Paros Santa Maria beach

General information

Santa Maria Paros: Santa Maria is located near Naoussa, in Plastira Bay and is a long coastline divided into two soft, golden sandy beaches which offer a beautiful view on the island of Naxos and the crystal emerald waters. The first is commonly known as Santa Maria Camping due to the nearby site. They both face onto Aliki Bay. The second is about a kilometer beyond the first and is on the right side of the road. It is a nice bay with good views.

The snorkelling here is recommended and there is also a diving school. The first Santa Maria Beach offers an even more beautiful view of Naxos island. The beach is long with some loungers and in in the middle, you will find the diving and windsurfing centre. The water is perfect and clear and the sun-drenched sand whiter than you will find on other parts of the island.

It is fully organized, with sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports facilities for windsurfing, scuba diving, paddle boats, etc. A campsite is located behind the beaches and makes it really crowded during the pick season of July and August. The beach of Santa Maria in Paros can be reached by local bus or by boats departing from the harbour of Naoussa.

Best Hotels & Accommodations

Recommended by Greeka

Seven Santa Maria

Studios Rooms

At a short walking distance from Santa Maria beach, you will find Seven Santa Maria, a Cycladic hotel with luxurious suites, studios, and rooms that are also family-friendly. The environment is truly pleasant and modern, with lavish amenities and tailor-made services that aim at making you feel as ...

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White Dunes

4 stars

The Cycladic building complex of White Dunes Luxury Suites guarantees an authentic background for your vacation in the area of Santa Maria. The minimally decorated suites available at the resort have a truly bright atmosphere and amazing sea views. Discover a swimming pool and a sophisticated ...


Surfing Beach Camping

3 keys

For an alternative, budget-friendly kind of accommodation, check out the beachfront Santa Maria Surfing Beach, where you will find suites and bungalows, as well as beach huts and a camping area. Water sports and horse riding sessions are also offered, while a swimming pool and a restaurant are ...


Things to See & Do

Activities & Entertainment

Top Tours and activities

  • Scuba Diving in Paros

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1 Review
  • K_Hansson 21 Nov 2006
    Go and enjoy the views
    Nationality: Swedish

    Age: 54

    How did you get to the beach: Public transportation

    Location of accommodation: In Naousa

    How much time did it take you to get to the beach: 15 minutes

    -What is the condition of the roads on the way to the beach: Ok

    -Was the trip to the beach enjoyable: Yes

    - In order to reach the beach, did you used a: Had to ask someone on our way

    - Reasons for going to Santa Maria beach: Recommended by friends

    -Describe the beach: Clear waters, beautiful views, both organized and unspoiled, isolated, calm, clean, vegetation, cheap

    -What amenities was the beach close to: Restaurants, beach bar

    - Did it meet your expectations: Yes Rate: 7/10

    - Favorite thing about the beach: Calm and clear water

    - Is there anything that you don’t like about the beach or things that should be done by the authorities to ameliorate it or something missing: Better parking, toilets

    - Any recommendations/tips for future visitors: Go and enjoy the unspoiled views