A stunning Greek island in the Aegean Sea, Paros is a well known holiday destination, with perfect weather, miles of beaches and small villages of white cube-shaped houses which are symbolic of the area. A trip to the island is not soon forgotten, and your rental car will let you make the most of your visit and see it all. AutoEurope. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Paros is both easy and economical.
Parikia is the capital of Paros, and the first port of call for most visitors. While in Parikia, you can visit Panagia Ekatantapiliani, a church dating back to the 4th century, as well as the Archaeology Museum, which is filled with collections of local artefacts. For lovers of wine, you can also check out the Wine Museum, which tells of the history of winemaking in the area.
The island of Paros is famous for its stunning white marble, which makes up much of the land. A short drive out of town with your rental car, you can visit a disused marble quarry, from which the famous white stone was mined hundreds of years ago. The marble is so highly regarded it is the material from which statues such as Venus de Milo were carved, not to mention Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb among other uses.
Drive your hire car a little further south, and visit famous Petaloudes Park, also known as the Valley of the Butterflies. Every year during warmer months thousands if not millions of Tiger Moths call the park home, covering the whole area with a blanket of wings and striped patterns, a unique attraction indeed.
With the main road of Paros following the coastline, a scenic drive is a must for anyone lucky enough to have their own rental car. Simply pick a direction and head off to see the stunning cliffs, beaches and hidden coves around the island. You can stop off at Naossa, the other major town on the island, and visit small fishing villages like Drios, Tripiti, Logaras and Ambelas, all with unique character and charm of their own.
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