If you missed parts 1 & 2, you can check them out over here:
So from Santorini we hopped onto yet another ferry to take us to Paros… Now to be completely honest, we really didn’t know anything about Paros, but it kept coming up as a top 3 island in the Cyclades region, so we figured why not. Also, it was pretty much slap bang in the middle of Santorini & Mykonos (our final Greek destination), so seemed like a good idea to do a mid way stop and break up the ferry time.
We left Santorini at 12:30 and got to Paros at 16:25 – so not too bad travel wise. Also, as with the previous ferries, it’s a pretty slick ride:
Upon arrival in Paros harbour, otherwise known as Parikia, it was only about a 5min walk into the centre of town to get to our apartment. But seriously, that 5min walk covered some of the prettiest scenery I’ve ever seen in my life. Let me show you what I mean:
Our accommodation was a super cute 2-level studio apartment which we booked through AirBnB (you can view the listing over here). It cost us R4034 for 3 nights (so approx R1340 per night or R670 per person per night). It was right in the heart of the traditional settlement of Paroikia which is about 500m from the main harbour & bus station and 50m from the beach.We really loved our little apartment. Not just because of its great location (and did I mention how super cute it was??), but also because the area around it made for a great backdrop for some beautiful holiday snaps. In fact, the blue door right next door to us produced my favourite shot from our entire trip: The area also offered endless options as far as shopping, eating & drinking goes. I pretty much did all my clothing shopping here as their little boutiques are awesome beyond. For example, the striped dress in the photo above was a Paros find.
We also had the best gyro at a little Taverna not too far away:
Paros… without totally spoiling next week’s Mykonos post… was definitely my favourite island. If I had to pick one place to live, other than Cape Town of course, it would be very high up on my list.
Next week: Mykonos!