Sunday we took a tour of Paros Island.
Out first stop was Kolibithres beach tucked in a cove between Parikia and Naussa, overlooked by the Ancient Mycenaean acropolis. The smooth granite rocks have slowly taken shape with the lapping of the waves from Aegean Sea, giving the beach a serene and secure feeling. The water is calm, clear, and a brilliant shimmering turquoise.
Our next stop was Naussa, another port town but smaller than Parikia. Fishermen quietly sit on their boats fixing their nets, while other natives and tourists relax and socialize in the numerous seaside cafes and fish taverns. On one pier lies a 17th century Venetian fort. Just off the pier is a restaurant called Barbossa with a pirate flag snapping in the wind, a steady reminder of the previous inhabitants that also developed the labyrinth of winding roads in the island, pirates.
After Naussa we visited Lefkes. Even though it was once the capital of Paros, there are now more people buried in the sloping cemetery behind the Agias Triata church than there are living in the town.
Finally, we finished off our tour with a few hours in Piso Livadi sunning ourselves at the beach.