Beaches in Paros
Paros has numerous golden sand beaches that stretch all
around the island. The winds are ideal for wind surfing and some
of its beaches are as good, or better, than some of the most popular of the
neighbouring islands of Mykonos and Naxos. Most of the beaches
have access by buses from Naoussa and Parikia whereas others can
be reached by car or by scooter. Most of the beaches are
located at the east part of Paros, but in the west coast
you will also find some really nice beaches. Most of the beaches of Paros have been awarded with
the Blue Flag.
of the most popular and world known beaches of Paros is the
Golden beach or Chrysi Akti as it is called in Greek. The
coastal area of Golden beach is in fact made up of several small
sandy beaches, each one fringed with shady tamarisk trees. The
beaches are all well organised, with sun beds, umbrellas,
restaurants, bars and cafes. Also here are several centres for
windsurfing, kite boarding and scuba diving where equipment can
be hired and lessons taken. In the north part of that sandy
coast towards Piso livadi is the Pounda beach club, something
equivalent with the Paradise beach of Mykonos, with beach
parties and several events It is a popular meeting point for young
holiday makers. There is a good choice of holiday accommodation
in the surrounding areas.
beach The beach consists of rocky outcrops and small fine
sandy coves dotted amongst the rocks. the smooth white rocks
form interesting shapes on their underside where the elements
have eroded the rock over thousands of years. In many ways the
beach is reminiscent of a Salvador Dali landscape with rocks
that seem to have a fluid plasticity that has been petrified
into a static shape hundreds of thousands of years ago. Some of
the shapes of the rocks rise up like strange sculptures of
mythical creatures and people. The sandy coves, however, are
quite small and during high season the beach can become
uncomfortably crowded. There are sun beds, umbrellas and a
tavern at the back of the beach. Near to Kolymbithres you will
find the Monastiri beach in a wonderful cove at Agios
Ioannis bay. The beach is sandy and the surrounding rock
formations are like those in Kolymbithres. The sea is not deep,
the beach is organized with umbrellas and sun beds. Near to the
beach there are bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink
or have lunch. This beach is recommended for families with
children as it is not overcrowded and the waters are not deep.
to Naoussa you will find the Santa Maria beach a long
sandy beach that is not organised like the nearby beach of
Ambelas. Santa Maria is ideal for those that would like quiet
beaches. Along the road that goes to the eastern coastal villages
near to Marmara, if you turn left you will find the beach of
Molos another sandy beach ideal for families. Not far from Marmara
is located the village of Piso Livadi with a small
but wonderful sandy beach. Just a few minutes walk from Piso
livadi is the beach of Logaras which is well organised and
very popular among Greeks. Continuing from Logaras the road
approaches the Golden beach a few km to the south and next to the
small beach of Drios.
Turing towards the west coast of Paros we will found the
beach of Faragas with sun beds, umbrellas and a beach bar.
Nearby and before the Airport is the wonderful sandy beach of Alyki,
right opposite Antiparos.
Alyki beach is popular among the locals and Greek tourists, ideal for families with children
with shallow crystal clear water and many facilities. The area
has many lodgings, restaurants and fish taverns. Pounda
lies about 8 km southwest of Parikia and is the perfect place
for windsurfing or kite boarding as the sea is in the channel
between Paros and Antiparos. Here you can catch the little boat
to Antiparos which leaves every 30 minutes.
to Parikia are some wonderful beaches with the most popular
Livadia and Krios. Due to the fact that these 2
beaches are a few minutes walk from the town of Parikia where most of the
hotels are located it can become quite crowded during the high season.
Both of these beaches are well organised
with umbrellas sun beds and all kind of shops, cafes and bars.
There are many trees that offer thick shadow and you can find
enough parking places if you have a car. On the south part of Parikia there are some really nice smaller beaches like the
beach of Souvlia (Delfini beach) with a nice snack bar and next
to it the beach of Parasporos. See our collection with
Paros beach pictures.