Swim & Dine
Agia Irini is around 5km south of Parikia. Its' two small, (but perfectly formed), beaches lie on opposite sides of an almost enclosed lagoon-like bay, guarded by the pretty little church after which the area is named.
To get to Palm beach, the smaller but prettier of the two, follow directions for Pounda (Antiparos) and when the road forks, immediately take a right turn down the unpaved road, turning right again after 200m or so. At the end of the track there is ample parking just behind the long row of Palm trees that shade the beach. There are no sunloungers so remember to take something to sit on, but refreshments are available from the nearby tavernas.
Agia Irini's other beach, which is also served by two beachfront tavernas is wider than Palm Beach. Swimmers will appreciate the soft sand at the edge of the sea and sunworshippers can relax on the complementary sunloungers safe in the knowledge that if they start to turn a little crispy they can shelter under one of the many nearby Tamarisk trees.
Parking is also available here and the track that leads to the beach is clearly signposted from the main road.
It is possible to walk between the two beaches but there's no clear path as such so try and wear decent footwear to avoid any unfortunate accidents.