Paralia (Greek: Παραλία meaning beach) is a town and a former municipality in Achaea, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Patras, of which it is a municipal unit. It is a suburb of Patras, about 6 km southwest of the city centre. The town population is about 6,000. It is a popular beach resort for residents of Patras. The new Greek National Road 9 (Patras - Pyrgos) runs south of the town. The railway Patras - Pyrgos runs parallel to the coast, at about 100 m from the shore.