Hrysi Akti (Golden Beach)


Paros' best beach is a wide sandy crescent to the southeast with excellent conditions for water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Paros attractions

1. Archaeological Museum

7.03 MILES

Fronted by four intricately carved stone sarcophagi, this museum harbours some important pieces, including a 5th-century BC Nike on the point of alighting…

2. Byzantine Museum

7.11 MILES

The Byzantine Museum, within the Panagia Ekatontapyliani compound, has a collection of icons and other artefacts.

3. Panagia Ekatontapyliani

7.11 MILES

The Panagia Ekatontapyliani, which dates from AD 326, is one of the finest churches in the Cyclades. The building is three distinct churches: Agios…

4. Ancient Cemetery

7.12 MILES

North along the waterfront is a fenced ancient cemetery dating from the end of the 8th century BC. It was in use until the 3rd century AD. Excavations in…

5. Frankish Kastro

7.26 MILES

Check out the outer walls of this fortress, built by the Venetian Duke Marco Sanudo of Naxos in AD 1260. Built with the stones from ancient buildings that…

6. Windmill Roundabout

7.26 MILES

This beautifully intact Cycladic windmill sits right outside the main ferry terminal and is a central point in Parikia.

7. Mikri Vigla

7.42 MILES

This western beach is particularly popular with kitesurfers.