Sumary of In Greece, sampling the beaches and taverns of Paros on a solo driving tour:
- By Sara Lieberman, Sara Lieberman for The Washington Post The island’s original capital, Lefkes, blooms with bougainvillea bushes in September.
- I had been told having a car on Paros, a Cycladic Greek island that’s a three-hour fast ferry from Piraeus port in Athens and about 64 square miles, was ideal for getting a feel for its spirit — not to mention seeing some of its dozens of beaches and sampling its many tasty tavernas.
- The mazelike stone streets of Naoussa are dotted with potted flowers.
- a stretch of sand with a variety of “clubs” including the Beach Project, which boasts cushioned loungers, umbrellas, and a menu serving grilled talagani cheese wraps and brain-freeze-inducing beverages.
- After parking, I found myself squeezing through narrow passageways via stone steps to reach what appeared to be the town center.
- But I didn’t see much activity, aside from stray cats roaming the alleys and fuchsia bougainvillea bushes draping white stone houses with blue shutters.