A top place to party (particularly the Naoussa village area), Paros is an idyllic Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It’s packed with local charm too – fishing harbours, whitewashed houses, quaint villages and authentic tavernas can all be found here, along with lively nightspots and golden beaches. There are many hiking trails and a range of watersports, and as there’s an excellent bus service, you can really roam without the hassle of renting a car. But if you choose to stay in one of these superb resorts, you may find you’re reluctant to stray far from your luxe base.
Cosme, a Luxury Collection Resort
A celebration of the authentic Mediterranean villages, this Luxury Collection Resort has been conceived to provide guests with a complete sense of serenity. It’s the fourth property from boutique hoteliers Kalia Konstantinidou and Antonis Eliopoulos. Authentic and timeless, the village-style resort has 40 suites (the largest of which has its own pool and dining terrace), a private beach and beach club, a half-moon pool (mirroring the shape of the adjacent bay), a spa, a rooftop area for yoga/meditation and an Aroma Garden. The furnishings in the building are custom-made with handmade embroideries, sculptures, local ceramics and bespoke modern artwork.
Parīlio, a Member of Design Hotels
Another of Konstantinidou and Eliopoulos’ hotels, Parīlio’s style takes its cue from traditional Cycladic architecture. However, an international array of design pieces have been included in the interiors, with Italian lighting, Danish furniture and North African motifs. A cool simplicity comes from materials such as coloured concrete, terracotta floors and local marble. Found on the unspoilt northeastern coast, it has 33 suites, a cross-shaped swimming pool with a bar, a spa using organic products and a taverna-style restaurant. Although it’s incredibly sophisticated and calming, Parīlio is also very family-friendly with space to play and a babysitting service.
Summer Senses Luxury Resort
An enormous, sleek pool meanders through the terraces of Summer Senses, but, impressive as it is, it’s just one of 12 pools on the premises. Guests staying here can book treatments at its Anassa Spa by Idolo, go kitesurfing on the adjacent beach and fine dining at two restaurants, Galazia Hytra and Gaia. And the concierge will be happy to arrange yacht charters, car hire, island tours and more. Families are well catered for, with their own shallow lounging pool, kids’ menus, baby supplies and private nannies on hand. All rooms come with a balcony, a Marshall Bluetooth speaker and a Nespresso coffee machine.