Synonymous with picturesque fishing villages, hidden swimming coves and pristine beaches, it is little wonder that the Greek poet and Nobel laureate, George Seferis, once declared Paros the loveliest of all Greek islands. Adding to this appeal for today's traveller, Parīlio, a Member of Design Hotels takes its cue from the clean lines and simple beauty of classic Cycladic architecture, enhanced by a carefully selected collection of modern and vintage furniture and contemporary design pieces. Each of Parīlio's 33 suites measures between 30 and 40 sq.m. and offers a tranquil retreat overlooking the sun-drenched courtyard, pool or nearby mountainside. Mr. E. Chef Alexandros Tsiotinis has been inspired by the area’s abundant natural bounty to create dishes emblematic of the island’s gastronomic legacy, served in the stylish restaurant surrounded by the wild splendor of Paros’ northeastern coast. Set deeper in the hotel’s gardens and bookmarked by two impressive, lunar-esque rocks, the pool and sun terrace are perfectly placed for an evening aperitif, illuminated by the white candescence of the sinking sun.