Hiking around the lighthouse

Around the Island

It’s mid April, spring is here for good and it’s a perfect day for a bit of hiking. Today we went to the lighthouse in the northern part of the island, in the western peninsula that embraces the bay of Naoussa. The whole area, which includes the monastery of Ai-Yiannis Detis a shipyard and an outdoor theatre where events take place in summer, forms the Environmental and Cultural Park of Paros and is protected.

There are several well marked paths around the whole peninsula and the landscape is simply unique.

The lighthouse stands on the northern edge of the rocky peninsula, in a particularly dramatic landscape. On a day with good visibility like today, Siros, Tinos and Mykonos can be seen clearly.

The monumental rock formations together with the low vegetation of wildflowers, herbs and bushes form a magical setting for an afternoon walk.

Walking around the peninsula views constantly change.

One moment we are facing north, admiring the blue colours of the sea and the other islands in the background. In a while we are heading south-east, getting a panoramic view of Naoussa standing in the heart of the bay and after a short walk we are facing west, getting a good view of the sun as it falls in the sea at the end of another day.

After a couple of hours of hiking we are heading back to the car. The car park is just next to the beach of Monastery and the open air theatre. In summer there is a variety of cultural events presented there and at the nearby beach there are parasols and sunbeds and a beach-bar operates during the summer months.

NOTES

You can access the Environmental and Cultural Park either by car/bike or, during summer, by boat form the port of Naoussa.

A Relaxing Day at Glyfa

After a couple of hours under the sun and a bit of swimming, we moved to the restaurant of the area, only meters away from the beach.

Day cruise to Koufonisia

The flirt between the yellowy rocks of the islands and the clear waters of the Aegean sea results to various turquoise hidden paradises.

Sea kayaking around Antiparos

The sea was calm, so paddling was easy and relaxing, while the proximity to the surface of the sea gave us a unique perspective of the wonderfully blue waters of the Aegean.

Walking around Ampelas

… a little fishermen village, on the eastern coast of Paros.

Hiking around the lighthouse

The monumental rock formations together with the low vegetation of wildflowers, herbs and bushes form a magical setting for an afternoon walk.

Pruning vines

February is the month of pruning the vines, so even though the landscape seems a little bit dry, there is a lot of activity going on at Moraitico winery.

Hiking & Herbs

The mountains of Paros are full of nature’s pharmacy’s pure products.

Greek Design on the Island – Clothing

Today we are going shopping in Naoussa. We are after some contemporary greek creations.

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos

After about half an hour the swimmers started arriving at Antiparos, where they were cheered by the crowd

Paros on a motorbike

Getting around Paros by bike is easy, since its morphology and roads make it one of the most accesible and bike friendly islands.

Pin It on Pinterest