29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

This post is all about photos of Paros Greece.

Paros is a Cycladic island known for its beautiful beaches and traditional villages.

This dreamy island is lined with stone alleys and flowers on every corner.

Along with its picturesque landscape, you’ll find there is quite a lot to do on the island.

You can easily fill your days with visiting historical churches, cave exploring, and hiking.

Or if you prefer a more relaxing vacation perhaps wine tasting, lounging on the beach, and watching sunsets are more your speed.

Whether you are an adventurer or a luxury traveler, you will fall in love with Paros Greece.

29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

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29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

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The Complete Travel Guide to Paros Greece – What to do in Paros

The Complete Travel Guide to Paros Greece – What to do in Paros

This post is all about what to do in Paros + the Complete Paros Greece travel guide.

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Paros is a must-do on your Greek island-hopping itinerary.

Much like one of my other favorite islands, Ios, it offers the beauty, cuisine, and culture that many famous islands do but without breaking the bank and fighting crowds.

This is a true greek-island getaway that will not disappoint.

Where to Stay

Parikia or Naoussa are where you’ll want to stay.

Parikia is cheaper and more authentic. Best for longer stays, backpackers, and budget travelers.

Naoussa is considered the main touristy part of the island. Best for short stays, main tourist points, and luxury hotels.

Regardless of where you stay, the bus system is great so it’s very easy to get around the island. Alternatively, you can rent a car.

I personally stayed at Paros Backpackers in Parikia and loved it.

$ – Paros Backpackers

$$ – Hotel Christina

$$$ – Saint Andrea Seaside Resort

How Long to Stay

There is more to do in Paros than you think!

For quick stops, 2 days would work.

If you want to explore all the villages, beaches, and hikes, prepare to stay 4 days.

What to Wear

Paros is best explored when it’s warm. Stick to planning your trip in early May-September and pack light and flowy clothing.

Check out my post outfits for Greece.

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The Ultimate Paros Greece Checklist

I’ve created the ultimate Paros Checklist Printable here just for you! Bring this on your trip so you don’t miss a thing.

Still building your Greece itinerary? Check out my other Greece posts here.

What to do in Paros Greece

Looking for what to do in Paros? Here are 14 things to do in Paros.

1. Paros Park

An adventurer’s haven. With 800 acres of protected seaside, you’ll find hidden coves, hiking paths, secret beaches, and a lighthouse.

I hiked to the lighthouse to watch the sunset and it was the highlight of my trip!

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2. Santa Maria Beach

A beach lovers’ paradise! Santa Maria beach is one of the most commercialized and popular beaches in Paros. It offers sunbeds, beach bars, sandy beaches, and turquoise waters.

3. Naoussa

Naoussa is the most popular village in Paros. With its stone alleys and vibrant flowers, it’s easy to see why Naoussa is one of the biggest tourist hot spots on the island

In the center of Naoussa, you will find many hotels, bars, shops, and restaurants.

4. Panagia Ekatontapiliani Church

Located in Parikia, this beautiful monastery is one of the best paleo Christian structures in all of Greece. Legend has it, the church was constructed by Saint Constantine.

5. Kolymbithres Beach

Kolymbithres offers a unique beach experience. This beach is known for its large boulders and unusual rock formations.

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6. Naoussa Old Port

Stroll alongside the old port of Naoussa where you can see the fisherman, boats, and seaside restaurants.

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7. Parikia

Parikia town is my favorite village on the island. It offers cheaper prices, more authentic Greek culture, and nightlife.

8. Party at the Dubliner

By far the best club on the island! This is where the backpackers and locals go to have a crazy night out.

9. Antiparos

Right next door is an island called Antiparos.

Antiparos is a tiny little island that has shops, beaches, and restaurants.

There are boats that depart from Parikia and will take you to the island in under 20 minutes. Antiparos makes a perfect day trip.

10. Lefkes

Once the capital of the island in the middle ages, Lefkes is a small village that is worth a visit. Grab an ice cream from the town center and walk around the picturesque village.

