Marpissa or Tsipidos as it's former name is, is a picturesque village with whitewashed houses and cobbled alleys, built on a hill,19km from Parikia. Most of the houses were built in the 16th and 17th century At the center of the hill there is the dominating church of Metamorphosis (the Transfiguration of Jesus), of byzantine style. One of the most characteristic pictures of Paros is the one with the four windmills in the central square of Marpissa. Nearby paths are ideal for walks to places of magnificent natural beauty, to old monasteries and churches. The village square is the starting point of such a path that leads to the monastery of Agios Antonios (St. Anthony) with is a very nice view of Paros and the surrounding islands. In Marpissa there is a Byzantine gallery and the sculpture museum of Nikos Perantinos. The sculptor was Parian origin from the village of Marpissa and donated 192 sculptures to his village.
From Marpissa you can easily reach plenty of beautiful beaches on the eastern side of the island, Piso Livadi, Logaras, Chryssi Akti and Drios beaches. An exceptional experience in Marpissa is the Easter with religious customs and a big Greek feast. Marpissa considers to be one of the most beautiful villages of Paros.