Kardiani (Giannakis)

“ A wonderful beach in the Giannakis' bay “


  • LOCATION: Located in the SW part of the island, it is about 17km from Chora.
  • ACCESS: Just before Kardiani (village), turn left towards the bay Kardiani-Giannakis.
    After about 4 km (without turning anywhere) you arrive at the beach.
  • MORPHOLOGY: Sand, pebbles, rocks, normal depth
  • ORGANIZED: No, just a few umbrellas and shade from trees
  • CROWD INFO: Relatively quiet
  • WEATHER: Relatively calm


  • If you are wondering about the name "Giannakis," it refers to a major landowner
    living in the area (19th cent.)
  • The chapel on the beach is that of St. John the Baptist
  • On the beach, there is a chute for small boats
  • The island across the sea is Syros