Located within the Aegean Sea, Paros stands as an ideal holiday destination for anyone looking to enjoy a vibrant nightlife. Known for its beautiful landscapes and crystal clear waters by day, the island transforms into an enthusiastic hotspot for bars and clubs. Ranging from traditional Greek tavernas where you can dance and smash plates to delicious cocktails and DJ sets, Paros promises some unforgettable nights!

While you are planning this Greek island trip, make sure to consider Villa Rentals for your accommodation needs. With comfortable and stylish apartments and entire villas available, Villa Rentals not only has accommodations in the centre of the best nightlife on Paros but also offers a comfortable place to lay your head and rest after a night of fun. In this post, we are going to share all the best bars and clubs to check out while visiting Paros.

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Discover the Vibrant Nightlife of Paros

As night falls over the Aegean, Paros comes alive with energy. No matter the time of year, there is always somewhere to go and enjoy an evening out, however, undoubtedly, the summer months have a more lively atmosphere as the island’s occupancy rate is higher. Many locals and tourists alike love to enjoy the nighttime fun that Paros has to offer.

Paros’ nightlife is strongest in Naoussa and Parikia. Naoussa, known as THE place for clubbing in Paros, has many chic bars and lively clubs found along the waterfront and some more hidden bars tucked away in its winding alleys. There is definitely a sense of summer night fun here, where everyone is looking to have a good time.

Parikia is the island’s capital city and is the perfect place for anyone who is looking to mix traditional Greek partying with more contemporary music. Bars, live music venues and taverns are all over the place, creating a friendly feeling of Greek hospitality filling the streets and terraces.

Best Bars In Paros

Pirate Bar in Parikia is a popular option for both locals and tourists. Known not just for its unique decor of nautical themes and elements, but it also has some beautiful views of the narrow town streets and blue domed church, that make your cocktail go down even smoother! Open from 7:30 PM until the early hours of the morning, Pirate Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a variety of music, from classic hits to modern pop songs, but their specialities are their incredible variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. You do not need tickets to enter, so feel free to drop in anytime for a cocktail or two and soak up the lively atmosphere.

Located in Naoussa, Sante Cocktail Bar is famous for its friendly staff and amazing list of drinks. Open from the morning until 3 AM, this cocktail bar offers coffee and breakfast and later turns into a lively bar in the evening with live DJs and dancing on the indoor terrace. A great place to hang out with some friends or meet up with locals, and enjoy a bite to eat before dancing the night away.

Something that cannot be missed by anyone travelling to Greece is a traditional “Greek Night” in Paros. Usually held in a Greek Taverna, these fun-filled nights are meant to give you the full Greek experience with live Greek music, and traditional dancing like Zorba.


Unmissable Experiences in Paros Nightlife

Some unique experiences on Paros are the open-air venues, particularly Linardo in Naoussa, which capsolises the idea of a summer night out on a Greek island!

Linardo is located steps from the sandy beach of the Aegean Sea, it is an open-air club that must be seen. The building itself is in the traditional Cycladic style but with a modern flair, as the typical blue painted accents have been replaced with bubblegum pink! It is a super chic and trendy venue, opening at 11 PM with the party going on until 4 AM.

Pounda Beach is another unmissable experience on Paros. Although known for its daytime parties, it is an unforgettable time. Apart from being on the beach, it also has a giant pool and terrace.

Don’t forget, while partying it up we recommend trying local beverages like ouzo or raki. Perhaps not for the faint of heart, these traditional Greek spirits are known for their strong flavours.


Best Spots for Live Music in Paros

When it comes to live music, Paros offers a lively scene of diverse musical tastes, from traditional Greek bands to international hits. A variety of venues across the island host live music, making it easy to find a spot to enjoy a performance.

Cactus Bar is a favourite among both locals and tourists for its mix of live performances. Steps away from the EU Blue Flag awarded waterfront of Logaras, this bar has a cosy, and intimate setting perfect for enjoying live music. You can find bands playing here several nights a week, with performances normally starting around 9 PM. The music at Cactus Bar ranges from jazz and blues to rock and pop and also features traditional Greek music nights, which is something every tourist should experience when in Greece.

Pebbles Bar located in Parikia is a laid-back bar with live jazz and international music. The performances usually begin at 10 PM and can last until the early morning.


Traditional Pubs and Taverns in Paros

As mentioned before, experiencing the Paros nightlife would not be complete without a visit to a traditional Taverna. This is what you would expect it to be, picture a group of performers plucking away at a bouzouki, while flammed Saganaki comes to your table and everyone else around you is smashing plates and yelling OPA!

This is what you get at a Taverna.

Some of our recommendations are AROMAS, Ouzeri Apostolis, and Taverna Alexandros, just to name a few.

Experience the Best of Paros Nightlife

Paros is an ideal destination to enjoy the nightlife offered on the Greek islands. Whether you’re up for dancing or a relaxing drink on the beach, Paros has something for every taste. To make the most of your nightlife adventure, stay at Villa Rentals for comfortable and convenient accommodation near all the best spots in Paros.