the perfect destination
in south Paros
Text: Alexandros Sgardelis
Picturesque Aegean fishing village that gains the visitor right away with its beauty. A clump of tamarisks make shade on the small but windless beach of the village. Shops, fish and other taverns at your disposal all day long.
From early morning you can enjoy your coffee and breakfast by the seaside while during the day and until late in the evening you can taste fresh seafood and Parian snacks. The scenery becomes idyllic at the sunset hour and invites you to stay and enjoy your favorite drink in one of the bars. Τhere are many options; Anchorage, Remezzo or Captain John and Vrohas for coffee and drink, Soiree all day long for coffee and food while for special gastronomy choices at Markakis, fresh fish at Halaris and classic Greek dishes at Stavros. And if you miss shopping you won’t be disappointed; there are nice shops among which Felouka with endless choices.
Although the port is considered a fishing haven, there are excursion boats connecting Pisso Livadi to Naxos, Koufonissia, Santorini and Iraklia. You can also hire a sailing boat, visit the neighbouring islands and live a lifetime experience you will nαever forget.
Exploring the area you will discover the small byzantine chapel of Agios Georgios Thalassitis, dating since the 7th century AD, or climb up to Agios Antonios for the best view of the island. You will get to Pisso Livadi that lies at a distance of 1 km from Marpissa, either from Parikia through the mountainous village of Lefkes or from Naoussa.
Tip for the lovers of social media: visit the chapel of Agios Nikolaos that offers a unique view to the Aegean for the perfect selfie and more.