Beaches and Sun
Bask in the variety...
beautiful sandy beaches throughout the island.
Paros has many beautiful sandy beaches throughout the island.
Paros has many beautiful sandy beaches throughout the island. Some are hidden, tiny little bays, enclosed by extraordinarily "sculptured" rocks ("Kolimbithres"), others are long, sandy and wide and yet others are equipped with bars music and entertainment. Whatever your preference Paros has a beach for you.
Pounda Beach: South-East
This is a small nice beach.It has a new, two-story complex with a swimming pool, a bar and some shops with a Mexican touch, which is built upon the beach. It attracts happy crowds and has a lot going on during the summer, from partying by the pool to Bunjee Jumping. Go there by bus or car/motorbike. There is a steep hill to overcome from the bus stop, although it is not far.
Golden Beach & New Golden Beach South-East
The Mecca for Wind Surfers! Long and sandy beaches with beautiful swimming pool-like water and the best circumstances for Wind Surfing; you can also rent equipment here. This is where the yearly Wind Surfing World Cup takes place. There are several hotels and taverns and a nice little restaurant with Asian Food nearby! You go there easily by bus or with your own vehicle.
Livadia ("Blue Bay") Aktaia: Parikia town
Livadia is named after the part of town in the bay. It is Parikia's main beach, starting within about 700 metres from the harbour and going all around the bay. It is divided into several sections, with and without trees, with deck chairs and without and there is a wide and a narrow section. Close to some shops, bars and restaurants for drinks and meals in-between. Good for all tastes and for those who want to stay close to the town or their accommodations (no boat, no drive!)!
Parasporos: South-West of Parikia
Big beach with a campsite and Beach Bar at the north end. The water gets deep quickly, and although the beach itself is sandy, you have to beware of the pebbles and small rocks in the water. Usually nice waves. Parasporos is easy to be reached from the bus stop and the campsite has its own busses with frequent transfer.
Kalakonas: Parikia Bay opposite Livadia
If you walk around the curve along the waterfront, past Aktaia, there is a very little beach called Kalakonas. This is a quiet beach, usually only visited by locals. Either you go there on foot or by car or bike turning left, off the road that eventually leads to Krios and Martselo.
Piperi Beach: Naoussa Centre
Naoussa's main in-town-beach, in a small curve embraced by rocks, about 50 metres beneath the main road that leads into the town centre. It is within walking distance, approx. 250 metres from Naoussa's fishing port. You can also find yourself a comfortable quiet spot for sunbathing among the rocks. It is small but nice for swimming and snorkelling. Beautiful view of Naoussa and Naoussa Bay.
Kolimbithres: Naoussa West
One of the Island's most popular and well-known beaches on the other side of Naoussa Bay with a beautiful view towards Naoussa! It is known for its impressive rock formations that divide the beach into a succession of little sandy coves, which allows you, unless it is high season, to find a private spot of your own. The crystal-clear water is shallow here and ideal for families with little children. You can find some natural shade and umbrellas with deck chairs. The beach has a few Beach Bars and taverns spread out along the road where you will also find enough parking facilities. Water ski and other activities go on here in the high season. The beach can either be accessed by boat taxi (leaving from Naoussa's fishing port) or by the road. Is well sign-posted and the same road that leads to Monastiri Beach and the Aqua Park.
Pisso Livadi, Logaras, Drios: East Coast
There are several beaches in or nearby the villages Pisso Livadi, Logaras and Drios. They are all a bit alike with beautiful, shallow water and access to excellent restaurants for traditional Greek Cuisine.
Nice quite beach with some very nice local fish restaurants.
Martselo & Krios: Parikia opposite harbour
Naoussa is a traditional fishing village in the north of the island, approx. 10 km away from Parikia, settled around a little hill in the Bay of Naoussa with a church at its peak. It is the second biggest & most important town after Parikia. Naoussa is said by many to be one of the most beautiful fishing ports in Greece, and it has kept its authentic character despite growing tourism. Many small Tavernas and beaches make this little village a must to visit. There are many beaches for all tastes in and around Naoussa ("Kolimbithres", "Monastiri Beach", "Santa Maria" e.g.). Some are long and wide, some are small and cozy and several have special activities to offer (for example Wind Surfing and Scuba Diving). Some are quiet and with very shallow water, ideal for families with young children, some offer concerts and beach parties and one allows nude bathing. There is also a very good & frequent bus service so you can move back to Parikia easily or visit other parts of the island. During the high season, the busses even run all through the night!
Agia Irini: West, South of Parikia
This is a small beach with palm trees and very blue water, quite far away from the main road that leads to Parikia, with a nice tavern that has a big variety of Greek foods.
Delphini Beach: Outskirts of Parikia, South-West
A small beach with turquoise-coloured water and a charming little Beach Bar. Seemingly a hub for foreigners living on the island, with live music and barbecue on Sundays. Easy to be reached by bus from Parikia, not so far on foot either.
Monastiri Beach: Naoussa west
This beach is also very well known and popular especially during the high season. It lies at the end of the bay opposite Naoussa, about 2 km past Kolimbithres. It is in a tiny bay enclosed by rocks on both sides with very shallow, pool-like water, overlooked by a tavern & music bar. A popular spot for private yachts. There is a lot going on here in the summer, including live concerts and organised beach parties. If you like it quiet, avoid this beach or look for a private, quiet spot nearby. Get there by using the frequent boat taxis from Naoussa's harbour or taking the road that leads to Kolimbithres first.
Molos & Marmara: East Coast
Nearby the small village Marmara you find Molos and a few other sandy beaches that are hardly visited, even during the high season, probably because they are about 1 or 2 km off the main road. They are beautiful and wide, at some spots a little pebbly, and well worth visiting especially if you like it quiet! The water is deep here, and you have a beautiful view towards Naxos. When the winds are right, it is an ideal place for Wind Surfing if you have your own equipment. Get there from the main road between Naoussa and Pisso Livadi, but with your own vehicle, as the beaches are far from the bus stop.
Santa Maria: Naoussa East
Long coastline with sections of several long and wide sandy beaches, one of which is attached to Santa Maria Camping. The countryside is flat here and there are small dunes and bushes in the background. You find music, food, Beach Volley, Wind Surfing (ideal because of more wind) here as well as one or more Diving Clubs. Go there by car/motorbike or by bus. You can also take the boat taxi but it is a long ride and the boats are not scheduled so frequently, as they have to go once around the north peak of the island.
Farangas, Akrotiri: South
These are two not very well-known or heavily visited beaches. Farangas is far away from the main road in a pretty little area. Nice, old fashioned beach bar here. Follow signposts that lead you there from Aliki.
Ambelas: North-East coast
Several small & quiet beaches nearby the town. To be recommended if you are mobile or with children.