Paros Santa Maria beach

Information about Santa Maria beach

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.

Book your Tour in Paros or explore the island with your own car rental.

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.

Paros is a very popular and busy island and it is not always easy to find a free sunbed on the many organized beaches. You can now Book your sunbeds online.

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How to get to Santa Maria beach

There are many different ways to get to Santa Maria from any location on the island.
Airport to Santa Maria: 24.3 km / 15 miles | Port to Santa Maria: 14.5 km / 9 miles | Parikia to Santa Maria: 14.5 km / 9 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 Santa Maria.

Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the main port of Paros (Parikia). There are several buses from Parikia to locations close to Santa Maria during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Paros airport to Santa Maria: There’s a bus station outside the airport building. The buses that depart from there take visitors to the main bus station in Parikia village. From Parikia, visitors should take a bus to reach Naoussa and from there another bus to reach Santa Maria.
From Paros port to Santa Maria: The central bus station is located at the main port of Paros (Parikia). From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Paros should take a bus to reach Naoussa and from there another bus to reach Santa Maria.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

✔ How to organize your holidays in Paros

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Santa Maria Surfing Beach Village is situated on a white sand beach with blue crystal waters, the Santa Maria beach in Paros island.

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Reviews of Santa Maria, Paros

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