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by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 25, 2021
Paros Family Hotels – Where To Stay
- Naoussa and Parikia are the two liveliest towns on Paros. Naoussa is trendier and has better restaurants, Parikia is busier and has more shopping (and it’s where the ferries arrive and depart).
- A day trip to Antiparos is an absolute must. Great beaches and very good local restaurants. Small boats leave from the Parikia every hour and it takes about 20 minutes to get there.
- Kolymbithres Beach – Rock formations which remind some people of the moon dot this cove protected beach. Don’t visit to swim, get here early and adventure among the rocks.
The 12 Best Family Hotels in Paros
- Click the hotel name to check prices on Booking.com – my favorite website for booking hotels. Book 6 to 8 months in advance for the best rooms and rates.
1. Poseidon of Paros Hotel & Spa – Chrissi Akti Beach
The most family-friendly hotel in Paros, this luxury, beachfront hotel offers 2 pools, 2 kids’ pools, a swimming pier in the sea, a playground, babysitting services, and much more. All suites sleep up to 4 guests with the 2-bedroom Grand Suite Sea View being the best and most spacious. The restaurant offers a complimentary Greek and American breakfast buffet and creative Greek dishes all day with a kids’ menu and careful consideration of food allergies. Their beach club is served by a VW van-turned-beach-bar with refreshments and snacks all day. The hotel is located on gorgeous Chrissi Akti Beach (Golden Beach). Though there is a bus stop nearby (800 meters away), a car rental is recommended.
2. Saint Andrea Resort Hotel – Livadia, near Naoussa
Refined, luxury hotel with a dazzling pool, upscale dining, and spacious suites. 1-bedroom Suites sleep 3, while 2-bedroom Superior Suites and 2-bedroom Maisonettes sleep up to 4; wheelchair accessible rooms are available. Babysitting and baby cots are also available on request. Their restaurant serves modern Mediterranean fare for lunch and dinner and complimentary American buffet breakfast; the Lobby and Pool Bars serve refreshments throughout the day. The hotel sits about a 15-minute walk from Naoussa, Piperi Beach, and Piperaki Beach and offers free transfers to picturesque Kolymbithres Beach. Review of Saint Andrea Seaside Resort with video.
3. Paliomylos Spa Hotel – Naoussa
Upscale hotel with a sea view pool, full-service spa with a saltwater jacuzzi, and a roof terrace with sunset views. 2-bedroom suites sleep up to 6; all suites include fully equipped kitchenettes, most with private terraces or patios with direct pool access. The hotel offers an all-day café and snack bar serving a homemade buffet breakfast, light bites and drinks, and room service. Great location overlooking Piperi Beach, just a 5 minute walk to the water and an 8-minute walk to the best restaurants in Naoussa. Review of Paliomylos Spa Hotel with video.
4. Hotel Senia – Naoussa
Gorgeous, luxury hotel in Naoussa with 2 pools (heated infinity pool and a rooftop adults-only pool), excellent food, and plenty of spacious suites and apartments for families. All include private terraces, some include indoor or outdoor jacuzzis, while the Three-Bedroom Suites and Superior Suites add full kitchens. Food is outstanding throughout the day, beginning with their organic, farm-fresh breakfasts and finishing with their inspired Mediterranean dinners. The hotel is located right above Piperi Beach with their own designated beach lounge space, but be advised that the beach is across the street and down a steep stairway. The charming Naoussa port and restaurants are only a 5-minute walk away.
5. Angels Villas – Livadia, near Naoussa
Boutique, luxury villa collection with a pool and playground. 1 and 2-bedroom villas sleep 4 or 5 guests, all with private balconies, full kitchens, and washing machines; most villas have 1 or 2 sofa beds. Family amenities and services include babysitting, cots, and car seats. The hotel offers car rental on site. Larger groups should book at their sister property Angels Estate (just a 5-minute drive away), which features an 8-bedroom villa for up to 16 guests with a private pool and jacuzzi.
6. Kallisti Paros – Naoussa
Friendly hotel in a quiet neighborhood with a generous pool, all-day pool bar, and sea views from most rooms. Junior Suites sleep up to 4 with a queen bed and 2 twins, and 1-Bedroom Apartments sleep up to 5 with a queen bed and 3 twins. Suites, apartments, and most studios include kitchenettes; all have private terraces. The hotel sits on a hill on the edge out Naoussa, within 5 to 10 minutes’ walk to great restaurants and just an 8-minute walk to Agii Anargyri Beach.
