The time you couldn’t wait for anymore is finally here! You pack your bags full of excitement and get ready to relax by the pool in a dream villa at one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Although it’s tempting to just lay on the comfortable sunbed of your summer home, you definitely shouldn’t miss out on the following beaches we recommend:
One of the most beloved and popular beaches on the island for a good reason. This unique beach is located near Naoussa and is easily accessible by car, bus or small boats. The granite formation of the rocks carved from the waves through millions of years is what makes it so magnificent. Kolympithres literally means swimming pools and was named this way because of the small sandy coasts between the rocks. This formation makes it ideal to choose between organised or more secluded beaches. Many water activities such as sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, wakeboarding and others will make your day even more thrilling. Grab a bite at the beach bars or taverns nearby and relax under the golden sun. During the peak season it tends to get overcrowded, so it is best to reserve a sunbed in advance or arrive early to find the best spot to enjoy your day by the crystal clear waters of this marvelous beach.
Santa Maria is always on the list of favorites. Only a 5-minute drive from Naoussa and you can find yourself in a small paradise with sandy beaches and shallow crystal emerald waters. There is a beautiful organised beach bar where you can enjoy your cocktail while tanning on a sunbed across the lovely view of Naxos island. Often you can vibe to the music of many great DJs and even enjoy a full moon party, which can be an unforgettable experience. The weather here can be pretty windy from time to time, so without surprise Santa Maria has one of the best windsurfing schools on the island. The water sport facilities offer snorkeling, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding and many more. Overall, if you are travelling alone, with family, friends or your special someone Santa Maria is definitely a must-visit on Paros.
Located on the southern part of the island, close to Aliki village, Faragas is one of the most well-organised and popular beaches in Paros. The beautiful golden sand and crystal clear waters will help you relax in no-time. Choose between a comfy sunbed at one of the best beach bars of the island or bring your towel and discover the more secluded rocky bays of this beach. The restaurant and beach bar will mesmerize you with their exotic-mediterranean flavours and the showers and changing cabins at the facilities will make your day even more laid-back. During July-August, when the wind blows north, it is relatively protected from strong currents, making it one of the best options for swimming with kids. Faragas is a bit pricier than other beaches on the island, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Monastiri beach is located a few kilometers from Kolympithres beach, near the monastery of Agios Ioannis, in a beautiful small rocky bay. This organised sandy beach has a waist-water level for about 100 meters, offering not only an amazing swimming and snorkeling experience, but also a carefree day at the beach, if you are visiting with children, who have not yet learned how to swim. A great natural park, called Paros park, which facilitates fun events during the summer period, is only a few steps away. With three hiking trails, a nice cafe and a lovely lighthouse it is an unmissable spot on the island. Organise a daily excursion to Monastiri, enjoy a swim in the crystal waters, try the various water sports, relax at the outdoor cinema or live concerts of Paros park and have an unforgettable experience that will follow you back home.
Golden Beach is located in the South part of Paros and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the island. With its golden sandy shore, it extends for over 700m and its crystal clear turquoise waters are extremely refreshing during the summer season. Golden Beach, also known as Chrissi Akti, is very popular among windsurfers and kitesurfers. The beach tends to be very windy during July-August, which makes it the perfect spot for this kind of water sports. In fact, the Professional Windsurfing World Cup is being held there during the summer, gathering athletes from all over the globe to contest and watch the cup. Among other water sports, you can try scuba diving and snorkeling or just relax on a sunbed with a tasty cocktail in your hand. The beach bars located on the beach offer a variety of delicious and healthy meals that will keep a smile on your face for the whole day. If you want to have a more secluded swimming experience, it is best to visit Golden Beach during the low-middle season. During the high season it is recommended to reserve a sunbed beforehand, so you can get the most out of your day.