Paroikia, Paros' capital, is a small town with 2,500 inhabitants. It is a lovely town, with whitewashed houses and a maze of narrow streets. The best part of it, is away from the sea in the heart of the old village. Around the coastline there are beautiful safe sandy beaches.
The history of Parikia goes back the centuries, as the archaeological finds, which are many, confirm. Parikia has been inhabited for almost 4,500 years and as a result of that there are many ruins in the area.
SIGHTSEEING IN PAROIKIAThe Church of Ekatondapyliani or Katopoliani is one of the most important Byzantine monuments and one of the finest churches in Greece. It is dominated to the Dormition of Our Lady and according to the tradition was founded by Santa Helen, the mother of the Emperor Constantine. On the Assumption of Virgin Mary day, 15th of August, there is a great celebration on the seafront.
In the Archaeological Museum a fragment of the Parian Chronicle is exhibited, which is an inscription of the history of Greece from 1500BC to 264BC.