7. Blue Mare Villas – Livadia, near Naoussa
Boutique collection of luxury villas with 1 to 3-bedroom units, a pool with an attached jacuzzi, a kids’ pool, and a playground. All villas include full kitchens, washing machines, and large private terraces; the 3-bedroom villas sleep up to 9 and add private jacuzzis, while the 3-bedroom Asterias Villa is wheelchair accessible. The Pool Bar serves a complimentary buffet breakfast daily as well as drinks and light bites in the evenings. The hotel sits in a quiet neighborhood, about a 5-minute drive from Naoussa’s dining and shopping, great swimming at Piperi Beach, and Kolymbithres Beach’s dramatic landscape.
8. Margarita Studios Ambelas – Ambelas
Cheerful budget hotel (with a few surprising, luxury elements) with a fun pool, kids pool, and a great restaurant. Suites, apartments, and the house sleep 4 to 6 guests, all with private terraces, many with kitchenettes. Perks include a cell phone with data and international calling, a laundry room, and cooking lessons at their phenomenal restaurant, a member of the Aegean Cuisine Initiative, serving fresh, local cuisine all day. Located an 8-minute walk from Ambelas Beach and an 11-minute drive from Naoussa. A car is strongly recommended here.
9. Parosland Hotel – Aliki
Affordable luxury hotel with a pool and kids’ pool, playground, and great food in Aliki fishing village, just a short walk to the beach. Family Rooms sleep up to 4 in an open layout, while connecting rooms sleep up to 6 in 2 rooms. All rooms include private balconies and cell phones with unlimited international calling and data. Food is wonderful at their all-day, Greek, comfort food restaurant Elaionas, and the breakfast buffet is included for guests. Parosland is at the edge of Aliki fishing village with 3 gorgeous beaches within 7 to 18 minutes’ walk away.
10. Afrodite Boutique Hotel – Aliki
Charming, family-owned hotel with a garden pool, spa treatments, family quadruple rooms for up to 4 and 2-bedroom,2-bathroom apartments for up to 6, all with private terraces. The daily complimentary breakfast features local products, many grown in the family’s garden, while the lobby bar serves drinks, snacks, and light bites throughout the day. Located just a 3-minute walk to the main beach in Aliki, near several wonderful restaurants, with especially fresh seafood options.
11. Paros Agnanti – Krotiri, near Parikia
Luxury hotel with a beautiful pool, a Greek restaurant with complimentary breakfasts, and 1 and 2-bedroom family suites with sea views, many with private jacuzzis or pools. Perks include a playground, basketball and tennis courts, babysitting, and a free shuttle service to Parikia. The hotel is located in Krotiri, just a 5-minute walk from Krios and Marcello Beaches and a 9-minute drive to Parikia.
12. Kosmitis Hotel and Kosmitis Residence – Naoussa
Sister properties side-by-side on Agii Anargyri Beach. The Hotel offers Family Rooms for up to 4 with a separate sleeping are for 2 and 2 sofa beds; the Residence boasts Studio Apartments for 3, 2-Bedroom Residences for 4, and 3-Bedroom Residences for 6. Apartments and Residences all boast full kitchens and washing machines. Kosmitis Hotel offers a pool, restaurant, and bar for guests of both properties. About a 10-minute walk from central Naoussa and restaurants.
The Best Family Hotels in Antiparos
1. Kouros Village Hotel – Antiparos
Family-focused, pet-friendly suites and apartments featuring a sea-view pool and restaurant at Agios Spyridonas Beach in Antiparos. Studios sleep up to 3, 1-bedroom suites sleep up to 4, and 2-bedroom apartments sleep up to 5; all include kitchenettes and private terraces. Perks include free port transfer on request, twice daily yoga classes, and babysitting services. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, serving seasonal, fresh, local ingredients and recipes; the bar is open until midnight, serving drinks and light snacks.
2. Oliaros Seaside Lodge – Antiparos
Relaxed getaway on the south end of Antiparos overlooking Despotiko Island offering family lofts and a 2-bedroom house for family of 5. All include private terraces, kitchenettes, and sea views. A free, continental breakfast is served daily, featuring Greek cakes, homemade marmalades, and local ingredients. Oliaros sits in a quiet area, with a handful of restaurants on Agios Georgios Beach within a 15-minute walk away and Vathis Volos Beach a 25-minute walk away (even faster if you use the hotel’s free bikes).
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Hi Dave. Would love your help and comments on this itinerary.
We are a couple (active) in our 60s traveling to Greece in mid-May from London. We are from California.
2 nights at Perissa Beach – Anastasia Princess?
3 nights other side of the island (deciding between Aria Suites and Tsitouras Collection).
Ferry to Paros. Thinking about the Astrid Suites Villas. Will have car. 3 nights.
Ferry to Mykonos. One night at Petasos Beach Resort.
My questions: would a 3 night Santorini : 3 night Paros : 3 night Mykonos be better?
Are these hotels good selections?
