Is Aliki Paros Worth Visiting? This is Why We Say Yes!

Aliki Paros

Have you ever heard of Aliki Beach on Paros? While it may not be one of the more popular destinations on this Greek Island, we’re here to say it’s totally worth a visit! This once small fishing village now has a handful of restaurants and cafes, with a stunning beach to enjoy. Here’s all about our experience at Aliki, and why travelers are starting to catch onto the charm of this seaside town in Paros Greece.

What’s in Aliki Paros?

Honestly, not much! Aliki is nothing like the main city of Parikia or popular village of Naousa, where each can take hours or days to explore. The small village of Aliki Paros only has a few hundred year-round inhabitants, and is known for it’s fishing and historic salt production.

The laid back local life reminded us a lot of the mountain town of Lefkes in the center of the island. Aliki Beach Paros is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy morning and long lunch.

After that, you can spend the afternoon sipping on chilled Greek wine and swimming in the clear blue water. Sounds like paradise, right??

While many travelers make a day trip (which is what we did) or just spend a few hours, there are several hotels to check out. Some of the most popular in town are Aphrodite Boutique Hotel, Dahlia Apartments & Studios, and George’s Beach Studios Aliki Paros.

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Our Visit to Aliki Paros Greece

We included Aliki Paros as part of our day circling the island! Not quite sure if you need a car on Paros? Then be sure to check out these pros and cons to help you decide.

We’d already eaten breakfast in Parikia, but decided to stop at a cute beach bar for another Greek coffee. This would be our first introduction to Aliki Beach in Paros!

After enjoying our drink, we walked all the way out on the small road to get a better view of the village. What we didn’t expect was to find some cute goats and another large beach! 

We couldn’t resist jumping in, and soaking in sparkling Aegean Sea. Coming from the busy streets of Parikia, it was so nice to find a small and relaxing village like this.

Although we only spent a short amount of time in Aliki Paros, it’s now now at the top of our list to go back to! 

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Aliki Beach

How to Get to Aliki Beach Paros

The easiest way to get to Aliki Paros is to hire your own car and make the drive. Use this website to check the cheapest prices for your dates. 

It’s roughly 30 minutes from Naousa, and only 15 minutes from Parikia Greece. In the summer it can get quite congested in Parikia, especially when the ferries are arriving and departing. Plan for a little extra time if you’re making the drive from the island’s capital. 

The good news is you don’t actually need a car to visit Aliki Beach Paros! There is actually a public bus that makes the short trip from Parikia.

Just know that the schedule can change depending on the season. You will want to go directly to the main bus terminal in Parikia (next to the ferry port) to get the accurate times.

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Two Beaches of Aliki Paros

As we mentioned, there are two beautiful beaches in town that you will love! The first is the main beach which is connected to the harbor. The cafes and bars in town overlook Paralia Aliki which serves as the main swimming spot. 

After you’ve spent some time there, be sure to visit Piso Aliki Beach right around the corner. Farangas Beach is also just 3km up the road and a popular stop for tourists. 

Really, there are endless beautiful beaches on Paros (these are our favorites) to discover. You definitely won’t have to worry about running out of places to swim! 

Aliki Beach Paros

Aliki Paros Beach

Is Aliki Paros Worth Visiting? 

Yes! If you couldn’t tell already, we absolutely loved our trip to Aliki in Paros Greece.

The small village can easily be seen in an hour, or you could spend and entire afternoon enjoying it. We highly recommended adding Aliki Paros Beach to you schedule as a stop in the southern part of the island. There are so many beautiful towns on Paros, and this is just one of them! 

Also, if you’re someone who prefers a quiet vacation, then Aliki could be a good place to stay. You could then make day trips to the more popular areas and best things to do on Paros.

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Planning Your Visit to Paros Greece

We highly recommend giving yourself three full days on Paros, however the more you have the better! A few more places we loved on Paros are Lefkes, Kalogeros and our overnight visit to Antiparos

To get to Paros we took the ferry from Naxos (read about our experience) and booked our tickets using FerriesinGreece. If you plan to fly in from Athens we recommend checking Skyscanner for cheap flight. 

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Have any questions about this article or want to share your own tips for Aliki Beach Paros? Let us know in the comments below! 

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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2 Comments

  1. ANNE KEEN
    June 13, 2024 / 9:52 am

    Hi, I enjoyed reading your article. We love Aliki and have been holidaying there since 2007!

    One little thing is that you forgot to mention the Agios Nilolias beach further along from the town beach in front of Apoplous, about 10 mins walk. Just head along that beach, to the right (from facing the sea), and you’ll find Agios Nikolias beach, just past the Galatis hotel. It’s wonderful and no doubt you’ll visit it on your next trip to the island ☺.

    • Brigitte & Jake
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      June 13, 2024 / 10:11 am

      Thanks for the tip! Definitely checking this out on our next visit to Paros 😀

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