Beaches

Beaches

Agios Fylaktos

Secrets

  • LOCATION: Located in the southeastern part of the island, it is about 16.5km off Chora.
  • ACCESS: Reaching Kolymbithra take the road uphill to the right, turn left into the dirt road
    and after passing the Apothikes beach you end up in Ag.Fylaktos. You need to leave your
    car in the street and walk downhill to the beach. Map
  • MORPHOLOGY: Sand - Rocks
  • ORGANIZED: No - No natural shade
  • CROWD INFO: Quiet
  • WEATHER: Sheltered from the North Wind

Tips

  • Small beach just for "a handful of friends"

Agios Sostis

Secrets

  • LOCATION: Located in the southeastern part of the island, it is about 5.5 km from Chora.
  • ACCESS: From Chora go up Avenue Alavanos and at the junction, choose the right fork of
    the road and follow the signs. The beach is served by bus. Map
  • MORPHOLOGY: Sand and pebbles, shallow, natural shade from trees.
  • ORGANIZED: No
  • CROWD INFO: Busy in August
  • WEATHER: Lee in most wind conditions

Tips

  • The church of St. Sostis dating from the 19th century.
  • Fun for the kids diving off the pier.

Agios Romanos

Secrets

  • LOCATION: Located in the SW part of the island, about 12km away from the town.
  • ACCESS: On the main road of the island towards Pyrgos, turn left at the sign for Agios
    Romanos and in approximately 3km distance you reach the beach. Alternatively, you
    can follow the coast road and after Kionia on your left a dirt road for 3.5 miles before 
    you get to Agios Romanos. Map
  • MORPHOLOGY: Sand and pebble, natural shade from trees
  • ORGANIZED: No
  • CROWD INFO: Busy
  • WEATHER: Relatively calm

Tips

  • At the point where the road ends there is the chapel of St. Romanos.
  • In the same area (on the left end of the beach) there is a small port that can
    accommodate small boats.

Agios Petros

Secrets

  • LOCATION: Located in  the southwestern part of the island, it is about 15km from the town
    center
  • ACCESS: Just before Kardiani you turn left to Ormos Kardiani-Giannakis and follow the
    dirt road on the left leading to the beach. It is a 2km distance but at the end of the road 
    you will need to walk for a few minutes to reach the coast. Map
  • MORPHOLOGY: Fine sand - pebble, shallow waters
  • ORGANIZED: No - there is no natural shade
  • CROWD INFO: Secluded
  • WEATHER: Exposed to northern winds

Tips

  • Hanging on the big rock that splits the beach in two, there is the church of St. Peter (16th
    century)

Agios Markos

Secrets

  • LOCATION: Situated near Chora, about 2 km off it.
  • ACCESS: Heading towards Kionia, immediately after the beach of Stavros, you will find the
    church of Agios Markos and by it, the stairs leading to the beach. The beach is served by bus.
    It is one of the closest beaches to Chora, at a walking distance. Map
  • MORPHOLOGY: Pebble, deep waters, natural shade from trees
  • ORGANIZED: No
  • CROWD INFO: Quite
  • WEATHER: The most sheltered beach near Chora. On windy days, it is usually crowded.

Tips

  • The Chapel of Agios Markos is picturesque with beautiful views.
  • If you lie in the sun on the rocks, on the right side of the beach, apart from shade you will
    have a "natural sunbed", as well.