- Chrisa Theodoraki
It has been said that if you have not visited the Cyclades you have not seen Greece. And there is no better place to live your Cycladic fantasy than the whitewashed island of Paros, lined with beautiful beaches and azure seas. We list the best sandy spots to sunbathe at.
Kolymbithres is perhaps the most famous beach in Paros because of its interesting geology. The granite rock formations are millions of years old and have created a unique scenery that could easily make a film set location for a sci-fi movie. You can reach Kolymbithres by the main road, it is a short drive from Naoussa.
Another beach that is located close to the harbour of Naoussa is Santa Maria. Younger people love this beach for its wind surfing, water-skiing and scuba diving facilities but also for its beach bars, restaurants, tavernas and its general cosmopolitan vibe.
Ai Yannis, also known as Monastiri, is a sophisticated, organized beach that is located on the west of Naoussa. A more laid back option, this romantic bay is encompassed by gorgeous natural landscape and beautiful green waters. Every year from June until September, the local park’s annual festival takes place and offers a variety of moonlight concerts, outdoor cinema films and events, all literally within a few steps from the beach.
“Golden Coast” in Greek, Chrissi Akti is one of the most popular places in the Mediterranean for windsurfers. The Windsurfing World Championship was held for many years. The golden sand, crystal clear waters, beach bars and restaurants have been attracting tourists who may not have yet mastered this exhilarating sport.
Ambelas is a popular beach among the locals that is located in the quiet fishing village of Ambelas. There is plenty of free space on the beach to place your umbrella, away from the crowd. The local seafront tavernas in the village offer a variety of delicious fresh fish.
Molos offers a peaceful alternative for those looking for something unspoiled and pristine. This is truly a small piece of paradise; sandy beach, clean waters and amazing views of the island of Naxos. If you get hungry you can enjoy some low-cost, high-quality local food in the low key tavernas near the beach.
In the picturesque white and blue port town of Naoussa it is hard to miss the beach of Piperi. This is a very charming little bay, which, is impossible to resist. Because of its convenient location Piperi it is easily accessible for two or even three swims per day without the fuss of using transport. While swimming you may enjoy beautiful views of the town with its charming local architecture.