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Visitor Information

There is a visitor information office on Mavroyenous Square, just behind and to the right of the windmill at the end of the pier. This office is often closed, but there are numerous travel agencies on the seafront, including Santorineos Travel and Polos Tours . The municipality information office in the Parikia town hall can be reached at tel. 22840/22-078. The island has a number of helpful websites, including www.parosweb.com and www.paroslife.com. The quarterly English-language magazine Paros Life and Naxos Life (2€) is very useful and has a good calendar of upcoming events.

It's Popular in Paros -- The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin (Aug 15) is one of the most important religious holidays in Greece -- and the most important, after Easter, in Paros. Pilgrims come here from throughout the Cyclades to attend services at the Panagia Ekatondapiliani, which is dedicated to the Virgin. If you come here then, make reservations well in advance, or you will probably find yourself sleeping rough. And, on the subject of dates: If you want to visit Paros to see its famous butterflies, remember that they come here in May and June.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.