11. Dinner at Little Green Rocket

Little Green Rocket is my favorite restaurant in Paros. Located in Parikia, this waterfront restaurant offers fresh dishes that blend Mediterranean and Asian flavors.

12. Antiparos Caves

If you are looking to spend a full day in Antiparos, visit the Cave of Antiparos. This cave is filled with interesting stalagmite formations.

13. Go to a Beach Club

Beach clubs are popular! I went to Punda beach club and enjoyed cocktails, sunbeds, pools, and the sea.

14. Watch a Sunset

Obviously, you can’t visit a Greek island without capturing a stunning sunset! Some of the best spots to see the sunset are rooftops, beaches, or the Paros Park Lighthouse.

Have an awesome getaway and be sure to save this post for your trip.

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29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

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I Splurged at La Pecora Bianca Bryant Park and It Wasn’t Worth It

I Splurged at La Pecora Bianca Bryant Park and It Wasn’t Worth It

This post is all about dining at La Pecora Bianca Bryant Park in New York.

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There are two things I rarely regret splurging on; food and travel. However, my dining experience at the La Pecora Bianca in Bryant Park left me unsatisfied and broke.

After recently moving to the big apple, I was excited to have my first girl’s night out.

We chose to dine at La Pecora Bianca because it’s super cute and well, pasta and wine are always a great way to start out the night.

La Pecora Bianca in Bryant Park Dining Experience

Our reservations were at 8:15. After checking in, we were informed our table wasn’t quite ready yet but would be momentarily. Around 8:40 we thought that maybe they had forgotten about us.

We checked in again and asked if could get a glass of wine while we continued to wait, and the host just pointed us to the bar. Not to be a total Karen, but we definitely thought that after waiting an additional 20 minutes with no word from the host, we at the very least would receive a complimentary glass of wine while we wait.

Finally, we got our table at 8:50, over 30 minutes past our reservation time.

Drinks and Appetizers

Our server greeted us promptly and answered any questions we had.

I ordered the Whipped Ricotta and a glass of the Pinot Grigio.

Our appetizer and wine arrived quickly.

The whipped ricotta was drizzled with honey and served with thick bread. All the flavor combinations complimented each other really nicely.

Pasta Entree

Next was the Cacio e Pepe. I definitely have had better pasta. I was torn between ordering the Cacio e Pepe and Ricotta and wished I would’ve gone with the latter.

The Bill

Total, my portion of the bill was $78 which included two glasses of wine, half an appetizer, pasta, tax, and tip.

While this is by no means a bad restaurant, I don’t feel like it was worth $80.

Is La Pecora Bianca Bryant Park Actually Worth a Visit?

It’s a safe option if you are looking for a cute restaurant in a good location. However, don’t prepare to receive the best meal and service of your life.

There are certainly better restaurants in New York, but it can serve as a convenient dining option if that’s what you’re looking for.

Overall, I consider La Pecora Bianca in Bryant Park basic and expensive.

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29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

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19 Trendy Outfits for Greece That Will Make You Feel Like You’re in a Mamma Mia Movie

19 Trendy Outfits for Greece That Will Make You Feel Like You’re in a Mamma Mia Movie

This post is all about outfits for Greece.

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Planning a trip to Greece?

Greece is one of those places that I can’t ever seem to stay away from. I’ve spent months hopping around the Greek islands and exploring the ancient sites of Athens.

At this point, I’d consider myself an expert on Greece travel. If you’re looking for the perfect outfits for Greece, there are a couple of things you’ll want to consider.

Comfort should be the number one priority. You’ll be walking a ton and if you’re going any time between April – October, it’s going to be pretty warm. Summertime can be scorching hot!

However, it’s no secret that if you’re galavanting around the Greek islands, you’ll want to look cute. Light and airy clothing and a comfy pair of sandals are going to be your lifeline.

Here is a list of 19 trendy outfits for Greece that I’ve carefully curated for a traveler who wants to be comfy and stylish during their epic Greece vacay.

