Top 5 beaches on Paros

Aliki beach, Paros, Greece

Aliki beach

If you’re reading this post my guess is you’re either on Paros or planning to visit it, but essentially, you’re probably here because you can’t decide which beach to go while visiting the island, especially if you are staying for a short time. The great news for you is, we’ve spent 9 days on the island, and went to the beach every single day, visiting a total of 11 beaches. So to help you out, we have selected our top 5 beaches on Paros, not an easy task, but we hope our tips will be useful to you.

During our time spent on the island we gathered essential information to help you enjoy a beach day on this amazing Greek Island, including prices, locations, and details such as if the beach is sandy or pebbled. Also, if you still haven’t read my Guide to Paros, make sure you do, it’s filled with juicy and valuable tips to make the most of your time on the island.

Here are our top 5 beaches on Paros:

1. Glyfa

Glyfa beach, Paros, Greece

Great for families. A very quiet and stunning beach. The waters here are incredibly calm and transparent. It’s never packed, it has great shades from the trees and it is a beautiful place to spend time with the little ones. It was the only beach we visited twice, and while there we spoke to a couple that confessed that while on the island they go there every day, it’s no wonder.

♦Facts♦
Type of beach: sand and pebbles
This beach is not organized (no sunbeds and umbrellas)
Bathroom: no
Restaurant: there is one right behind it called Glyfa Restaurant
Parking: easy and free

2. Faragas

Faragas Beach, Paros, Greece

Everything in one place. Faragas is the most famous beach on the island, it’s a bay with calm waters, even on windy days. Here you have the choice of paying for sunbeds and an umbrella or bringing your own things to enjoy this little paradise. In the organized part of the beach, there is a restaurant and a beach bar, from where you can order by simply pressing a button located on your umbrella. How about that?

Faragas Beach, Paros, Greece

♦Facts♦
Type of beach: sand and pebbles
Partly organized. Price for a pair of sunbeds and a umbrella: 20 Euros
Bathrooms: yes
Restaurant: yes
Parking: easy and free

3. Aliki

Aliki beach, Paros, Greece

The most beautiful of them all. If I had to choose my favorite beach on Paros in terms of beauty, this would be the one. It’s turquoise dreamy waters are breathtaking, and shallow for meters and meters into the ocean. To me, it was love at first sight. It reminded me of the Maldives and Cayo Levisa, Cuba, two of the most stunning places I’ve visited. I just didn’t put it on the top because on windy days, when the cars drive by, the wind blows sand on your face, hard, and it’s no fun.

♦Facts♦
Type of beach: sand and pebbles
This beach is not organized (no sunbeds and umbrellas)
Bathroom: no
Restaurant: there are a few nearby
Parking: easy and free

4. Trypitis

Trypitis beach, Paros, Greece

A calm and secluded bay. Perfect for families with little children and for those seeking seclusion. This beach has the perfect little bay with shallow transparent waters. There are shades from the trees, and it’s never busy with only a few families and couples chilling on the sand. It is located right next to Glyfa Beach.

♦Facts♦
Type of beach: mostly sandy
This beach is not organized (no sunbeds and umbrellas)
Bathroom: no
Restaurant: there is one nearby (Glyfa Restaurant)
Parking: not easy, on a slope with space for only a few cars

5. Boudari

Boudari Beach, Paros, Greece

Hidden and paradisiac. If I hadn’t dig deep I would never believe there is a beach on this place. It is a hidden bay in front of a few local beach houses and a hotel. Probably the only people who go there are the ones staying nearby, or the ones who really made their research. It is a beautiful secluded beach with calm waters. The only catch here is, there is no shade from trees, so you might want to consider bringing an umbrella or a little tent.

♦Facts♦
Type of beach: sand and pebbles
This beach is not organized (no sunbeds and umbrellas)
Bathroom: no
Restaurant: only the one at the hotel nearby, which carries the same name of the beach, but once in the area, you need to try Anesina
Parking: there isn’t really a parking for this beach, so the best option is to leave your car about 400m away at the Hotel Boudari’s parking lot.

 

These were our favorite beaches on Paros, considering calm waters, seclusion, and beauty. Of all the 5, only Faragas isn’t secluded, and it’s the only one that offers an organized area, which can get quite busy along the day, but nonetheless, one of our favorites as here you can easily spend the entire day without worrying much about shade, food and bathroom.

Other great beaches we also visited were:

Golden Beach

Golden Beach, Paros, Greece

Type of beach: sand
Partly organized. Price for a pair of sunbeds and a umbrella: 20 Euros
Bathroom: yes
Restaurant: yes
Parking: just a few meters away, but can get quickly busy
Not recommended on windy days (the water gets choppy and sand is blown on your face)

Kolymbithres

Kolymbithres Beach, Paros, Greece

Type of beach: sand
Partly organized. Price for a pair of sunbeds and a umbrella: 15 Euros
Bathroom: no
Restaurant: no, but the people organizing the sunbeds serve drinks
Parking: easy and spacious

Piperi

Piperi beach, Paros, Greece

Type of beach: sand and pebbles
Partly organized. Price for a pair of sunbeds and a umbrella: 15 Euros
Bathroom: no
Restaurant: yes
Parking: easy
It’s the closest beach to Naousa, it has a pretty view to the village.

Logaras

Logaras Beach, Paros, Greece

Type of beach: sand and pebbles
Partly organized. Price for a pair of sunbeds and a umbrella: 10 Euros
Bathroom: no
Restaurant: yes. Also, not far, in Piso Livadi there are quite a few options. We recommend Halaris, where I had the best grilled squid ever.
Parking: easy and just a few steps from the beach

Santa Maria

Santa Maria Beach, Paros, Greece

Type of beach: sand
Partly organized. Price for a pair of sunbeds and a umbrella: 20 Euros
Bathroom: yes
Restaurant: yes
Parking: easy and spacious
This is a beautiful and popular beach for water sports. Avoid going there on windy days.

Piso Livadi

Piso Livadi, Paros, Greece

Type of beach: sand
This beach is not organized (no sunbeds and umbrellas)
Bathroom: in the restaurants nearby
Restaurant: yes, quite a few nearby. We recommend Halaris.
Parking: easy
This is a little bay near the Piso Livadi harbor. The water is very calm and great for children.

 

Good to know

There are no private beaches on Paros, meaning entrance is always free.

On windy days, prefer going to beaches on the south, between Glyfa and Faragas (as the wind comes from the North, this is the least affected area).

If you’re taking your dog along is good to know that we haven’t seen any prohibition signs to dogs on the beach.

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About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.