If you want to discover the off-the-beaten-track side of Paros, then there are many beaches ideal for avoiding the crowds and enjoying peace and tranquillity. One of them is Agios Nikolaos Beach, a sandy unorganized bay, which offers you the opportunity to relax away from the mass tourism, in an almost private scenery.
Read here the ultimate guide about this beach and everything you can do in the wider area.
Where is located Agios Nikolaos Beach?
Agios Nikolaos Beach is located on the southern side of the island, close to the traditional Aliki village. Although the village attracts many tourists during the summer months, the beach Agios Nikolaos is a hidden gem only locals know, as most tourists remain on the sandy beach of the village.
How to get to Agios Nikolaos Beach in Paros?
Agios Nikolaos is a secluded bay, so no public transportation goes directly there. You can take the bus to Aliki from Paroikia and then walk 10-15 minutes to get to the beach. However, keep in mind that during the summer months especially from 12-5 pm, the temperature is high and you need to be careful to avoid the sun- or heat stroke.
Thus, we recommend you rent a car or rent an ATV to get conveniently to the beach. Renting a car in Paros is affordable and allows you to explore the island at your own pace, visiting many beaches and villages and exploring the undiscovered side of the island.
Agios Nikolaos Beach is located near many other beaches, such as:
As Agios Nikolaos Beach is small and unorganized, it is the perfect start for beach hopping around the area, to see more beaches in a day.
What to do in Agios Nikolaos: Activities and facilities
Agios Nikolaos is an unorganized and secluded beach. That means you should expect neither sunbeds and umbrellas nor cafes and restaurants nearby. We recommend you take your umbrella or go to the beach early in the morning or late in the evening to protect yourself from dangerous sunlight.
However, Agios Nikolaos is the perfect opportunity to feel the peaceful and relaxing sensation that the wonderful island of Paros can offer you together with cosmopolitanism. Away from the crowds and with only a few tourists, this beach is the ultimate authentic experience. You can:
- or enjoy water sports, such as windsurfing and kitesurfing,
but only if you have your own equipment, as there are no water sports centers on the beach.
Accommodation and restaurants
The village of Aliki nearby offers a variety of accommodation options, such as hotels, rooms to let, villas, and guesthouses. There, you can also find many traditional taverns, restaurants, and cafes. At a close distance to the village, you can visit the Folklore Art Museum of Cycladic Civilization with miniatures sculptures of ships, monuments, and buildings from the Cycladic Civilization in the past and the present.
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