Environment of Paros
Paros is located in a privilege position, at the center of the Cyclades complex, which consists of 24 islands. It is located 90 miles from Piraeus, the coastal line is more than 120 km (one of the biggest in Cyclades) and it has about 15.000 residents.
Although Cycladic islands are well known for the strong winds, Paros does not suffer from them. At the center of the island there is the main massive of Paros, followed by soft low hills. Along the biggest part of Paros’ coasts - except a part of the northern side of the island – there are beautiful beaches that are waiting for their visitors to reveal them their secrets. The hidden secrets are as many and different as are the beaches.
Do you love Natura areas? Paros will be one of your favorite islands.
-At the village of Molos, at the east side of Paros, there is a protected area of European Union and Natura 2000 programme
-Close to famous Naoussa, the area of the marsh of Kolibithres, which is 30.000 sq.m is a unique area
-The lagoon of Santa Maria, closed to Naoussa
-The ravine with the butterflies, which is situated at the center of the island of Paros, close to the monastery of Christ. In this area there is a creek, twigs, Kermes oaks and common junipers. This biotope is of high ecological importance, because of the presence of the Tiger Month butterfly, a rare phenomenon in Greece
-A lot of small islands around the island of Paros