WELCOME TO PAROS, GREECE. OPA!
Paraiso’s trip to Paros, Greece offers everything you could possible dream of: clear, blue seas; white, sandy beaches; a boat ride to an uninhabited island in the middle of the Aegean; and the opportunity to hike, wine-taste, snorkel, learn to cook Greek food, get a massage, or just relax. Paros is known for its beauty, the iconic white houses detailed in amazing marble.
The private villa we use on Paros is nothing short of heavenly. Perched on a hill side just over the sea, the villa is conveniently located walking distance to Alyki, a small fishing town, allowing you to access the local culture if you want. Otherwise, you may simply retreat to the villa and private surrounding beaches. We handle the rest of the details so you can concentrate on YOU! Rest assure, you will leave Greece with an undeniable glow, feeling great, looking great, and packed with great stories (and new culinary tricks) to share with your friends and family back at home.
June 5 – 11, 2016 with Maria D’Ambrosio
One of our favorite trips features a day on the Aegean Sea and a trip to Antiparos. Lend us your imagination on this Travel Tuesday and we’ll transport you to the beautiful Greek Islands. We’ll set out on our excursion to the surprisingly trendy Antiparos, a small inhabited island one nautical mile off Paros. Soak up the sunshine, float on the azure waters, unwind and picnic on the white sandy beaches of this dreamy island getaway. The historical center of Antiparos is located in the Venetian castle, which is connected through the shopping streets of the picturesque coastal street. The most famous sight on the small, but picturesque island of Antiparos, is its Cave. This interesting natural wonder is full of stalactites and stalagmites which form different shapes. Located on the south eastern part of the island, the cave has a long history. As findings from the Geometric and Classical Era have shown, it was initially used as a refuge and then as a worship place. Macedonian generals also used the cave in the 4th century BC as a refuge after their conspiracy against Alexander the Great. The enormous stalagmite, which is in the entrance to the cave, is the oldest in Europe and is estimated to be 45 million years old. On descending the 411 steps towards the heart of the cave, more than a 100 metres deep, visitors face a truly breathtaking spectacle at each turn. All around there are spectacular formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
- Six nights and seven days at the private luxury villas
- Mind body classes twice a day: A mindful wellness program lead by a certified instructor for all levels
- Greek cooking class: Learn some delicious culinary treats to share with your friends and family back at home.
- Three excursions: Visit Antiparos, Lefkes, Parikia, Naussau and go wine tasting! The island is small enough to see everything and get some rest!
- Private transportation: Roundtrip from the villa to Paros airport and/or Parikia ferry.
- Three meals a day prepared by your private Greek cook! The menu is completely customizable to taste!
- Wine will be offered with dinner daily.
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- You will need to fly into Athens (ATH) and then either connect to Paros (PAS) on a hopper flight or a ferry. Both are amazing ways to arrive, there are typically two flights a day on Olympic Air, 45 minutes in duration.
- Because of its central location in the Cyclades, various ferries reach Paros from the ports near Athens and other Greek islands. All year round, there are daily boats to Paros from the port of Piraues in Athens, while in the summer there are also connections from the port of Rafina (also in Athens and very convenient to the international airport. The ferry trip duration is 3-5 hours depending on the type of boat.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
- Be sure your passport won’t be expiring within the next six months.
- We recommend incorporating probiotics into your diet before and while traveling abroad.
- Pack the right chargers! Greek electrical outlets are 220-240V, not 110-120V (like in the US or Canada), so make sure to pack an adapter (or 3) to charge up any electronics. If your device can’t handle 220-240V, you’ll need a transformer instead (or a transformer-adapter combo if the transformer is meant for US sockets). Hair dryers are provided if you need.
- Keep an eye on the clock! Don’t forget to check the time difference between Greece and your home. For New Yorkers and East Coasters, Greece is 7 hours ahead, but it’s 10 hours ahead of California! Your family members will appreciate your trying to time your calls so that they aren’t already asleep.
- Pack lightly! You don’t need a lot of heavy clothes for a summer trip to Greece. Simple light layers, yoga clothes, swimwear and sneakers are a must! Make sure to pack your hat and sunscreen while you’re at it!