Paros is a wonderful island to discover with your own transport,
the roads are in good condition and traffic is minimal, with the exception
of the distance between Parikia and Naoussa.
BY CAR OR SCOOTER
One of the advantages of Paros is that you literally can drive
around the island without having to turn back or to drive the same
route twice. A tour around the island takes about a day, including a stop
for lunch and a bathe. The island is relatively small and the distances
are short so you are doing just fine with both scooter or car. If you
stick to the coast, the landscape is flat and bike-friendly. Car,
scooter and bicycle hire places are available in all major tourist resorts.
Competition is cutthroat so it pays to ask around.
Paros has a well developed public transport and it is possible
to get around the whole island by bus. The buses shuttle during the summer
season between Parikia and Naoussa,
the small villages are served less often. The bus station in Parikia is
to the right of the port if you stand with your nose towards land. The
bus station in Naoussa lies at the "stream" before the main
square. Current timetables are available at the bus stations.