Parikia or Chora, the capital and harbour of Paros, is the first village you encounter arriving at the island. Built on the location of the ancient city, in the western part of the island, it manages to maintain the picturesqueness and the Cycladic tradition, despite the tourist growth during the last years.
Among the villages that provide full organisation and all the amenities to their guests, Parikia has a variety of choices both in hotels and inns, and in restaurants and cafe-bars. Taking a walk in the picturesque alleys you will discover small treasures of local and traditional products, clothing and accessories shops, traditional taverns and cafes.
However, entertainment is not all that Parikia has to offer. It is also full of history and culture. There you can find some of the most important attractions of the island, such as Panagia Ekatontapyliani, the Archaeological Museum of Paros, the Hill of Kastro (Castle), Asclepieion, Dilio, the Ancient Cemetery, etc.