Martselo & Krios:
Parikia opposite harbour
Practically, these are two long and wide beaches in one opposite the Parikia harbour; the Krios section is connected to Krios Campsite & offers music, food, ice cream and drinks, Beach Volley, and if you like it quiet, just move out of hearing distance. You shall find crystal-clear water here and fine white sand and a beautiful view towards the town Parikia and the harbour. (Watch the ferries come and go!). Also offersdeck chairs and umbrellas.
You can get there by boat taxi from Parikia's harbour, which doesn't cost much and takes about 5-10 minutes. If you have another means of transportation, drive around the bay, which will only take you five minutes. Some people even like to walk their way around along the waterfront and, although it takes a while, it is a beautiful walk!
Livadia ("Blue Bay") and Aktaia:
Livadia is named after the part of town in the bay. It is Parikia's main beach, starting within about 700 metres from the harbour and going all around the bay. It is divided into several sections, with and without trees. And everywhere are restaurants, cafes and shops for drinks and meals in-between.
On the main beach there are also different cafes with sunbeds in front. You don't pay anything for the beds, just buying something to drink or to eat. The food is tasteful and quite cheap.
The "Blue Bay" is suitable for those who want to stay close to the town or their accommodations (no boat, no drive!)!
Parikia Bay opposite Livadia
If you walk around the curve along the waterfront, past Aktaia, there is a very little beach called Kalakonas. This is a quiet beach, usually only visited by locals.
Either you go there on foot or by car or bike turning left, off the road that eventually leads to Krios and Martselo. Watch out, very steep dirt road.
Naoussa's main in-town-beach, in a small curve embraced by rocks, about 50 metres beneath the main road that leads into the town centre. It is within walking distance, approx. 250 metres from Naoussa's fishing port. You can also find yourself a comfortable quiet spot for sunbathing among the rocks. It is small but nice for swimming and a secret tip for snorkelling. Beautiful view of Naoussa and Naoussa Bay.
One of the Island's most popular and well-known beaches on the other side of Naoussa Bay with a beautiful view towards Naoussa! It is very special due to impressive rock formations that divide the beach into a succession of little sandy coves, which allow you, unless it is high season, to find a private spot of your own. The crystal-clear water is shallow here and ideal for families with little children. You can find some natural shade and umbrellas with deck chairs. The beach has a few Beach Bars and taverns spread out along the road where you will also find enough parking facilities.
Water ski and other activities go on here in the high season. The beach can either be accessed by boat taxi (leaving from Naoussa's fishing port) or if you take the road to Parikia and turn right about 500 metres after leaving the town. Is well sign-posted and the same road that leads to Monastiri Beach and the Aqua Park.
This beach is also very well known and popular especially during the high season. It lies at the end of the bay opposite Naoussa, about 2 km past Kolimbithres. It is in a tiny bay enclosed by rocks on both sides with very shallow, pool-like water, overlooked by a tavern & music bar. A popular spot for private yachts. There is a lot going on here in the summer, including live concerts and organised beach parties.
If you like it quiet, avoid this beach or look for a private, quiet spot nearby. Get there by using the frequent boat taxis from Naoussa's harbour or taking the road that leads to Kolimbithres first.
A very quiet, far from the road sandy beach that is difficult to be found as it is not well sign-posted. Not very busy, so good if you like it quiet; no tavern or music bar nearby. Can be reached easiest by boat taxi. Many people go here for nude bathing.
Long coastline with sections of several long and wide sandy beaches, one of which is attached to Santa Maria Camping. The countryside is flat here and there are small dunes and bushes in the background. You find music, food, Beach Volley, Wind Surfing (ideal because of more wind) here as well as one or more Diving Clubs.
Go there by car/motorbike or by bus. You can also take the boat taxi but it is a long ride and the boats are not scheduled so frequently, as they have to go once around the north peak of the island.
Several small & quiet beaches nearby the town. To be recommended if you are mobile or with children.
Molos & Marmara:
Nearby the small village Marmara you find Molos and a few other sandy beaches that are hardly visited, even during the high season, probably because they are about 1 or 2 km off the main road. They are beautiful and wide, at some spots a little pebbly, and well worth visiting especially if you like it quiet! The water is deep here, and you have a beautiful view towards Naxos. When the winds are right, it is an ideal place for Wind Surfing if you have your own equipment.
Get there from the main road between Naoussa and Pisso Livadi, but with your own vehicle, as the beaches are far from the bus stop.
Pisso Livadi, Logaras, Drios:
There are several beaches in or nearby the villages Pisso Livadi, Logaras and Drios. They are all a bit alike with beautiful, shallow water and access to excellent restaurants for traditional Greek Cuisine. Convenient if you are staying in one of the hotels there or are on a tour around the island, by bus or with your own vehicle.
PARTY, PARTY, PARTY! This is a small beach with tropical flair. Actually more important than the beach itself is the new, two-story complex with a swimming pool, a bar and some shops with a Mexican touch, which is built upon the beach. It attracts happy crowds and has a lot going on during the summer, from partying by the pool to Bunjee Jumping.
Go there by bus or car/motorbike. There is a steep hill to overcome from the bus stop, although it is not far.
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Golden Beach & New Golden Beach
The Mecca for Wind Surfers! Long and sandy beaches with beautiful swimming pool-like water and the best circumstances for Wind Surfing; you can also rent equipment here. This is where the yearly Wind Surfing World Cup takes place. There are several hotels and taverns and a nice little restaurant with Asian Food nearby!
You go there easily by bus or with your own vehicle.
These are two not very well-known or heavily visited beaches. Farangas is far away from the main road in a pretty little area. Nice, oldfashioned beach bar here.
Follow signposts that lead you there from Aliki.
Nice if you are staying in Aliki as a visitor anyway. Very good fish restaurants.
West, south of Parikia
This is a small beach with palm trees and very blue water, quite far away from the main road that leads to Parikia, with a nice tavern that has a big variety of Greek foods. Watch out for pebbles in the water.
South-west of Parikia
Big beach with a campsite and Beach Bar at the north end. The water gets deep quickly, and although the beach itself is sandy, you have to beware of the pebbles and small rocks in the water. Usually nice waves.
Parasporos is easy to be reached from the bus stop and the campsite has its own busses with frequent transfer.
Outskirts of Parikia, south-west
A small beach with turquoise-coloured water and a charming little Beach Bar. Seemingly a Mecca for foreigners living on the island, with live music and barbecue on Sundays.
Easy to be reached by bus from Parikia, not so far on foot either.
The "official" beach for nude bathing on Paros is Monastiri, near Naoussa. But all over the Cyclades people just seem to do what they want, which is tolerated by the authorities, although nude bathing is actually forbidden. I would not recommend nude bathing close to the town and at crowded beaches, but you can feel free at remote or hidden beaches.
Note: All Photos from the Beaches, kindly offered by mygreece.travel .
Tips for season 2014
Paros Island has a lot to offer to its visitors. Whether you prefer a quiet, peaceful holiday enjoying the beautiful nature & traditional Greek atmosphere or you would just like to party, you'll definitely find what you are looking for.