Santa Maria is located in Plastira Bay and is a long coastline divided in two soft, golden sandy beaches which offer a beautiful view on the island of Naxos and the crystal emerald waters.
The snorkeling here is recommended and there is also a diving school. The first Santa Maria Beach offers an even more beautiful view of Naxos island. The beach is long with some loungers and in in the middle you will find the diving and windsurfing centre. The water is perfect and clear and the sun drenched sand whiter than you will find on other parts of the island.
It is fully organized, with sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities for windsurfing, scuba diving, paddle boats, etc. A campsite is located behind the beaches and makes it really crowded during the pick season of July and August. The beach of Santa Maria in Paros can be reached by local bus or by boats departing from the harbour of Naoussa.