On the southeast coast is Paros’ top beach, Hrysi Akti (Golden Beach), with good swimming, windsurfing and diving operations.

Paros’ west coast, around Pounta, is the hub for top water sports activities: a long shallow-water shoreline and perfect sideshore wind conditions make it perfect for all skill levels of kiteboarder or windsurfer.

Walking

Paros is popular with walkers, and there are excellent tracks all over the island. See www.parosweb.com/guide for more information. One particularly popular trail is the Byzantine path from Lefkes to Prodromos to Marpissa, taking a bit over an hour. In places, the path is paved with marble as it heads out west from Lefkes in the mountains.

Terrain (http://terrainmaps.gr) has an excellent Paros/Antiparos map which covers both islands, including walking tracks.