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Alyki Paros travel guide

The resort of Alyki, or Aliki as it is sometimes spelt, is located on the south coast of Paros about 12 kilometres from the main port of Parikia.

The village name Alyki is derived from the Greek word for the salt pans that were a major feature of this area in ancient times.

Alyki is a very quiet and tranquil area of Paros. The village has several hotels, apartments and rooms for rent, as well as a clutch of seafood tavernas and cafes along the sea front.

A small village of only 500 residents, Alyki is set in a sheltered cove away from the northerly winds and has a small port for fishing boats and yachts.

A long sandy beach leads around the headland with several small coves dotted along this part of the coast. Nearby beaches can be found at Agios Nikolaos, Platia Ammos, Makrya Myti Kladia, Voutakos and Farangas, some with summer cantinas.

There is a small museum that includes a Parian house, a blacksmith's workshop, a traditional kafeneion, a windmill and a traditional weaving workshop. There are several other constructions exhibited in the garden of the museum, notably a model of the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa of Amorgos.

Paros airport is just to the north of Alyki with daily flights to and from Athens. The airport road passes the Skorpios Folklore Museum which has many miniature models of Greek boats and ships of the past made by the artist Benetos Skiadas.