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Discovering Paros

When Sebastiaan and I were trying to decide which of the Greek Islands to visit I’d actually never heard of Paros and was instead considering more well-known islands like Crete, Mykonos and Santorini. As I began my research I noticed that many of these popular Greek destinations turned into the Greek equivalent of Cancun spring break in August (crowds of obnoxious drunk high school and college students)- No thanks…

So, aside from this making me feel reallyy really old (I mean it wasn’t THAT long ago that I went to Cancun after high school was it??) we both decided for our first real extended holiday together this wasn’t exactly what we had in mind. Luckily, a friend at work recommended Paros- we could not have been more pleasantly surprised. 🙂

We spent the first few days in Paros exploring the island, laying by the pool and lounging at the beach. (sounds rough right?)

On our third day the manager of the hotel recommended an all day island cruise- absolutely unforgettable…

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Beautiful views from the boat

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Jumping off the boat into the water!

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Going for a swim 🙂

The next day we decided to rent a scooter so that we could explore a bit more of the island. We stopped off at a few beaches, enjoyed spectacular views and wandered around a small fishing village along the way.

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Don’t worry Sebastiaan did most of the driving 😉

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Pounda Beach

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Village of Naoussa

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Taking it all in 🙂

If you ever decide to take a trip over to Paros (which I highlyyy recommend) our hotel was absolutely fabulous. The friendly staff, amazing views, and spotless rooms made for one of the most relaxed and enjoyable stays we’ve ever had.

For a place to eat in Paros I’d recommend herehere, and here! – definitely less touristy than some places but absolutely delicious!

This is the company that arranged our boat trip- a must do in Paros!

More pictures from Paros below!