Hikes & Walks
Paros & Antiparos
Walking and hiking enthusiasts can get a completely different perspective on Paros, by following any one of a number of footpaths through the picturesque Parian landscape. A lot of these walks were originally donkey paths, used by farmers to transport supplies from the main town before the advent of tarmacadamed roads. Many are still so in the more vertiginous or inaccessible areas. An added charm is that in spring these paths are literally littered with wild herbs, sage, and oregano, and a plethora of seasonal wild flowers. In the summer the air is heady with the scent of these plants and herbs, while the glint of sunlight off the surface of sea seems to be eternally round the corner. Follow one of the recommended routes depending on your fitness and stamina
01 Drios - Golden Beach easy 1 km 10 minutes
The route starts from the beach at the port of Drios. The path is to the East and passes Boudari Beach leading to Golden Beach. An easy and highly scenic route, suitable for those who are staying nearby and want a coastal walk.
02 Pounta - Alyki easy 9 km 2.5 hours
The route starts at the left hand side of the port of Pounta. You will pass a long stretch of sand where the kite surfers are and a cafe bar and then the route narrows. A little later you pass a small picturesque harbor with few caiques. Immediately afterward you will reach the small cape. where you can take great photos overlooking Antiparos. The route continues to Makrias Niti, where you can stop for a swim, and eventually see the beautiful beach of Aliki with its seafood tavernas and attractive cafes.
03 Lefkes - Lagkada - Aspro Horio - Dryos hard 10 km 3.5 hours
This path connects Lefkes Paros Cultural Park is well worth visiting and from here there is a clearly waymarked set of natural paths. These lead to the landmark of the lighthouse Cape Korakas with it's spectacular views of the Aegean stretched towards Tinos, and the rocks and flowers of special natural beauty. A map of the trails is available upon request from the Park offices.
04 Aghios Yiannis Detis Environmental Park medium 9 km 2 hours
Paros Cultural Park is well worth visiting and from here there is a clearly waymarked set of natural paths. These lead to the landmark of the lighthouse Cape Korakas with it's spectacular views of the Aegean stretched towards Tinos, and the rocks and flowers of special natural beauty. A map of the trails is available upon request from the Park offices.
05 Aggeriá -Agioi Theodoroi- kamari medium 10 km 4 hours
A beautiful route, which starts from the central square of Aggeia. You will see some red arrow waymarks marking the route. The path will lead you to the beautiful monastery of Agioi Theodoroi which possesses a magnificent view. This footpath is mainly a dirt track and the route is quite hilly.
06 Marpissa - Molos medium 6 km 1.5 hours
At the old mill of Marpissa there is a board which indicates the starting point of this footpath, which is at least partly paved. As you ascend the path, you will come across a sign indicating monuments, which guides you to the hill of Saint Anthony. Climbing the hill of Agios Antonios you will pass through a wooded area that leads to the beach of Molos.
07 North Antiparos easy 7 km 2.5 hours
At the end of the main road of the Antiparos market begins the asphalt path. Following the route you clamber over hills with beautiful views of the sea, and you can stop for a swim when you hit the coast later. In spring, this area is abundantly full of wild flowers.