Like Naxos, Paros in the Cyclades has been famous for producing marble since ancient times.

The island supplies the whole country with marble; many statues are made with the famous Parian marble.

The island is cosmopolitan, with lovely beaches and exciting nightlife.

The nightlife caters to all tastes, from romantic cocktails to wild parties at the clubs.

10 km (6,2 miles) south of the capital, Parikia, you will find Naussa, the centre of the party scene.

The clubs are similar to those in Athens, with famous DJs entertaining thousands of people.

Parikia isn’t as full-on.

There are quieter bars, and the ones playing music tend to stick to jazz and rock.

Escape from the crowds for a day, relaxing on a quieter beach by taking a short ferry ride or a private boat tour to the island of Antiparos.

While there, visit the Cave of Antiparos and see the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.