LOCATION

The perfect spot to explore Paros

Stratos is located on the outskirts of Parikia, Paros’ historic capital directly opposite the ancient monument of Asklipios (or Asclepius), 1 km away from the port of Parikia, 5 minutes by walk from the town center and seafront (where restaurants and bars are mainly located) and 7 km away from the airport.

Access to the beach directly below the hotel is via the small steps on the side of the building. Souvlia (or Delphini) beach is a 5-minute walk and the long sandy beach of Parasporos around a 10-minute walk.

A bus stop is located near the hotel connecting to the most popular beaches of Paros and the airport.
Cars, scooters and atv/quad for rent are available on site by asking directly at the reception that is open 24 hours.

  • Hotel
    Hotel
    • Stratos Apartments & Studios
  • Museums - Churches
    Museums - Churches
    • Buterflies Valley

      Buterflies Valley

      The Valley of the Butterflies is located 5 Km south of Parikia, near the Monastery of Jesus of Woods. This valley is popularly referred to as Petaloudes, which means in Greek. Every year during the summer months, the valley is verdant and the Jersey Tiger Moths seem to have wrapped the entire valley thereby creating a truly breathtaking natural phenomenon.

    • Delion, Krotiri, Parikia

      Delion, Krotiri, Parikia

    • The Frankish Castle of Paros

      The Frankish Castle of Paros

    • Byzantine Museum

      Byzantine Museum

      The Byzantine Museum of Paros is housed in the Ekatontapiliani complex, in Parikia.

    • Archaeological Museum

      Archaeological Museum

      The Archaeological Museum of Paros was founded in 1960, in a room built next to the High School of Parikia. It is one of the most important museums in Greece because of its exhibits, which were found in excavations on Paros and Antiparos.

    • Panagia Ekatontapiliani church

      Panagia Ekatontapiliani church

      The church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani is located a few meters from the port of Parikia, the capital of Paros. This is one of the best-preserved Paleo-Christian monuments in Greece. According to the legend, the original church was constructed by Saint Constantine, first Emperor of Constantinople, after the offering of his mother, Saint Helene.

  • Nearest beaches
    Nearest beaches
    • Marcello

      Marcello

    • Livadia

      Livadia

    • Pounda (kitesurf)/Antiparos connection

      Pounda (kitesurf)/Antiparos connection

    • Delfini

      Delfini

      The official name of this beach is Souvlia, but the locals call it Delfini from the name of a beach bar that is located on this beach. The maps refer to it with both names. The long beach has nice sand and crystal water. It is located south of Parikia, right after the ancient site of Asklepieion. Normally it doesn’t get popular, so it offers a nice spot to relax.

    • Agia Irini

      Agia Irini

      The small beach of Agia Irini is located a few kilometres south of Parikia and is boarded with beautiful palm trees, giving to the place a tropical atmosphere. A lovely church of the same name stands right on the beachfront.

    • Parasporos

      Parasporos

      Parasporos is located south of Parikia, the capital of Paros, next to a campsite, which is the reason why it is often very crowded. It is a large beach with emerald waters and golden sand. A couple of beach bars are available on the beach and organise a few parties during summer time.

  • Other Towns/Villages
    Other Towns/Villages
    • Aliki Village

      Aliki Village

      Aliki is beautiful coastal village with a picturesque port, located 13km south of Parikia.

    • Naoussa town

      Naoussa town

      The beautiful picturesque fishing village of Naoussa is located in a huge bay in the northern part of Paros, 10 kilometres east from the capital, Parikia.

    • Lefkes village

      Lefkes village

      The whitewashed village of Lefkes is as close as many visitors to Paros will ever get to an authentic Greek island agricultural village.

    • Piso Livadi

      Piso Livadi

 

Connections

  • Main seafront street (with restaurants, bars, cafes) 400m.
  • Parikia old town- historical centre: 500 m
  • Port 900 m.
  • Airport 7 km.
  • Bus stop 30m. (with connections to Pounda, Aliki, Airport and the town center)

Points of Interest

The Temple of Asclepius

Directly opposite from Stratos Studios and Apartments, on the hillside of Agia Anna, lie the ruins of the Temple of Asclepius – known as “Asklepieion”. This monument, dedicated to Asclepius, the ancient God of Medicine, dates from the late classical period of ancient Greece (the 4th century BC).

The temple was built next to a water fountain -an important element in the religious rituals associated with the worshiping of Asclepius, the God of healing. The temple consisted of a rectangular building built in the Doric style with arcades on either side, a central altar, two semicircular platforms and two marble fountains built close to the water spring. This is where an intact Kouros, nowadays displayed in the Louvre, was found. A number of marble statuettes that were presented as offerings to Asclepius have also been discovered in the area.
During the excavations that were carried out in this archaeological site, a marble relief dating from the archaic period was also discovered. Two figures are depicted on this marble block. On the front of the piece of marble we see a seated figure, probably Apollo, whose long, flowing hair is touching the back of the seat.

The second, female, figure depicted on the side of the block is seen holding a bow. This is most likely Artemis, the Goddess of hunting. This relief, one of the earliest pieces of Parian sculpture, on display in the archaeological museum of Paros, signaled a flourishing of artistic activity on the island and a booming trade in marble.

Not much of the original structure survives today but scattered all around the site are segments of Doric columns carved from the pure white Parian marble that Paros was famous for. In the same area there are also remnants of another temple, that of Pythiean Apollo.

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Parikia

Parikia is the capital of the island which means it has all the important shops, some of the best restaurants and cafes, and much of the nightlife, and with a year round population to support them many of these businesses are open even in the winter. It is also within easy walking distance of a number of nice beaches and it is relatively flat so anywhere to far to walk you can reach by bicycle which are available to rent, and even provided for free at some hotels.

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Panagia Ekatontapiliani church

The church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani is located a few meters from the port of Parikia, the capital of Paros. This is one of the best-preserved Paleo-Christian monuments in Greece. According to the legend, the original church was constructed by Saint Constantine, first Emperor of Constantinople, after the offering of his mother, Saint Helene.

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