Lefkes, one of the most beautiful, picturesque and traditional villages of Paros, is situated in the central part of the island, at an altitude of 250 m above the sea level and within a 10 km distance from Parikia.
Keeping the traditional element intact and still untouched by the mass tourism of the island, this settlement stands out for its characteristic nobility as well as its authentic and magnificent Cycladic scenery that offers to its visitors. All-white buildings of Cycladic architecture, alleys with painted white queens, traditional gardens and colourful flowers take you back in time, away from the crowds and the hustle of the busy areas of Paros.
The main road of the settlement will initially lead you to the traditional cafe of Lefkes at the central square and later to the marble Cathedral of Agia Triada, which is one of the biggest and most important churches of the island. There, you can make a stop at the traditional cafe Margarita (Daisy) to enjoy the owners’ homemade lemonade and sweets.
Lefkes was the first capital of the island, created in the 16th cent. by immigrants that came from Crete and locals who fled inland to protect themselves from pirate attacks and it was called Hyria. Hiking lovers can cross the byzantine path of 7 km that starts from the village and leads to the settlement of Prodromos.