Monastiri Paros: Monastiri Beach (the beach of the monastery of Agios Ioannis) is located a couple of kilometres after the beach of Kolimbithres, in a small rocky bay surrounded by huge rocky hills.
This beach lies in the Agios Ioannis Bay and if you look up to your right you can see the Monastery (hence the two names for the beach). To your left lie some imposing rocks. This beach is teeming with sun loungers and busy.
The water stays at waist level for a good 100 metres and there is good opportunity for snorkeling. The sand is surprisingly deep and very sludgy. This beautiful sandy beach has crystalline waters and is very popular for its beauty, so it can get really crowded during July and August. It is also known to be a famous spot where yachts come to moor.
Sun beds and umbrellas can be rent from the huge tavern overlooking the beach and water sports facilities are also available. In summer, various events are organized on Monastiri Beach such as concerts, beach parties, various contests, etc. This beach is reachable from the asphalted road passing nearby or by boats, leaving regularly from the harbour of Naoussa.
How to get to Monastiri beach
There are many different ways to get to Monastiri from any location on the island. Airport to Monastiri: 22.3 km / 13.8 miles | Port to Monastiri: 12 km / 7.4 miles | Parikia to Monastiri: 12 km / 7.4 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Paros transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 4540 556, 0030 694 4668 331, 0030 699 9450 800 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Paros with as little as 14 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Santa Maria and many other places of interest in Paros at their own pace.
Sea bus / Boat: Τhere are sea buses that carry out routes from Parikia to Monastiri.