The tourist area of Santa Maria, around the homonymous long sandy beach, is situated at the northeastern end of the island, within a small cove, well protected by the northern winds. The settlement is found at a distance of 12-13 kilometers far from the town of Paros (Paroikika) at the Northeast and only two kilometers from Naoussa, also at the Northeast.
Accommodation of various kinds is available in the settlement and in the broader area and you will taste nice food at the sea front taverns.
Swimming is possible at the wonderful well organized beach.
In case of any problem, you may address to the corresponding services of the nearby town of Naoussa, or return to the capital Paroikia, 2 kilometers and 12 kilometers far away at the Southwest respectively.
Access to the area from Paroikia is easy by rented or private car and motorbikes. From Naoussa you may also come by taxi or by one of the excursion boats departing daily from the port of the small town, a quite popular means of reaching the beach.