This looks like a great itinerary. Could you change it to 3/3/3? Yes, but be sure to drop Perissa if you do and only stay on the caldera side of Santorini. You’ll get plenty of beach time in Paros and Mykonos. Aria Suites has more to see and do within an easy walk. Tsitouras has a little more charm though. (Unless you’re staying at the villas at Aria in which case these are a little nicer.) Petasos is a great hotel in a wonderful location for the beach, restaurants, and bus to Mykonos Town. Unfortunately, I have not heard of Astrid Suites.
Planning a trip to Europe from Australia this May – June, we will have our 2.5 and near 4yr old with us. Was thinking of going to Split for for 6 nights and then onto Paros for 9nights, or alternatively choosing Crete instead of Split, Croatia to keep things simple.
What are your thoughts? Are there more suitable Islands we should be looking at?
Crete and Paros are both great islands. Sticking to Greece would certainly keep things simpler and save you some travel time (there’s a direct ferry from Crete to Paros) but Split is also beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing all your valuable knowledge and experience. We (family with 2 kids, age 8 and 6) are planning our first holiday in Greece for 3 weeks this August and I was hoping I could run past our itinerary so far and ask for some advice along the way.
easyjet flight to Mykonos (most likely around Platis Gialos)
2 days stay in Mykonos and catch ferry to Paros
6-7 day stay in Paros, either at Santa Maria Windsurf Centre or The Golden Beach
ferry to Naxos with a 6 – 7 day stay around Naxos town
ferry back to Mykonos with a 1 – 2 day stay before fling home to London
– we are hoping to stay in self catering resorts (Paros) and apartments in (Mykonos and Naxos)
Now my questions-
* do you know of any advantage why to do our trip the other way round (i.e. Mykonos – Naxos – Paros – Mykonos)?
* would you recommend either Santa Maria resort or The Golden beach for some windsurfing, snorkling, etc
* do you know of any (reasonably priced) all inclusive companies that fly us to Paros into a windsurfing resort (we could then continue to journey independently without taking the homebound flight). I couldn’t find anything on the net?!
* Santorini seems a lot more expensive (flights to Gatwick and accommodation) therefore we consider flying out of Mykonos. Is this a big mistake to miss out on Santorini?
… very sorry, there are more questions that first intended.
Everyone’s budget is different but I would strongly recommend putting Santorini on your itinerary. As is, you’ll be buying a ferry ticket (Paros to Mykonos) to see an island you’ve already been to. Much better to start and finish in different islands and not to double-back. And you get to see one of the most amazing islands for just a little more money (and not the thousands that it would take to make a trip to only Santorini). Golden Beach is best for windsurfing. Sorry, no idea about an all-inclusive for windsurfing (though can’t imagine how that would be a wise way to save money even if it did exist). If you did Mykonos and Santorini then go Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini (or backwards) as that’s the way the ferry goes. But if you return to Mykonos then the order doesn’t matter. Good luck.
We’re going to the Greek Islands this year. My husband and 2 young children (1 and 3yrs) , my sister and her 2 young children (6 and 7 years) and our parents (in their 60’s).
We like beaches but would prefer to be right in town as we like the liveliness at night. The restaurants, shops, bars. We have been to Oia in Santorini before and we are after that lively and villagey feel again. As we have young children we want to be about to easily walk to tavernas at night.
We are tossing up between Naoussa, Paros (staying at Stelia Mare or Kanales?) or staying in Naxos Town on Saint George Beach. Knowing what we are after, which would you recommend? We can’t do both as we are already going to Hydra before.
These are both wonderful towns (two of my favorites on the Greek islands). Both have a fun lively vibe with lots of restaurants. Naoussa is trendier with more nightlife and fewer kids (though still plenty). Naxos Town has a more family-friendly feel and kids are everywhere. Naoussa has some nice beaches nearby but nothing like the super kid-friendly beach at St George that will likely be a 30 second to 3 minute walk from your hotel. Not sure if you’re looking for any nightlife but Naxos Town does not have much. Naxos Town has a wider variety of really great Greek restaurants. Naoussa has a wider variety of good non-Greek restaurants.
Love the Blog. I am going to be travelling with our 6 month old baby to Greece in September next year – we will have 11 nights in the Cycledes – starting with 3 night in Santorini (already booked) with the remaining 8 slights undecided. We are pretty sure we are going to Naxos for 4-5 nights, then wasn’t sure what to do with the remaining days. Are Paros and Naxos too similar to visit in the same trip? We were going to Milos, but with our baby so young we would like to stick to closer islands to cut down on ferry time. Is there anywhere else you would recommend that is good for a baby.
Paros and Naxos do have many similarities but I would still do a few nights on Paros – great island.