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Located on the east coast of the island of Paros, Molos Beach (also called Paralia Molos) is one of the many beaches in the area. At the north end of the bay, the beach gives way to a rocky coastline which can be snorkeled for about 200 meters. During your snorkeling, you will spot several species of small fish and invertebrates.

Molos Beach, Paros
Molos Beach seen from the church.

How to get to Molos Beach snorkeling spot?

Molos Beach is located on Paros eastern coast, a few kilometers from the village of Marmara. Follow the track that runs along the beach and then park near the small Orthodox church which is located north of the bay.

Molos Beach snorkeling map, Paros

Water entrance for snorkeling Molos Beach

You can get in the water at the northern end of Molos Beach. Another option is to enter the water from the small beach which is about 150m after the church (see map above), or even from the rocks at the foot of it (more tricky).

Molos Beach snorkeling exploration tips

You can snorkel for about 200m along the rocky coast that starts north of the beach, towards the church.

Annular seabream in Molos Bay seagrass beds
Annular seabream are pretty common in Molos Bay seagrass beds.

The rocky coast extends underwater, forming a small drop-off and a varied underwater topography (1-2m). In places, extensive Posidonia meadows can also be explored.

The usual Mediterranean sea life can be seen in the bay of Molos, including sargo, sand steenbras, annular seabream and salema. Sea urchins and sea cucumbers are also common in sand and seagrass beds.

Sand steenbras in Molos Beach
A sand steenbras (or striped seabream) in Molos Beach sandy beds.

This spot is well sheltered from the meltem, the north wind that blows over the archipelago in summer. In southerly winds, avoid this location, as the sea may be choppy.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

There are a few hotels, vacation rentals and restaurants around the bay, but not in the immediate vicinity of the spot.

 

  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth6ft/2m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach or a rocky shore
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersLow
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyNo

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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.