Paros is known for its beautiful beaches, and is a favorite among windsurfers, thanks to the strong winds that are constant in the strait that lies between this island and Naxos. Below is a comprehensive list of Paros Island Beaches to help you choose where you want to soak up some sun, swim, or enjoy water sports.
Paros Island Beaches List
Kolimbithres Beach, which means “swimming pools” is situated in Naoussa’s bay. If you’re visiting the island of Paros, Kolimbithres deserves a visit, as it is surrounded by granite that was naturally sculpted by the sea into intriguing shapes. Access to the beach is by an asphalted road or boat. There are nearby taverns and bars, and chaises can be rented.
Golden Beach is also located to the south of Parikia, the island’s capital. Most consider it to be the best beach that Paros has to offer, as it extends for 700 meters. It’s windy, though, which makes it a prime location for windsurfing, and is in fact the location for the Professional Windsurfing World Cup every August. Access to the beach is by an asphalted road. There are lots of hotels and rooms to rent in the area.
Pounda Beach is also considered the top of Paros Island beaches, stretching for about 250m. As such, it is usually crowded and boasts numerous bars, taverns, restaurants, shops, and lots of organized beach activities. It’s definitely a party beach, with loud music, so if a quiet relaxing day at the beach is what’s in mind, try elsewhere. Pounda Beach can be accessed by the asphalted road, but it’s necessary to pass through the bar area.
Situated only 2km from the center of the capital Parikia, Krios Beach offers crystal clear waters and a wonderful view of the town. As it is surrounded by the bay, there’s no strong winds to be concerned about. The beach is organized, offering plenty of umbrellas and chaises for rent, and great food is served by the nearby taverns. Krios Beach is also close to numerous hotels and rooms for rent.
Santa Maria Beach
Situated in Plastira Bay, Naoussa, Santa Maria Beach is not to be missed. Its long coastline divides, forming two beaches, each with great views, golden sand, and crystal emerald waters. Facing Aliki Bay, these beaches are known for snorkeling and diving school. There are lounge chairs and umbrellas for rent, and water sports facilities, including paddle boats and windsurfing. July and August are really busy due to the nearby campsite. Santa Maria Beach can be accessed via the asphalted road or by boat.
Situated just 2km north of the island capital of Parikia, the beaches here are highly sought out. There are different areas to pick from, with small organized beaches that offer lounge chairs, umbrellas and water sports, to the more naturally wild beaches that are surrounded by trees. Lividia Beach is also close to a campsite, making it a popular and crowded beach, filled with younger people.
Agia Irini is only 5km from Parikia and is highly rated among tourists and island residents. Surrounded by majestic palm trees, it provides for a more tropical atmosphere than other beaches on Paros island. Of course, it also gets crowded easily, as it is smaller in size than other beaches. Access to Agia Irini Beach is via a footpath from the asphalted road, but it’s quite the distance, so be prepared.
Agios Nikolaos Beach is situated close to Alyki, on the southern side of Paros Island. It has beautiful calm waters but is NOT an organized beach. However, it’s proximity to town means a short walk to the village that offers great taverns and rooms to rent.
Situated on the south eastern side of the Island of Paros, Boudari Beach offers peace and serenity. It’s small, NOT organized and far from popular resorts, making it a perfect place to relax.
Delfini Beach (Souvlia)
Known by both names, Delfini Beach is a secluded location that rarely gets crowded. On the map, it’s just past Asklepieion, an ancient site. Delfini Beach is long, with crystal clear water and there is a nearby beach bar with the same name.
Kalogeras Beach, situated close to Molos, though small, has lots to offer those who want to relax. It’s NOT an organized beach and rarely gets visitors. It’s surrounded by hills, and its shore is pebbled and partially sandy. Kalogeras Beach can be accessed on foot, as it’s just a walking distance from Molos.
Langeri Beach, situated near Naoussa, is secluded and, as such, is predominantly a nudist beach. Finding this beach can be tricky, and requires the use of a map. Private transportation to the end of the road is required, followed by a short walk down a path, past a church.
Molos is small tourist resort is situated on the eastern side of Paros Island, close to Marmara Village, and is known for its serene beaches, unlike others on the island. They provide a great view of Naxos Island and boast deep blue waters and golden sands, and they rarely get crowded, even during peak seasons. However, they can be windy at times. Molos beaches can be accessed by private vehicles, as there is no public transportation nearby.
Monastiri Beach is just 2kms or so past Kolimbithres Beach. It’s situated in the Agios Ioannis Bay, surrounded by impressive rocky hills, and the Monastery just to the right. Monastiri Beach is popular and thus, gets crowded, but is great for children because it’s shallow for about 100 meters or so. The pristine waters make it a good place for snorkeling, too. It’s an organized beach with opportunities for renting umbrellas and lounge chairs, as well as water sports equipment. Monastiri Beach also boasts several organized events, including beach parties and concerts. The beach can be accessed via the asphalted road, or by boat.
Piperi is Naoussa’s most renowned beach that attracts sunbathers and snorkelers. It’s quite small but noteworthily beautiful, and ideal for swimming or scuba diving. The waters are crystal and shores coated with golden sand. It’s very close to the island’s capital, Parikia, so there are lots of choices with regards to restaurants, taverns, and bars.