The Cyclades are famous for their breathtaking land- and seascapes. Bright days portray endless blue waters that harmonize with sand-coloured lands. Sights get even more impressive when the “magic hour” arrives, where the sinking sun colors skies in flaming shades. Such scenery is very common in Paros. And even though views are beautiful all over the island, these 4 spots take it to another level.
Agioi Anargiroi Monastery
Agioi Anargiroi is an impressive monastery located on the hill above the capital of Paros, Parikia. Although the monastery is very interesting, the view alone is worth a visit. The spot provides panoramic views over Parikia bay including amazing sunsets if you come by the right time. You can reach the monastery by car or take a small hike to get there.
Lighthouse Monastiri – Cape Korakas
The rocky cape near Monastiri beach provides one of the most popular hiking routes on the island. The whole path offers magnificent views, however, at a certain point the scenery is especially capturing. At the very end of the cape, built on the cliff, there is a lighthouse overlooking the Aegean waters. It is the perfect spot to make yourself comfortable and watch the evening sun disappear into the sea. Although it takes a 20 min walk to reach the lighthouse, it is definitely a must-go when visiting Paros.
Profitis Ilias (highest point of Paros)
This is definitely one of the most spectacular spots in Paros. Following a steep dirt road from the village Lefkes, you reach the highest point of the island. Once you reach the spot you will be blown away by panoramic views over Antiparos, Naxos, and the surrounding Aegean waters. Since Profitis Ilias is situated at a high altitude, make sure you visit on non-windy days.
Agios Antonios Monastery
The Agios Antonios Monastery is located on a hill overlooking the bay of Molos on one side and the bay of Piso Livadi on the other side. It is the perfect destination for passionate hikers, since there is a hiking route leading up to it. However, it can also be reached by car over a narrow, steep dirt road. There are certain hours where the monastery is open for visitors, yet the impressive 360 degree view of the spot is reason enough to stop by.