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PAROS BEACH GUIDE:

Aghia Irini

 

Approximately 4 km from the centre of Paroikia, you will discover two small sandy beaches. The smaller has taverns, the larger palm lined beach hosts an organised campground. You can reach this beach via bus or car.

 

Ambelas

This is a small, sheltered cove in the fishing village of the same name. Just east of Naoussa, there are a few traditional taverns.

 

 

Dryos

 

This is a beautiful, small sandy beach with shade trees along the waterfront of the charming village. It offers a selection of taverns and coffee bars.

 

Kolymbithres

 

This is a uniquely beautiful and quiet beach located in the western section of the Bay of Naoussa. It is characterized by the natural sculptures formed in the granite by millennia of erosion by wind and rain that create a series of semi private coves. There are a tavern and coffee bar. You can reach this beach via boat from Naoussa or by car.

 


Kaminia – Souvlia

 

These beaches are at the north-western tip of the Bay of Paroikia, stretching from Martsello to the point of “Aghio Foka”. The cave of Archilohos is very near, a large opening in the nearly vertical cliff face, where it is said that Archilohos would retire for the inspiration to write his great poems of antiquity. These beaches are also serviced via the Paroikia-Krios boat or accessed by car.

 


Krios

 

2 km from the centre of Paroikia, also on the north end of the bay, Krios offers a beach snack-bar, tavern, and an organised camp ground. The water is extremely clear and there is regular boat service to and from Paroikia port. You can also reach the beach over land via the walking path or the inland road.

 

Livadia

 

This is the popular and busy long, sandy beach at the northern side of Paroikia Bay. This beach is very organised and you will find a variety of businesses in the near vicinity.

 

 

Logaras

Next to the village of Piso Livadi you will find this large, sandy beach that is great for swimming and a variety of other sea sports. This beach has also received the “Blue Flag” and offers accommodation as well as a series of taverns, coffee houses and bars along the beach.

 

 

Langeri

Located approximately 1.5 km from Naoussa (towards Santa Maria) you will find this uniquely beautiful beach. Stretching around the eastern arm of the Bay of Naoussa its fine golden sand has formed dunes above and behind the strand. You can reach this beach by boat from Naoussa or by bus or private car (in which case be prepared for about a 20 minute walk to reach the beach).

 

Pounta

8,5 km south of Paroikia and 1 nautical mile directly across from Antiparos port this beach is near the small resort settlement by the same name. Very popular with kite-boarders this beach hosts the international Kite Boarding Championship every summer. You will find accommodation, taverns and a dive shop: Access by bus and car.

 

 

Parasporos

 

This is a famous beach approximately 2.5 km south of Paroikia. Very popular with the youth, there are also beach bars and taverns and a campground nearby. You can reach this beach by bus (to the main road) or by car.

 


Farangas

A sheltered, sandy beach on the southern end of the island, organised for tourism with a beach bar. There is relatively easy access via dirt roads from Alyki and the Paros ring road.

 

Chrisi Akti

This beach is among the most beautiful and is the longest sandy beach on the island. It is a veritable paradise for lovers of sea sports offering perfect conditions for any type of sailing activity. This beach has been awarded the “Blue Flag”, is very organised with luxury hotels, rooms and studios as well as surf-clubs, restaurants and bars.

 

Martsello

 

This beach is the continuation of Krios, 2.5 km from the town centre, with access to the same amenities as Krios and serviced by the same boats/roads.

Monastiri

Also in the western section of the Bay of Naoussa, and near the “Aghios Ioannis” Monastery, this is one of the most popular beach clubs on the island. There is food and drink and it can be reached by car.

 

 

Molos

 

This beach stretches between the hills of Kefalos and Antikefalos, the sight of the ancient ceramic works. It is supposed that the ancient city of Yria was located at the foot of these mountains. There are a few rooms-to-let and restaurants nearby. To the right of Molos is the beach Kalogeros, it has stunning multi-coloured cliffs comprised of natural mineral clay with healing properties. It is said that the beach got its name when a monk threw himself to his death from the top of the cliff. To the left of Molos are the beaches of Tsoukalia and Glyfades, also very popular with windsurfers.

 

Nea Chrisi Akti

Known the world over as the ideal beach for sea sports, windsurfing in particular, in the early 1990’s this beach became the location of the annual PWA championships held every August. They offer rental and storage of boards and boats as well as lessons for beginners and advanced levels. This beach enjoys all the amenities listed for “Chrisi Akti”, and can be accessed by car or bus.

 

 

Pounta

Across from Antiparos

 

Santa Maria

2 km from Naoussa you will find this long sandy beach with clear water, taverns, sea sport clubs and a campground. You can reach this beach by bus or car.