The Cave of Archilochus is the most important cave on Paros and is situated near Agios Fokas beach. It was named after our great lyric poet Archilochus. Legend has it that he took refuge in the isolation provided by the cave to find the inspiration for his poetry.
The site is imposing, particularly when the sea is rough and waves pour into the opening. The cave is just ten minutes away from Parikia and at sunset visitors are treated the the colors of the rainbow as the sun sinks below the horizon and the cave falls into darkness.