Close to the main Naxos, Paros still ranks third in terms of area in the islands of the Cyclades. Greek tourism mecca, ferries from Piraeus unload season an impressive stream of tourists. No wonder we press on the shores of Paros climate is the dream of every summer visitor, its rugged coastline alternates between coves and sandy expanses, the hinterland rises gently towards the tops of the hills ... we also have the choice between the small coastal villages or busiest Parikia, the 'capital' 'Paros. Like most of the Cyclades, Paros has an ancient history: the island is especially known for millennia for the quality of its marble.