I have booked Livadia Hotel in Parikia for mid-October. The places in Naoussa looked more upscale and wonderful but followed the advice of everyone that there would be more going on in Parikia at that time of year.
Then I came across Butterfly Villas in Paros. What an amazingly beautiful place. According to their website, it is only 6 km. from the port in Parikia and 5 km from the airport. The port of Punta and Agia Irini beach are 3 km away. If there are no amenities close to the villas,we would not have a problem walking the 6k's to Parikia, or even better, cycling to get to the restaurants/shops. Are the roads amenable to that? If not, we will stick with our original plan. If the roads are fine, are there places to rent decent bicycles in Parikia? Of course renting a car is another option but we do enjoy a glass of wine with dinner and that would rule out any driving.
Even though I'm already booked, I can cancel the reservation should Butterfly Villa be a better option.