If you’re still in the process of planning your trip to Greece, check out my Greece travel guides to Ios island, Athens, or my favorite places in Greece.

19 Trendy Outfits for Greece

1. Santorini Sweetheart

This blue and white combo will match the iconic bright blue and white Santorini churches. Dress this for the day or night, whether you’re exploring bookshops in the Chora or eating a fancy dinner on a hilltop.

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2. I Belong on a Yacht

A timeless Greek Island look that will never be out of style. This simple long white button-down dress paired with adorable woven accessories gives off chic vibes without the fuss.

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3. Stylish Beach Bum

Look your best for a beach day on the Greek Islands with a basic white swimsuit paired with a cute cover-up and a statement woven purse.

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4. Blue Lagoon

Match the Greek scene with a blue and white maxi dress and a fun pair of white fringe earrings,

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5. Mamma Mia

When the girl next door goes abroad. This is the perfect outfit for Greece if you’re looking for something adventurous and trendy.

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6. Island Wanderer

Look glamorous with this bright-colored flowy skirt and a simple white crop top.

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7. The Influencer

Get the effortlessly stylish “Instagram look” with this gorgeous long white maxi dress and a wide brim hat.

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8. Mykonos Party Girl

Take down the town in this killer mini dress. Perfect for those hot summer days or endless nights partying on the beach.

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9. Honeymooners

This long maxi dress is for the romantics. Light, airy, and stylish makes for a great island dress.

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10. Classic White Beach Dress

You can’t go wrong with a classic white dress and a cute hat.

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11. Boho Bad Girl

Hit the beach or party with this edgy bohemian bad girl fit! Not only is it stylish, but the pants look SO comfy.

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12. Catch me in Crete

Dance through the narrow island alleys with this stunning two-piece set.

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13. Polka Dot Darling

We know blue and white is the ultimate look for a perfect Greece outfit. Keep cool and comfy in the island heat with a light strappy mini dress and a white pair of sneakers.

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14. Vintage Vibes

Sometimes the old and simple looks are the most eye-catching! This white one-piece swimsuit with oversized funky sunglasses is such an iconic look.

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15. The Chanel

Hit Greece with a bit of class with a lovely black maxi dress. Pair this dress with gorgeous sandals and a little gold necklace.

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16. Little Miss Athena

Look like a modern-day Goddess in this polka-dot set! The bright colors make for the perfect Greece outfit to dance the night away in a taverna.

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17. Beach Party Girl

A dress you can party the night away in! A dress that is light flowy, and easy to wear is the kind of Greece party dress you need.

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18. The Donna

We all know that Donna from Mamma Mia would totally be styling this fit! How cute is the yellow tie dress with the knotted headband?

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19. Miss me in Milos

A simple elegant evening dress is just the thing you need for a night full of wine and dancing.

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29 Stunning Photos of Paros Greece

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9 Restaurants in Cappadocia That Will Stun Your Taste Buds

9 Restaurants in Cappadocia That Will Stun Your Taste Buds

This post is all about the best Restaurants in Cappadocia, specifically in Goreme.

Looking for the best restaurants in Cappadocia?

To my surprise, Cappadocia had some of the tastiest food I’ve ever had while traveling.

Most of the restaurants in Cappadocia are owned by families who cook the food and serve you. Not only are the restaurants in Cappadocia family-owned, but many of them also locally source the ingredients.

I felt like I never knew what real meat and vegetables tasted like until I came to Cappadocia. Truly, I was blown away by the Turkish cuisine in such a touristy destination.

Here are some of the best restaurants in Cappadocia that will absolutely stun your tastebuds.

Planning your trip to Cappadocia?

Don’t forget to download the Ultimate Cappadocia Checklist for your trip.

Also, check out my post, 15 Things to do in Goreme Cappadocia.

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1. Pumpkin Goreme Restaurant

Pumpkin Restaurant in Goreme is not just any ordinary restaurant, it’s a culinary experience.

