Santa Maria Paros is considered by many visitors of our island, as one of the most beautiful beaches. We also believe that Santa Maria is the best among Paros beaches, because of the things that it offers to its visitors. Santa Maria Paros is located only 6 km to the south of Naoussa, that is why it's one of the most crowded beaches in Paros during the summer months. Because of the beach size this is not an issue. You will definitely find a spot to lie! As it is on the west coast of Paros, Santa Maria is also popular among wind surfers, but as much as other Paros beaches. Santa Maria Paros can satisfy the needs of every visitor. You will find few well decorated beach bars there, which also rent sunbeds and umbrellas. Depending on each year policy of bar, in order to use sunbeds and umbrellas, you will have to order a drink or a snack. In some cases there is also a fee. There are days, during which the beach bars organize parties, usually starting before the sunset and lasting till morning.
There are also water sport centers, where you can either take lessons or rent the equipment of your favorite sport. The activities that you can participate in are: scuba diving, windsurfing, seayak and seabike.
Santa Maria consists of powdery golden sand and amazing, crystal clear water. You will enjoy your swim with the opposite island for a view.
If you decide to walk to the south crossing Santa Maria, you will be awarded with something rare. There are small sand hills there, and between them, the sea has formed small beaches. If you get lucky, you will have a beach to yourself. After spending your day in Santa Maria, you can visit Naoussa village for dinner and evening walk among the picturesque alleys. This will be a fantastic and memorable combination.
It's easy to reach this unique beach, as it's well connected with every part of Paros. You can use the traditional "ferry" boat from Naoussa called caique, which is time consuming but unforgettable. There are frequent bus schedules from Naoussa and Parikia that you can use or, if you have your own mean of transport, there is a large parking space near the beach.