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We were then going to Naxos to stay at Cyano Suites hotel. The weather in Mykonos, Paros and Naxos can be very windy, and in fact it was a windy day, the day we left Mykonos port.
Delayed Ferry due to the weather
Firstly, I had a text from SeaJets to say the ferry would be delayed nearly an hour. I can only assume it was because of the rough seas. But, I always take anti sea sickness pills before a ferry, learning from past experiences.
Arrival in Paros
Therefore, by the time we arrived in Paros after a rough crossing, it was later than we had originally planned. Upon arrival, quickly unpacked and went for a walk to see the harbour and Venetian castle. The weather by this time, due to the wind, made it seem really cold and cloudy, hence photos don’t look the best.
Everywhere was so quiet, like a ghost town, hardly saw anyone until we got round by the shops. We only stayed a short while around the harbour as it was so blustery and couldn’t get close to the Venetian Castle due to the sea pounding the walk way.
You can read my review here of the hotel we stayed at and what we did later that day.
We encountered a male busker with his saxaphone on the first evening around Naousa restaurants and then the next day at the port.
Is in a group of islands in Greece known as the Cyclades.
Along with Mykonos and Naxos they are known as the island of wind, hence why it’s windy there. Mykonos is the main international airport to fly to from the UK and then we used Direct Ferries to book the ferries with SeaJets and Blue Star ferries to get to each island.
I always book my hotels through Booking.com and get my flights separate for flexibility.
We only stayed one night in Naousa which is a resort on the north coast. Parikia is the port to arrive at and has a pretty waterside bay.
The journey on the ferry was less than an hour. As seen in Mykonos, Paros has similar cobbled clean streets with pretty flowers and colourful balconies.
Similar to Mykonos
Blue domed churches and whitewashed buildings with flat roofs can be seen. We saw a church called Agios Kali looking out from Naousa on a small island. From the ferry we could see Korakas Lighthouse, high up on a cliff.
If the weather had been better and we had another day booked in Paros, I would have liked to go and take a day trip boat to Anti Paros, as it looks lovely. Still, it will be an excuse to return some day.