30-minute ferry away, is quieter and has even more beaches to explore. Set up camp at Beach House Resort which is on a tiny beach with perfect clear water.