PAROS - SHOPPING
Shopping in Paros offers everything from cheap souvenirs to antiques and jewelry; marble from the island in various shapes, local wine and embroideries.
Most of the shops in Parikia are located in Market street on the old quarter, which can be found in the heart of the capital, a few minutes of walk from the port. All kind of shops stand next to each other in the shopping hub, but jewelry and clothing stores are really everywhere, outnumbering the other shops. Many galleries can also be found in the narrow streets of Parikia, exhibiting and selling paintings, sculptures, objects, made from various artists from all over the world, famous or not. Paros Island is really a shopping island for it offers a wide variety and a great amount of shops which are open seven days a week, from 9am to 10pm.
Walking and shopping in the narrow streets of Paros the term 'popular art' will definitely stir your interest. This term acquires a different significance on this island, which combines jewels and decorative objects in an exceptional way. The jewels made of gold and silver are decorated with semi-precious stones, while the beautiful ceramic and decorative objects from fused glass distinguish for their originality. Splendid hand-made jewels that combine silver, gold, semi-precious stones, laces and leather, a variety of elegant accessories handcrafted from known designers and trendy casual clothes in windows.
At the Mando Square, below the police headquarters, is the shop of the farmers association of Paros where you will find local products like honey, wine and other original agri products.