An impressive rocky scenery with white sand, surrounded by turquoise waters and wild environment. This is Katholiko beach in Paros, an imposing beach, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the relaxing and authentic sensation of lying under the sun away from the crowds.
Read here the ultimate guide before visiting Katholiko beach.
Where is Katholiko Beach?
Katholiko Beach is located on the northen side of the island, near Monastiri beach, at the entrance of Naousa’s Gulf. Its location is approximately 13 km from Paroikia and 7 km from Naousa. It is also close to many other beaches, such as Kolympithres and Livadia.
How to get to Katholiko Beach in Paros?
Katholiko is a secluded and remote bay, so there is no public transportation that goes there. You can’t go on foot from Naousa, as the distance is very long but you can go from Monastiri (around 10 minutes’ walk). In order to reach Monastiri, you can use a public bus or a boat from Naousa. But remember that during the high season (July and August), public transportation gets overcrowded.
The easiest way to get to Monastiri (and then on foot to Katholiko) is with your own car. Renting a car in Paros is affordable and gives you the opportunity to explore the island at your own pace, visiting many beaches and villages and exploring the unspoiled side of the island.
Katholiko Beach is located near many other beaches, such as:
- Tourkou Ammos,
- and Molos.
So, the best thing you can do is to start your day from Katholiko and then explore the wider area by car. If you visit Tourkou Ammos and Perikopetra, remember that both are totally unorganized.
In addition to these beautiful beaches, you must also visit Naousa, which is situated close by. In fact, you can spend your day making the ultimate beach hopping and then enjoy your dinner or cocktail in Naousa, one of the most impressive Cycladic towns in Greece.
What to do in Katholiko: Activities and facilities
Katholiko is an unorganized beach without sunbeds, umbrellas or food/café facilities etc. So, we recommend you taking your own umbrella to avoid the danger of sun- or heat-stroke. Alternatively, you can visit the beach early in the morning. You can buy water, coffee and snacks from the beach bar in Monastiri, which is located close by.
The sea waters in Katholiko are shallow and the bay is protected from the northern winds, therefore, it is safe for families. For this reason, the beach is not suitable for wind sports, but it is ideal for snorkeling, sunbathing and swimming.
Accommodation and restaurants
In the wider area of Katholiko beach, you can find many accommodation options, such as hotels, rooms to let, villas and guesthouses. There, you can also find many traditional taverns, restaurants and coffee shops.
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