Start: July 12, am. End: July 14, am. Paros Festival is a three-day cultural event that takes place in mid-July in Parikia, the capital town of the island. Its main goal is to promote the diverse culture of the place and its people. Music, architecture, literature, arts and crafts and any sort of religious or other traditions -the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the island provide a rich context within which people can engage with the past and the present of the place. Concerts, exhibitions, screenings, discussions, lectures, guided tours, educational programs for children and adults, workshops with local craftsmen and a manifold of other participatory events aim at highlighting the unseen side of the island and its untold stories. Paros Festival focuses on the old town of Parikia, which is dominated by the Frankish Castle.
Religious feasts & festivals
Paros Festival | Paros | July 12-14
Year round, but mainly in the summer months, visitors to Paros will have the opportunity to celebrate with the residents of the island at one of many festivals. There are many causes for celebration in a region that knows how to honor Greek customs and traditions in the best possible manner. At times with solemnity and others with boundless enthusiasm, the Parians revive religious traditions in the quaint cobblestone streets of the villages, bringing new perspectives to the celebration, different to those we are accustomed to. Traditional dishes, with ingredients from both the sea and land, take a starring role. Local wine flows freely, delicacies delight the senses of visitors, and the music unites the hearts and rejoices the souls of everyone in attendance. Schedule your holiday, even in the heart of winter, to coincide with one of the many festivals of Paros. It will be worth your while. Summer Festivals.
See the full list of events as they are publicized in the Paros Community and Subscribe to the Paros Events Newsletter to receive in your mailbox a regular update of events. Throughout the year locals and tourists alike celebrate the island's traditional festivals. Some are religious, others commemorate historical events , while others still are celebrations of everyday life.