List of Paros Beaches
We tend to take our beaches for granted so it is difficult to write about them. Experienced island hoppers favor Paros because there is so much to do here as well as the relaxing atmosphere; it offers great beaches, lively towns and ancient sites. Truly something for everyone.
There are far too many sandy beaches large and small to enumerate them all. The visitor has too look a few over and decide if he wants a small cove all to himself–and significant other , a wider stretch with a small taverna and a few other people or the big party beach such as Golden Beach with hotels, cafes, windsurfers, waterskiing, etc. There is no doubt you will want to see it all. We usually recommend to visitors that they circle the whole island on their first day to have a better idea where they want to return. For that you will need transport: car, jeep, scooter, quad or ?
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Paros has several Blue Flag rated beaches; the ratings vary over the years. The long running four are Chrysi Akti, Kolibythris, Logaras and Tserdakia. Chrysi Akti is better known as Golden Beach. It is big, wide and sandy and full of windsurfers. Nearby Pounda Beach Club is crowded with young bodies writhing to the endless beat of base music. North of Ambeles and South of Boutakes are small, quiet coves where you can find a small, private beach for just the two of you. Pictured in the header is our favourite is Agri Irini which is out of the way (un-crowded) yet has a beach taverna. Families with children love Kolimbithres. Parosporos is noted for it’s high waves. Think what a delightful time you will having finding your favourite.
Below we list some of them. There are many more not even counting the countless small coves along the miles of coastline.
We start at the east edge of Parikia then move around the island to the north past Naoussa then down along the east side and around the southern tip to Aliki then up the west side ending back in Old Town.
Please keep in mind that spelling Greek words with latin letters is an inexact process. These beach names have many variations, all correct. Also the photos below were taken throughout the year, some in winter, some in high season, so you can’t judge the beach by the number of people shown. Most personal comments are by Karin with just a little editing by Michael.