Beaches

kalamaki beach
Kalamaki Beach

Kalamaki beach: The beach is a fully organized beach with umbrellas and chairs in front of the taverns, they are mostly offered free.  The beach has such an extent that you can put your own umbrella and towel at the edge. The beach is sandy with clear water but is exposed to the etesian winds and the north winds that blow often on the south side of the island and can bring high waves. Here also poses eggs the sea turtle Caretta caretta. Finally, the beach is ideal for water sports such as canoes, kayaks and windsurf.

 

Kokkinos Pirgos : The beach is sandy and long. In summer the beach is mostly visited by the local people.  The water is shallow and makes it a good choice for children. Most umbrellas ans chairs in front of the taverns are offered for free.

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Kokkinos Pirgos

 

Kommos Beach: A beautiful beach that starts north from Matala and reaches Kalamaki. Reachable by car The first par of the beach where the archaeological site is located are umbrellas and taverns. While on the  North beach (River area) the area is indicated for nudists.

 

Plakias Beach: The main beach of Plakias is located east of the village and has an area of 1.3 km. It is a well-organized beach with green cool waters. Along the beach there is a promenade, ideal for walking on foot or by bike. On the beach there are trees, umbrellas, water sports, tennis beach volley, canteens, changing rooms, showers. Near the village flows the river flowing down the gorge Kotsifos and for this reason water is generally cool. West of Plakias, there is the second beach of Plakias, the Skinos. The Skinos has sand and many rocks, ideal for snorkeling. Near the village, the beach is organized with umbrellas, while the west is more rocky.

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Damnoni

Damnoni Beach: It is a long beach with beautiful turquoise waters and coarse white sand. Here you will find all the services of a very well organized beach, such as umbrellas, snack bars, showers, changing rooms, water sports, diving school, major hotels, restaurants, equestrian center etc. The eastern end of the beach is quieter if you move to the west end the beach, you will find some small bays with sand and pebbles, where you can avoid the crowds. This location is right next to the harbor area.