Destinations > Cyclades Islands > Paros

      It's a popular tourist island, known for its golden beaches and its prime example of Cycladic architecture. Churches, shops and houses, dazzling white cubes with bougainvillias and wisteria providing splashes of natural color against the deep blue of the Aegean. Paros possesses the finest churches in the region, the most famous being the Ekatontapiliani which is well worth a visit for the beautiful interior. The island museum houses a slab of Parian Chronicle recording Greek history from prehistoric times. Exhibits include sculptures made from the famous Parian marble, of which some of the most famous sculptures and temples were made. Paros is also the home of some of the greatest sculptors of the ancient world such as Agorakritos.