Paros with Kids – The Best Family Hotels

Updated: October 5, 2017

Paros with Kids and the best family hotels

Paros Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations

  • Naoussa and Parikia are the two funnest 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 11 Best Family Hotels and Apartments on Paros

Family apartment with kitchen in Paros, Greece.

The two bedroom apartment with kitchen and sea view at Katerina Mare in Naoussa.

These hotels have large family rooms; some have kitchens and washer/dryer; most have swimming pools. Like all Greek islands, Paros doesn’t have many family-size rooms so book as early as possible.

  • Akrotiri Hotel – Parikia
    Family rooms have 2 interconnected rooms: a double bed in one, 2 singles in the other. Nice pool and great views.
  • Polos Hotel – Parikia
    Quadruple rooms have two rooms: a double bed in one, and 2 single beds in other. Large beautiful pool. Short walk along the water to central Parikia.
  • Paros Agnanti – Parikia
    Superior family rooms with sea view have 2 single beds and 1 double. Great beach nearby but a little remote from town.
  • Paros Paradise Apartments – near Parikia
    Quad suites (4 single beds) and family rooms (sleep up to 6 or 7). Close to the beach and great views.
  • Livadia Hotel – Parikia
    Triples and apartments. Right on the beach and the best budget choice in Parikia.
  • Kallisti Rooms & Apartments – Naoussa
    Apartments have a double bed in the bedroom and 2 single beds in the living rooms. Wonderful swimming pool and great location.
  • Paliomylos Spa Hotel – Naoussa
    Family suites and even larger 2-bedroom suites. Great hotel with a nice pool.
  • Kosmitis Hotel – Naoussa
    Steps from the beach with a huge pool. Family rooms sleep 4. A 10 minute walk from central Naoussa.
  • Katerina Mare – Naoussa
    Great location. Suites have kitchens and private balconies. Large 2-bedroom apartments sleep family of 5.
  • Saint Andrea Seaside Resort – Kolymbithres Beach
    Large junior and family suites. This is a great luxury hotel although somewhat isolated.
  • To Kyma Studios – Drios Beach
    2-bedroom apartments with kitchen sleep family of 6. Located right on the beach in quiet town. (Rent a car if you stay here.)

23 Questions and Comments

  1. 2 Weeks in Europe with Kids

    Hi David,
    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?
    Many thanks,

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      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.

  2. Mykonos, Naxos, Paros for Family of 4

    Hi David,
    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.

    Kind regards,

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      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.

  3. Naoussa or Naxos Town with Kids

    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.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      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.

  4. Cyclades with Baby

    Hi David

    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.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      Paros and Naxos do have many similarities but I would still do a few nights on Paros – great island.

  5. Paros or Antiparos for Family of 4

    Dear David,
    I really appreciate your excellent and enthusiastic blog!
    We are finding ourselves in am in a bit of a quandary and wondered if I might ask your advice We need to decide between PAROS and ANTIPAROS for a holiday in late September (20th through early October). In Paros, we are looking at a nice rental in Aliki, in Antiparos, a place in Agios Giorgos. Prices are both within shouting distance of each other and both have space available. I wondered whether the latter in Antiparos might be a little too “end of season” in late September? It looks gloriously quiet, but Aliki is not hustle and bustle either, but still has a decent village with quite a few tavernas etc.

    Anyway, if you have an opinion which might help us make a decision (we are 2 adults and 2 girls aged 10 and 8), we would be most grateful!
    Best, Anisha

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      I think Antiparos will be very slow by late September/early October. I would go with Paros. (But I have to say, I much prefer Parikia and Naoussa to Aliki.)

  6. A Month in Greece with Kids

    Hi – I love your blog. We feel the same way about family travel.

    We like to spend 1-2 months a summer in Europe with our three kids (next year 5, 7 and 9). Our preference is to base out of one place and do day trips. We’re done Paris and Tuscany like that. Last summer we changed it up and moved around a lot – a Disney Mediterranean cruise from Venice to Barcelona through Greece, 2 weeks in Paris, a week in Salzburg and a week in Florence. It was too much moving around. So we’re back to just wanting to find a place for a month next summer and we want to go to Greece. Paros has been highly recommended by others, but I’ve been told that 3-4 weeks there with young kids is just too long – even with day trips to neighboring islands. We loved our day in Rhodes Town so Rhodes is an option too, but that limits us a little as to day trips even if the island is large. So I’d love your advice – is there a great spot (any island) to spend a month where we can relax a lot, walk to coffee in the morning, hit a lot of beaches, see some interesting sites too, do day trips to other islands, have long Greek dinners at restaurants with great views and have an amazing Greek summer without seeing loads of cruise ship visitors every day? Too much to ask? Thank you!!! Eric

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      Naxos is my favorite island for families and I think it would be perfect for what you’re looking for. Although with 3 to 4 weeks splitting that time with a couple other Cycladic islands (Paros, Antiparos, Santorini) would probably be wise.

