- Main seafront street (with restaurants, bars, cafes) 400m.
- Parikia old town- historical centre: 500 m
- Port 1 Km.
- Airport 7 km.
- Bus stop 30m. (with connections to Pounda, Aliki, Airport and the town center)
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.
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.
The Byzantine Museum of Paros is housed in the Ekatontapiliani complex, in Parikia.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Aliki is beautiful coastal village with a picturesque port, located 13km south of Parikia.
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.
The whitewashed village of Lefkes is as close as many visitors to Paros will ever get to an authentic Greek island agricultural village.
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.READ MORE 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.READ MORE 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.READ MORE