Paros Santa Maria beach

General information

Santa Maria in Paros is located in proximity to Naoussa, only 2 km away to be more precise. It is a long coastline divided into two soft, golden-sand beaches, both offering a beautiful view of the island of Naxos.

The first section is commonly known as Santa Maria Camping due to the nearby site, while the second (the smaller one or mikri) lies about a kilometer beyond the first, on the right side of the road.
The powdery sand along with the emerald waters and lovely views of Aliki and Naxos are the main reasons why the beach is among guests' favorites.

The water is perfect and clear and the sun-drenched sand is whiter than you will find on other parts of the island.
The beach is fully organized, with sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports facilities. Visitors can try windsurfing, kitesurfing and wakeboarding among others.
Snorkeling is recommended due to the impressive seabed and diverse marine life it houses. If you want to take the experience one step further, a diving center is located on the shore.

The campsite behind the shore and the youth who visits the seaside establishments make it really crowded during the peak season (July and August). If you want to avoid crowds and noise, the smaller bay will accommodate your needs most. 
In addition, the namesake beach bar is open throughout the day, hosting DJs from time to time to enhance the liveliness.

The place is ideal for all types of bathers; groups of friends, families, couples and young people. Due to its size and amenities, everyone can have a great time at the beach!  

Hotels in Santa Maria

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Santa Maria.
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 ...

Recommended by Greeka

White Dunes

Hotel4 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 hotel have a truly bright atmosphere and amazing sea views. Discover a swimming pool and a sophisticated ...


Surfing Beach Camping

Campings3 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 in Santa Maria

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Activities & Entertainment

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  • Scuba Diving in Paros

    Category: Island, Scuba Diving

    If you always wanted to try scuba diving but, you're not quite sure if you want to take the plunge into a certification course. Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect experience for you. All you need is a passion for the sea and the desire to discover what lies under its surface.

    1 hour - 1 week Map
    from € 60.00
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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