Parikia is the capital of the Paros Island in Greece. It is constructed almost at the center of the West coast of Paros near a large sheltered bay. Parikia is the arrival point for thousands of visitors who come to the island in summer. It is the harbor for passengers and goods and an administrative and economic center. On the top of the village is the Venetian Castle that was constructed in the early 17th century by the Venetians. The walls of this castle have been created from the remains of ancient temples. Parikia is a typical Cycladic settlement and has houses in blue and white, small shops, old churches and cobbled paths. For visitors, a large number of restaurants and cafeterias have sprouted up along the waterfront.
The population of Parikia is approximately 4,500.
The average high temperature varies from about 14 to 26 degrees Celsius. The average low temperature alters from about 9 to 22 degrees Celsius.
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