Paros architecture, Greece: The architecture of Paros island
Architecture: The Cycladic villages have, for most of them, a similar architecture:
white cubic houses built the one upon the other, with wooden coloured windows, doors and balconies in narrow streets next to windmills and Byzantine churches…
This description applies also to the architecture of Paros.
The main reason for that kind of building applies to all the islands: the rarity of building material and weather protection.
The architecture of Paros has a very interesting diversity of elements from different civilizations.
As you can see above in our history section, the island was conquered by many civilizations, and each of them left its architectural vestiges.
For example, in the town of Naoussa, one can admire the contrast between the Venetian port and the rest of the picturesque village.
The best manner to enjoy the Paros architecture and its magical shapes and shadows is to wander in those labyrinth streets.