Paros, Ios Naxos

Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:50 PM
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Paros, Ios Naxos

Does anyone have any opinions on these islands?
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 10:38 PM
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Yes.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 10:43 PM
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Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Ios is a charming island with a small population. It's an island that attracts a large population of 20-somethings and backpackers during the summer months. Drinking to excess seems to be the primary activity. there are a couple of nice beaches.

Paros is a very nice island. It's quieter than some of the other Cyclades although I'm sure it gets crowded during the summertime too. There are many villages and beaches around the island, a few historical sites and a small but interesting archaeological museum.

I spent 4 days there last year with a motor scooter and really enjoyed it.

I haven't been to Naxos in a very long time, but when I was last there I though it was very charming. There are some very nice beaches there, and an efficient bus system services them.
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Naxos has great beaches, and Naxos town is larger than Paros town, with several antiquities in the town and in the countryside.
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Paros and Naxos are only 30 minutes apart by highspeed ferry, so you don't have to choose between the two - go to both. From Paros you can take a day trip to Antiparos, only 30 min from Parikia. Both Naxos and Paros have good bus service, so it's easy to get to their many beaches and picturesque inland villages.
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