Activities and sports in Paros
Information on the activities at various places in Paros
Paros, an island with many options for activities
Naoussa & Asteras, Paros
Established in the early 90s, Bit Of Salt is still the only surf shop on Paros, catering for surfers around the world and their every need, from the smallest screw, lightest board, longest fin, fastest sail or cheapest wetsuit...
The climate-weather conditions and the natural characteristics of Paros favor a series of sports. Paros is an ideal destination for sport fans.
In Santa Maria, in Chrissi Akti (the Golden Beach) and in Pounta right across Antiparos, in Molos and in New Golden Beach there are windsurfing schools, where you can take lessons by experienced trainers or rent the necessary gear.
For many years, the Windsurfing World Championship was held in Chrissi Akti (the Golden Beach), while Pounta is included in the Kitesurfing World Championship.
In Kolimpithres, there are water ski and wakeboard schools and places where you can rent the necessary gear, for the sport fans. Here, you can also have fun with water "games".
In Chrissi Akti (the Golden Beach), get ready for diving and underwater guided tours to explore the hidden natural and cultural sea treasures of the Aegean Sea. Your "Guide", Petros Nikolaidis, is an oceanographer – biologist, marine construction engineer, professional diver and collaborator of Cousteau and of the National Geographic. In Santa Maria and in Aliki there are also diving schools.
The fans of trekking can choose among the routes that cross Paros according to their physical condition. They will enjoy nature and its beauties. They will get to know the flora and fauna of Paros and admire folk creations such as dovecotes, country churches, residencies, pieces of folk culture.
Of course, the lovers of cycling can explore Paros, choosing among easy or hard mountainous routes for a special type of cycling. If you don't have your own bike, you can rent the kind of bike that you want and the necessary gear in rental centers, that you can now find anywhere.
The fans of horse riding will enjoy their ride in western Paros on thoroughbred horses that you can rent in perfectly organized stables. Interesting recommended routes through sandy beaches, smooth dirt roads or paths, always enjoying the natural beauties of Paros.