The fun in Paros begins with the morning sortie to the beach, with many thronging to the beach bars rather than bathing in the sea
A series of little beaches protected from the wind with extraordinary sculpted rocks. It is usually crowded here, especially at the height of summer. But you should see the place, even if only once. You can get there from Naousa either by road or by motorboat.
A sandy beach with turquoise waters in a pretty little cove. It's a little bit beyond Kolymtithres and also shel-tered from the wind. Popular with the young because of its good bar- restaurant. Also called Monastiri. Loud music, high spirits and racquets. Also accessible by boat from Naoussa.
Exceptionally beautiful, long sandy crescent on the closed by of Naoussa. The smallest beach on the northeast tip is less crowded and has about 10 umbrellas. You can get there by motorboat from Naoussa in 15 minutes. Take along provision because there's no canteen.
Follow the many and well placed signs along the coastal road from Aliki to this lovely, peaceful fairly small beach with fine sand and clear water. It also has a decent, quiet beach bar. There are several other good unfrequented little beaches in this area such as Trypiti which you can get to on foot or by boat.
A charming beach divided into tow by a pretty mini promontory. Although it's likely to be crowded, it's large enough that it doesn't matter. It boasts a diving school. Water sports concessions and two fist tavernas. Accessible by road or boat from Naoussa.
Where the young meet for a dip with a loud beat, fun and adrenaline, bursting from one of the best known and biggest beach bars in the Cyclades. Incidentally the small sandy beach has umbrellas, a few tress and good swimming.
Narrow but decent beach with few people and no unwelcome extraneous intrusions. Next door, the shallow waters of Molos beach are ideal for small children.
A bit to the south of Pounda, Mesada couldn't more different. There's no canteen , no umbrellas and its quiet.
Nea Chryssi Akti
The windsurfers' beach. This is the international windsurfing championships take place every August. If wind doesn't madden you you've come to the right place.
The best beach in the vicinity of Parikia. Sandy, organized and with a good bar. Those without wheels can get there and to the equally attractive organized beach of Martselo by boat from town.