Paros is located in the heart of the Cyclades, in the Aegean sea, next to Naxos and near Mykonos. It is a popular island and the reasons are obvious: exquisite sandy beaches in crystal waters, terraced hills and magnificent rock formations, endless vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees.
In the spring, the island is completely green, with flowers growing everywhere! There is a large number of attractive villages in the traditional Cycladic style. Their glowing white houses along labyrinth like streets, decorated with arches, pretty balconies, Greek pottery, bright flowers and fragrant herbs will make you wander around and get lost, discovering one postcard theme after the other.
Paros has also an incredible amount of picturesque churches, chapels and monasteries, likewise windmills, and you will likely stumble across historical remains wherever you go. Paros was known in antiquity for its fine marble.
Beautiful Parasporos Beach, just 3 km south of Parikia, is justifiably one the most popular beaches on the island of Paros. Tucked in a sheltered bay, the long, sandy beach offers an ideal swimming, sunbathing and sporting locale prized by both residents and visitors alike.
If we ask what the red rings of fun and entertainment, where it beats to modern rhythms of the youth crowd, who visits every year religiously Paros, we will reply without hesitation, in Punda Beach, on the southeastern side of Paros. The Punda Beach Club could be described as the temple of pleasure and entertainment.
On the eastern side of Paros is the sandy and pebbly beach of Molos, which is rather isolated and ideal for those who wish to spend their day at a quiet beach that is edged with trees for shade. Molos Beach is also great for windsurfing, as the wind conditions in the area are perfect for the sport.
The beach of Agios Fokas is situated at a distance of some 6 kilometers far from Paroikia at the North, very close to the homonymous cape at the entrance of the bay of Paroikia. Very close to the beach it is found the small twin church of Agios Sostis and Analipsi, where on the feast of Analipsi it takes place a local feast (“panighyri”).
Ambelas Beach located in northeastern Paros just a few kilometers from Naoussa, is a lovely sheltered sandy beach with clear sparkling waters. It is situated in the settlement of Ambelas, a charming fishing village that has an abundance of seafood tavernas and small cafes.
Chrysi Akti is the largest and for many the most beautiful of the beaches of Paros is famous for its huge, golden sand, the ideal-for wind surf-currents and the crystal blue waters of the shallow (ideal for families and children). Organized tourist beach with restaurants and bars to submerge the sand behind the trees and umbrellas and sun aligned throughout its length.
Faraggas is a beautiful beach in southern Paros, completely sheltered from the winds, lying in the arms of a small, deep creek. The fine golden sand and crystal clear waters have turned Faragas a very popular destination, particularly for those who want the comfort that can offer a cosmopolitan organized beach.
The exquisite sandy beach of Glyfades is situated some 15-16 kilometers eastern to the town of Paros (Paroikia) and 5 kilometers southern to Naoussa. No facilities at all are available at the beach, as it is remote enough, far from the public road and access is possible only via a dirt road.
In the northeastern edge of the bay of Naoussa, almost 2 km from cosmopolitan Naoussa the beautiful sandy Laggeri with fine, white sand and impressive dunes with cedar trees and tufted. It is basically a second exotic Santa Maria, with no chairs, umbrellas, tavernas and water sports but with the same nature and crystal blue waters.
One of the best beaches of Paros is Santa Maria Beach in northern side, situated just a few kilometers from Naoussa. It is a very long, sandy beach, with clean, shallow waters and fully-organized, providing sunbathing equipment and windsurfing, water sport facilities.