Paros Bars & Nightlife
Fotis Art Cafe
Aghios Dimitris, Naousa, Paros
Beach bars in the Cyclades are a dime a dozen, but Fotis is more like a living room on the shore, complete with comfy white sofas and small tables right on the sand. Sinking into one of the sofas as the sun dips, cocktail in hand, you realize exactly why you decided to come here—and why you never want to leave. Despite the allure of the outdoor setting, the owners haven’t slacked on the décor inside, either. A collaboration with local gallery Medusa means there is always a rotating cast of local artists’ work on display.
We love the easygoing vibe of bars and restaurants that occupy former family homes, as the feeling of comfort is immediate. Somaripa Consolato is just such a place, especially because of its cast of regulars, who’ve been visiting Paros summer after summer and wouldn’t dream of stopping anywhere else for their first round of cocktails. During the day, visitors stop by for pastries and rich, rich Greek coffee. But Somaripa Consolato is primarily a bar, and the specialty is cocktails infused with Parian ingredients and homemade island liquors like souma, made of fermented, boiled figs, similar in strength to ouzo and raki.