Parilio (parelion): A bright, sunlike optical illusion, often on a luminous ring or halo, caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
“Two Parelia rise with the sun and follow him all day until his sunset.”
Aristotle (Meteorological III.2, 372a14)
Parīlio’s strong holistic look and feel make for a gloriously poetic retreat in full harmony with the surrounding sea and natural rocks. The Cycladic inspiration and influences are reflected throughout Parīlio, the name of which is derived from ‘Paros’ and the Greek word for the sun ‘ilios’.
Paying homage to our Cycladic roots, our logo is inspired by ‘The Fat Lady of Saliagos’; the most ancient marble figurine found to date in the Cyclades, a symbol of female beauty and power, an ode to the soul of the Aegean sea & light.
Characterized by secluded, pine-fringed coves and white-washed fishing villages, Paros is a place where unspoiled natural beauty and the slowed rhythms of Cycladic life prevails. A gateway to the real Cyclades, the island embodies
an authentic Greek experience.
The 33-suite retreat is characterized by the island’s distinctive architecture and its interiors are defined by a soothing, tonal color palette and natural materials.
Contemporary Greek design pieces sit alongside objets d’art by leading European designers, while striking ceramics sourced from an innovative North African studio serve to inspire and provoke conversation.
Distinctive structural features such as arches, concrete columns, and thick masonry are representative of traditional building techniques and help to create a sense of sanctuary, resulting in a space that is both cathartic and elemental.