Free shore access
This spot have a free shore access: you can go snorkeling there freely and without having to book a tour or pay an entrance fee.
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Last updated on July 31, 2023
If you are looking for a shallow snorkeling spot packed with fish, then Paralia Kipri (Kipri Beach) is the place to go in Andros. This free shore access location features gin-clear waters visited by seabream, wrasse, wide-eyed flounders and many other species.
Paralia Kipri is a pretty beach on the southwest coast of Andros, the northernmost island of the Cyclades. The spot is easy to reach, along the coastal road. Parking is available on site.
Take the small staircase down to the beach. Then walk to the western end of the beach and enter the water near the rocks. This spot is suitable for beginners and families.
The recommended snorkeling area at Paralia Kipri is around the rocks to the west of the main beach.
Once in the water, head west along the rocks. You can explore around 400 meters of continuous rocky shoreline, before encountering small sandy beaches separated by rocky points. You can, of course, extend your snorkeling to the adjacent areas, preferably where there are rocks (this is where you’ll see the most fish).
Following the shoreline, the depth rarely exceeds 6 feet/2 meters. The seabed features rocky ridges and slopes that slide down to the sandy bottom. Visibility is often excellent, making this a very pleasant spot.
Paralia Kipri is a site full of fish, where you can enjoy observing the many species that inhabit the Mediterranean shallows.
Wrasse and seabream swim around the rocks in great numbers, while the adjacent stretches of sand offer the chance to encounter other species such as the wide-eyed flounder, the sand steenbras and the pearly razorfish.
Hotel Perrakis overlooks the snorkeling area. Several other accommodations, as well as restaurants, are available close to the beach.
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.
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Snorkeling spots are part of a wild environment and their aspect can be significantly altered by weather, seasons, sea conditions, human impact and climate events (storms, hurricanes, seawater-warming episodes…). The consequences can be an alteration of the seabed (coral bleaching, coral destruction, and invasive seagrass), a poor underwater visibility, or a decrease of the sea life present in the area. Snorkeling Report makes every effort to ensure that all the information displayed on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but no guarantee is given that the underwater visibility and seabed aspect will be exactly as described on this page the day you will snorkel the spot. If you recently snorkeled this area and noticed some changes compared to the information contained on this page, please contact us.
The data contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and is not legal advice. It is intended to provide snorkelers with the information that will enable them to engage in safe and enjoyable snorkeling, and it is not meant as a substitute for swim level, physical condition, experience, or local knowledge. Remember that all marine activities, including snorkeling, are potentially dangerous, and that you enter the water at your own risk. You must take an individual weather, sea conditions and hazards assessment before entering the water. If snorkeling conditions are degraded, postpone your snorkeling or select an alternate site. Know and obey local laws and regulations, including regulated areas, protected species, wildlife interaction and dive flag laws.
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