Per the chef/owner’s recommendation, we ordered the Organic Chicken entree and Clay Pot Kebab. Both were so delicious.

The Organic Chicken was the freshest I’ve ever had and the Clay Pot Kebab was tender and had an impressive presentation.

The homemade pistachio baklava is a must-try along with the vanilla ice cream.

Pumpkin is my favorite restaurant in Goreme. Be sure to make reservations in advance.

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2. Old Cappadocia

Old Cappadocia is right in the center of Goreme and it’s quite big, so you don’t really need reservations (at least we didn’t.)

At first, I was skeptical because it seemed so commercialized. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was.

Old Cappadocia is easy, no-frills, affordable, and so tasty.

3. CANCAN Cafe and Restaurant

A seemingly insignificant building that holds big flavor. We were greeted by the owner who served us lentil soup, potatoes, and bread all as a complimentary appetizer.

We also ordered Cheese Sigars (crispy cheese rolls).

After our entrees arrived we were served complimentary apricot tea.

While CanCan is in the least touristy part of Goreme, it was certainly worth walking 10 minutes outside the city center.

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4. King’s Coffee Shop

An everyday stop in Cappadocia! Treat yourself to a cappuccino and cake.

Inside is so cozy and has old music playing that gives old Hollywood vibes.

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5. Topdeck

Enjoy a romantic dinner in a stylish cave setting. We ordered the dinner meze platter which was perfect for trying different Turkish flavors.

Be sure to make reservations for Topdeck in advance.

6. Cappadocian Cuisine

Famous for their casseroles and clay pots.

Cappadocian Cuisine offers the best kind of steaming hot comfort food, especially on a chilly night.

Reservations are highly recommended for this popular spot.

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7. Inci Cave Restaurant

We stopped by Inci Cave Restaurant for lunch and split a delicious meze platter. The restaurant is beautifully decorated offering indoor and outdoor seating.

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8. Organic Wine House

Visiting Cappadocia in November, there weren’t many nightlife options.

However, Organic Wine House offers wine tastings, wood-burning fires, and a decked-out patio area that overlooks Goreme.

It’s a great spot to enjoy an after-dinner glass of wine.

9. Turkish Ravioli

Turkish Ravioli is a traditional Turkish dish that has small dumplings filled with minced meat and mixed in red sauce and yogurt.

The restaurant, Turkish Ravioli, specializes in this famous Turkish dish.

If it doesn’t sound like your type of dish, they have an expansive menu with a variety of other entrees.

Although I recommend trying the ravioli at least once when you’re in Turkey.

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Cappadocia is bursting with authentic Turkish flavors.

After eating my way through Turkey for three weeks, Cappadocia undoubtedly has some of the best food in Turkey.

Be sure to make reservations at most of the restaurants on this list so you don’t miss out!

40+ Photos of Ukraine That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Country

40+ Photos of Ukraine That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Country

This post is all about photos of Ukraine.

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As I am writing this post it is February 2022 and Russia is invading Ukraine.

Lately, I haven’t felt inspired to write about anything. I’m so crushed by what is happening and the potential fate of a country I love so dearly.

I feel incredibly fortunate to have traveled to Ukraine just months before the invasion.

What I didn’t know at the time is this would be the last glimpse of normality for Ukraine, the country would never be the same.

During my weeks in Ukraine, I remember noticing how prideful Ukrainians were. They had a heavy past, and they knew it. But they were proud of their scars and they weren’t going to let anyone take them away.

I have faith that Ukraine will fight and defend their beautiful country with everything they have.

To show that I #standwithUkraine here are 46 photos of Ukraine that will make you fall in love with it.

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Lviv, Ukraine. Rynok Market Square.
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Awaiting the Aftermath

After Ukraine kicks Russia’s butt, I hope these photos will inspire you to visit Ukraine (especially because Ukraine’s economy will need to bounce back from this!)

Check out my other posts on Ukraine here and download the Ultimate Kiev Checklist

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