Paros is the second largest island of the Cyclades complex, a marble jewel in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Inhabited since Neolithic times, Paros reached the apogee of its glory during the Classic period thanks to its world famous marble. Relics are scattered across Paros, evidence of the island’s vivid history from prehistoric times to the near past. A cultural hub since ancient times due to its highest quality marble, Paros still attracts artists from all around the world and hosts exhibitions and cultural events.
Nowadays, tourism is the main source of income, as in every island in the Aegean. Modern facilities that balance luxury, convenience and accessibility with local tradition and environmental conservation are available in every nook and cranny of the island.
Water sport enthusiasts, Kite and Wind surfers also find a paradise in Paros’ sandy beaches, where World cups and championships are hosted every year.
Dramatic island landscape and gentle hillsides that flow to dreamy sandy beaches and spectacular coves make for a majestic setting. Greener than other islands of the Cyclades, Paros boasts fertile plains with wheat, barley, vegetables and fruits. The idyllic South East of the island where Drios is located are covered with olive groves and vineyards producing tasty wine. Traditional and fish tavernas specializing in the delicious and refreshing Cycladic cuisine offer unique dining experiences.
Drios constitutes a small fishing village in the east coast of Paros Island, just next to Chryssi Akti beach (Golden Beach) with significant historical, cultural and natural record. Drios village is a place of exquisiteness with rich vegetation due to the groundwater sources. Further, Drios features a small beautiful lake which is just a short stop of the underground waters’ traveling from the mountain springs to the two impressive natural open tanks before falling into the sea at Drios beach as an amazing spectacle.
Drios village differs significantly from traditional Greek Cycladic Islands as its architecture is unique. The village does not have a main square as usual. What is more there is a narrow alley which has at its edges two tall stone walls leading to the amazing beach and Drios picturesque harbor.
According to the ancient myth, this whole area was owned by a very rich landowner who has into his possession a resort with an ancient shipyard right at the seafront. It is said that he built those tall stone walls on purpose so that the farmers working in the fields could not see his beautiful wife descending with her horse the alley to the sea.
The ancient interest at Drios village is great as well. Drios is located just next to a small village named Pyrgaki where the remains of a submerged prehistoric settlement of the Bronze Age exist along with many other ancient findings and sightseeing. Further, Drios beach and the area close to the uninhabited island of Drios presents many shipwrecks for those who seek to explore and investigate the stunning seabed.
Drios village goes beyond usual with all the amazing aura and history to inspire visitors to discover the unique treasures of the island.