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Located very close to Parikia, the main town of Paros, Delfini Beach is a pleasant and uncrowded snorkeling spot. Despite fairly common seabeds and variable underwater visibility, many fish hide near the bay’s rocks and shallow seagrass beds.

Delfini Beach, Paros
Delfini Beach, Paros.

How to get to Delfini Beach snorkeling spot?

Defini Beach is located south of Parikia, the main town of the island of Paros. It is just a 2 kilometers drive south of the island’s passenger terminal, and about 700 m north of the famous Parasporos beach.

You can get to this location by car, leaving the road that goes towards the pier for Antiparos, and taking the gravel road that runs along the Paros Bay hotel. This path is wide enough to park on its side.

Delfini Beach snorkeling map, Paros

Water entrance for snorkeling Defini Beach

You can get in the water from the western end of the sandy beach, from the small pebble beach located a little further north (see map) or by carefully descending the rocky scree below the Paros Bay.

Snorkeling at this spot is not recommended when the Meltem, this strong, dry northern winds blowing on the Aegean Sea during summer months, occur in the bay.

Delfini Beach snorkeling exploration tips

Delfini Bay features a very common sea bed and marine environment, with good underwater visibility. We recommend you snorkel along the left shore of the bay, overlooked by the Paros Bay hotel.

Crab in Delfini Beach, Paros
A crab encountered in the rocks.

Near the shore, in the shallows (↕1-6 ft/0.5 to 2 meters), you will snorkel between rocks, pebbles and beautiful Posidonia meadows. Beyond, the rocks slope on deeper sandy bottoms.

Ornate wrasse, rainbow wrasse, damselfish and mullets are some of the most common fish at Delfini Beach, but you will also occasionally spot seabreams, peacock wrasse and small schools of spinefoot.

Mediterranean rainbow wrasse at Delfini Beach
A Mediterranean rainbow wrasse at Delfini Beach.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

The Paros Bay hotel overlooks the snorkeling area. There are several snacks and small restaurants near the beach entrance.

 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth10ft/3m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach, a pebble beach or rocks
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersMedium
  • Access costsFree

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These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.