  7. Greece with Kids in August for Family of 4

    We have just booked our first family trip to Greece last week of August for close to 4 weeks, so lots of time to plan as there is so much to see!! Our kids will be 8 and 11and enjoy traveling, good food and great beaches. We need to dedicate a week to Peloponnese, which I think we will do at the end of the trip?? So far my plan is 3-4 days Paros, 3 days Folegrandos, 2 days Santorini, overnight ferry to Rhodes for 2 days, up to 5 days Kastollorizo (day trip across to Turkey), then back to Rhodes for 2-3 more days, fly to Athens. I keep changing my mind on Mykonos …can we do a day trip, do we need to go??

    What do you think are we trying to do too much, we really want to get to Kastollorizo, is there any other islands you would recommend???

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      That sounds like a great itinerary. The Peloponnese is wonderful and a week there will be great. One note for visiting in August: the biggest holiday of the year occurs on August 15. Most Greeks return to their hometown village so everyone is on the move all across Greece. It’s the only time you risk not getting a ferry ticket if you don’t book in advance. In 2014 August 15 falls on a Friday so that whole weekend from the 14th to the 17 will be very busy. So try not to be traveling during that 3 or 4 day window. Rhodes and Kastollorizo are a long way out of the way. They’re worth the effort but just know that you could visit other islands in the Cyclades or nearby that would save you a lot of travel time. E.g. Milos or Ikaria. Hope that helps. Good luck.

  8. Mykonos or Paros with Kids


    I read your blog and it’s really helpful – thanks!
    We are planning a 2 week holiday to Greece end of August, spending 2 days in Athens, a week in Naxos and another 5 days either in Mykonos or perhaps Paros. We have a 2 years old girl so we won’t be doing a lot of travelling but in general we like to combine a bit of sightseeing with our R&R. Would you recommend going to Paros or to Mykonos?
    Which has more to offer and offers better value?

    Many thanks,


    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      I’d recommend Paros for sure. It has a much more family-friendly vibe with kid-friendly beaches. Mykonos has many charms (and great beaches) but has more of a party vibe (though that’s easy to avoid if you want to). Paros still has plenty of nightlife (it’s known as the new Mykonos). If you want something even more quiet then go to Antiparos.

      1. Ariel Gronau

        Hi David,

        Thanks so much for your reply.
        Which area of Paros would you recommend staying in?
        Would you recommend Parikia, Naoussa or perhaps one of the other beaches? Do they all have enough restaurants around to go to at night?

        Many thanks,


        1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

          Both are great but I slightly prefer Parikia as there’s a little more to do. The beaches are nicer in Parikia than in Naoussa. And since Parikia is the hub of the bus network for Paros you can quickly and easily get around the island. Naoussa is quieter and more picturesque. Many people love it but I’d recommend Parikia.

          Here are some great photos to give you an idea of both towns: Parikia and Naoussa.

          Good luck.

  9. Renting a House or Villa on Paros for Family

    What do you think of renting a house/villa for a week on Paros or Naxos? We will be traveling with two grandparents (on the younger side, very active), 5 other adults, two boys ages 10 and 12, and two babies under 1! Thanks. Rachel

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      Sounds great but they can be hard to find. Check out HomeAway for the best selection. Good luck.

  10. Family of 5 in Greece

    I have family in Greece and have visited a few times. Lovely people, great food and fantastic weather 😉


  11. Paros in August and September for Family of 3

    We just booked for Paros at end of August/early September. Just booked our flights for the 3 of us. We’ve got 2 weeks and I’m taking your advice and booking one week of hotel and leaving the other week wide open. Wish us luck. Thanks for the help!


    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Greece, Italy, and Everywhere

      Great! And Naxos is just a short ferry ride away. You could do a day trip or bounce over there for your last week. That’s beauty of being flexible.

      Good luck.

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