Paros Island, the Cyclades.
By air: Olympic Air operates two 35-minute flights between Athens and Paros daily. The airport is 10.5km from Parikiá.
By boat: There are generally two daily car-ferry connections (4hrs 30mins) to Paros from Piraeus (most regularly with Blue Star Ferries) in the summer, with frequency drop ping in the winter. This is augmented in the summer months (late June– late Sept), by up to four high-speed services daily (minimum 3hrs journey), divided equally between the ports of Piraeus and Rafina for Athens. These services provide an average of three onward connections daily to Naxos , Ios and Santorini.
Paros Travel Guide
South of Parikia
At the southern end of the promenade, the shore-side road rises towards a windmill and makes a detour round the small, cuboid chapel of Aghia Anna (key in house op posite Demarcheion, 50m to south), which is almost entirely constructed from ancient blocks of Parian marble. Originally a 17th century chapel, it was restored in 1900, and then re-pointed with a mortar made with marble dust after an accidental fire in 2003. Two hundred metres further west, just beyond where the shore road rejoins the peripheral road, a scarp rises to the left (south) where there are the vestigial remains of two places of cult—the Hellenistic sanctuary of Asklepios on the lower terrace just above the road, and the Archaic sanctuary of Apollo Pithios (his father) on the level above. Of the latter little remains, except some of the retaining terrace and parts of foundations. A small memorial chapel, built as a pastiche of a Hellenistic mausoleum, marks the site. More has survived from the 4th century bc Asklepieion below, which occupies a site typical for such a place, beside some rising springs of mineral water (now almost dry) and situated a little way out of the inhabited centre—two elements essential for the treatment and the isolation respectively of the sick who frequented the place. The sanctuary centred on a Doric ‘abaton’ or cultic building, projecting per pendicularly from a stoa which ran along the base of the scarp. The rectangular, marble-lined pools by the springs can be seen against the rock.
Travel Guide to Paros & Greece