Arokaria Notebook

Paros on a motorbike

Around the Island

the happiest bikes on Paros

 

Today we met up with Tzortzis from Happy Bikes and he told us all we need to know when it comes to discovering 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. However, when it comes to renting a motorbike there are certain factors that should be taken into consideration.

Safety first! The cheapest is not always the best alternative. Sometimes it’s better to spend a bit more in order to rent a proper bike, new and in good condition with good tires and brakes for safe rides. Keep also in mind that a 50 cc bike isn’t adequate for two people.

Paros is a popular destination in summer and its roads can get quite busy! So remember to drive carefully and with consideration for others! Always wear your helmet. Bike rentals should provide you with helmets.

Good news is that there is no need to worry about finding a gas station. There are plenty of them around the island so, no matter where you are, there should be a gas station nearby. However, it is always better to fill it up during the day since at night most gas stations are shut!

So ride your bike safely and to put it in Tzortzi’s words “Have fun and enjoy!”

 

the happiest bikes on Paros

NOTES

Happy Bikes get delivered daily to their happy riders at the port upon arrival or at their accommodation!

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos

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

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.

Greek Design on the Island – Accessories

Accesories, objects and jewelry which combine simplicity and forms deriving directly from the rich greek tradition

Climbing up to Agios Antonios

On such a clear day, the views are stunning!

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.

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 & Herbs

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

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.

Greek Design on the Island – Clothing

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