The island of Paros gets voted each year as one of the best islands in the world. A large number of tourists gather there each summer to enjoy the Greek sea and landscape. Let’s see together 5 of the best beaches of the island that you should definitely visit during your stay there.
At the beach of kolimpithtres you will find a unique landscape, full of large granite rocks of various shapes. These rocks create natural cavities filled with crystalline sea water. It distances just 2 km away from Naousa and is easily reachable by car. Although there is a bar that provides sunbeds to its clients, the beach is quite small so the free space is usually limited, so you should try to get there early in the day. A lot of families with kids prefer this beach as its waters are shallow and they do not deepen abruptly. Furthermore, the large rocks and the poisition of the beach in general, offer an important protection from the strong winds that are usually created on the seaside of the island.
Chrissi Akti (Golden Beach)
Twenty-one kilometers Southeast of Parikia, the capital of the island, you will find the beach of Chryssi Akti (Golden Beach) one of the most beautiful and most famous beaches of Paros. It is famous for its golden sandy beach, about 800 meters long, and its crystal clear blue waters. Its trademark Drionisi, an uninhabited islet within walking distance of the beach.
The main feature of the beach is the world windsurf championship which has been established to be held there since the early 1990s. The championship is organized at the beginning of August and gets inundated by windsurf enthusiasts, even by surfers from abroad, since its reputation has spread across the Greek border. The beach is fully equipped and has been awarded with a blue flag. It offers beach bars with umbrellas and sun beds for their guests, restaurants for enjoyable delicacies, a beach volley court, facilities for sea sports, and diving schools that offer lessons to those who wish to experience an underwater excursions to places of particular interest! In the surrounding area you will find rooms to let, tourist shops, boat rental shops etc. In short, it is a magical destination to enjoy a lovely swim and is a paradise for the sea sports lovers, as they will find everything they need to enjoy their games with the waves and the air! The access to the beach is easy by private or rented vehicle.
If you are searching for the place with the best beach parties in Paros, we recommend to you, without any hesitation, Punda Beach, located on the southeastern side of Paros. The beach of Punda Beach Club is located on the large beach of Piso Livadi, which has been named after the homonymous settlement with its port and its characteristic seashore, located a few kilometers north of it. The Punda Beach Club could be described as the temple of enjoyment and fun for those who are young, feel young, or like to be around young people. The cosmopolitan, bustling, beach club Punta is built amphitheatrically and its white washed terraces, with the dreamy view of the Aegean Sea, lead directly to the huge swimming pool, while all around the bars are ready to serve you everything that you desire under the sound of intense music, curated by well-known dJ's. The music reaches up to the blonde, crystal clear sandy beach with its crystalline waters, which is filled with elegant umbrellas and sun beds. However, there is plenty of space if you desire to lay under the shade of the trees and the hard surface of the sand. You should keep in mind that Punda Beach Club remains open until 9.30 pm, in order to respect the quietness sought by the tourists of adjacent hotels and rented rooms.
Santa Maria Beach
West of Naoussa, very close to Aliki is located the beach of Santa Maria. The beach will steal your heart as it is a real paradise on earth. Tiny inlets, which in some places provide complete isolation and crystal clear sand, are bounded by dunes, in which small cedars grow – a pleasant change from the plethora of almyrics that cover most of the other beaches of Paros. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for those who seek their comforts, as well as plenty of space, common but also more private. Santa Maria in Paros is the ideal beach, combining tranquillity with entertainment. In some areas of the beach you can enjoy water sports as well as a beach volley court. You will also find bars and taverns scattered all around the place, that blend in the environment without hurting the enchanting scenery.
Aliki Beach (Naousa)
Starting from Naoussa and heading west, after 6 km, you will reach Aliki, a lovely location. A breath away from Santa Maria, the beach of Aliki, is definitely a place that you have to visit during your stay on the island. The lovely bars, set up on the sand with their sun beds and their necessary umbrella, offer comfort and shade, in case the Aegean sun gets too hot for you. It is a very beautiful, wide beach with transparent, blue waters that allow you to play games in the water as well as on the sand. The extra bonus that it offers is the salt lake, with its thick, white salt right on the road, next to which you will walk to reach the beach.
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