See Paros & Antiparos like never before…
Come with us to find the authentic side of of Paros & Antiparos in the centre of the island circle of the Cyclades. Take ‘the road less travelled’ on the hillside trail, the rocky shore or the sandy beach & discover the primal beauty of the Cycladic island – the natural way: walking (or pedalling!) right in!
Let us take you on a journey in nature, history and tradition on the islands by exploring our ‘monopatia’ – centuries-old footpaths – and time-forgotten country lanes. Give yourself a chance to see and feel the gentle beauty of the countryside on Paros, to discover traditional villages & ancient ruins, to enjoy nature & panoramic views on the hills and mountains, or to discover the lace-like coastline on Antiparos, its smaller, wilder sister. Find yourself in unspoiled Cycladic landscapes using the power of your own two feet – walking, cycling or e-biking.
At Paros Hikes we offer active, cultural and food tours for mixed or private groups, with a local and passionate spirit. We aim to provide our guests a memorable experience of our islands’ nature and heritage, always operating in small groups and emphasizing attention to detail and personal service.
Our Active Tours vary in duration (2h30m – 6h) and difficulty – from countryside walks to mountain hiking adventures; you may also combine bicycle-riding with hiking in our signature Bike & Hike tours, using regular bikes or powerful e-bikes. In their design, we try to blend natural & man-made scenic beauty, cultural & historical sights, quality of light (morning, sunset or moonlight) and orientation shifts. A local, well-versed guide will give you ‘insider’ information (in fluent English or passable French) about the flora & fauna, landscape, history and situation of the place and the people… and our special “Taste of Paros’ wine picnic can nicely round off the experience!
Coming from our own involvement with local folk, our cultural & food tours emphasize genuine local food and culture. In our Parian Herbs & Wine tour you will meet local farmers and appreciate not just the knowledge, the ambiance and the flavours of their produce, but also an authenticity of gestures; in our Parian Marble tour, you will learn the fascinating story of the once world-renowned ‘Parian Stone’, but also see the traces of the past continuing into the present; in our Photowalks we hope to show you – and help you capture – the essence of Paros, not mere photogenic spots.
Exclusive or tailored activities available too, just let us know what you have in mind, and we will do our best to make it happen!
Please also visit our sister site Walking Plus if interested in walking holidays in the Cyclades with local flair & passion.
“If you’re lucky enough to be in Paros, it’s really worth it to explore this beautiful island. And for that, Christoforos of Paros Hikes is the best man to go hiking with.”
Jean Hervé Neau
“Super!!! Everyone everywhere!!!!”
“Greaaat hike and bike with Christoff and amazing view spots! It was really lovely! Don’t hesitate a moment to go for it, it’s such a beautiful way to discover Paros with a very nice guide!”