Kalifteri beach is located just outside the village of Afyssos in Pilio. Its clean and calm waters arecombined ideally with the thin golden sand. It is the best of the beaches in the area but Kalifteri is extremely crowded during summer since many people come from the nearby city of Volos. There is a very good beach bar that rents chairs and umbrellas but there is also space for people to bring their own or sit under the shade of a few tall trees. People can do various sea sports, such as water bike, water-ski or rent small sailers to go around the other beaches of the area. Despite the fact that it is crowded, Kalifteri is probably the best beach at the Pagasitikos gulf.
Stomio is a nice beach close to the village of Oxilithos on Evia Island. It’ a very long and wide beach full of small pebbles. The beach is so large that looks empty even at the most busiest days in summer. Its water is clean apart from some days that the waves bring some seaweed at the shore. The waters are quite deep and swimmers must be careful.
You can enjoy various summer sports in Stomio including beach soccer and beach volley or you can relax in the comfortable chairs under the umbrellas offered. During summer 2010, the umbrellas and chairs were offered for free to the customers of the cafeterias nearby. However, there is plenty of room to put your own umbrellas and chairs if you like. There are nice restaurants and bars in the area to enjoy your coffee and food after swimming. One of the attractions of this beach is the firth of a small but floatable river.
On the other hand, one of the cons of the beach, and the other beaches in the area in general, are the strong winds and waves during august that make swimming a bit hard in some cases. In general, Stomio is definitely worth visiting if you happen to be on Evia Island
This long and wide beach in Brighton, UK, is one of the few beaches worth visiting in the UK. The beach is crowded during summer, weather permitted of course, mostly because of the facilities around it. The beach is full of medium sized pebbles and its waters are kind of grey, which might prevent someone from getting in.
There are basketball and beach volley courts at the beach that are very crowded on a sunny day. The area around the beach is full of restaurants and bars where one could have some food or drink with a view to the sea. At one side of the beach there is also a pier with amusements and games for young, and older, kids.
This sandy beach is located at one of the best known cities of the French Riviera. It is full of thin golden sand, clean waters but gets very crowded during summer. There are numerous bars, cafeterias and luxurious hotels next to the beach offering chairs and umbrellas to their customers. The waterfront avenue is full of palm trees and is ideal for walks all day long. At the west side of the beach one can find the Palais des Festivals, the venue of the Cannes Film Festival and the venue of many conferences all year long.
Lagoudi is a quiet and isolated beach very close to the crowded Kalifteri beach. The waters are clean and warm as with the rest of the beaches in the Pagasitikos Gulf. There are no chairs and umbrellas so you have to bring your own if you want. There are no bars at the beach but the village of afyssos, at a walking distance from Lagoudi, offers a wide selection of restaurants and shops. In general, Lagoudi is a very nice quiet place for those seeking a place to relax and enjoy the sea.
Skotina beach in Pieria is one of the best beaches of the area. The beach has thin sand and there is plenty of room for sand sports even though there are no designated courts. There is a lifeguard for most of the duration of the day. You can buy umbrellas and other beach related stuff from the small shops located next to the beach and you can find food and refreshments as well. As a negative, I could mention the fact that there are often strong waves, especially in August, which might prevent most of the people from getting in the sea. These waves usually bring seaweed at the shore.
Kalamos beach on the island of Evia is ideal for those trying to get away from the city life and enjoy some good Greek food. The beach has thin golden sand and the water is clear even though it is a bit cold. There are two or three restaurants and cafeterias just next to the beach. Even though there are no designated beach volley courts, there is space to play in the sand. Because of the mountains around the beach, the mobile reception at the beach is really bad. In conclusion, it definitely is one of the best beaches on Evia.
Provatas beach is one of the finest beaches in Milos island. It is located 7 km south of Adamantas, the capital of the island, and is easily accessible by tarmac road in contrast to most of milos beaches that you have to drive on gravel for some time. The water is shallow and normally calm. Finally, there are a number of restaurants, bars and rooms to let in the vicinity of the beach. It is definitely a must once you visit the island.
Sykia beach on the south west tip of milos island is one of those beaches that you can only visit by boat. It used to be a large cave before the ceiling collapsed and now you can swim among the huge rocks that fell. To go there you can get on one of these boats that do daily trips to kleftiko, a nearby area full of caves where the myth says that the pirates used to live. Avoid visiting on a windy day, since the waves at the west part of milos are always strong, unless you want an adventurous boat trip!
Zlatni Rat, which in English means Golden Horn, is one of the most impressive beaches in the world and famous for being a beach that changes shape according to the winds and waves!
The beach is on Brac island approximately 2Km away from Bol. The northwestern part of the beach is reserved for nudists but nude bathing is prohibited in the rest of the beach. There are a number of places to buy food and drinks nearby. The beach is also popular among wind surfers and there are windsurfing and scuba diving schools to learn.
The natural beauty of the beach is unique. However, the sand is so thin that strong winds are possible to create sandblasts and ruin your swim. So, check the weather forecast before visiting Kedrodasos.
Acharavi Beach is at the north part of Corfu (Kerkura is the islands greek name) about an hour drive from the main city of the island. The beach has small pebbles, which means that the sand doesn’t stick to your feet, but sometimes it might be a bit difficult for some people to get in/out of the sea barefoot. A few meters after you get into the sea, the pebbles give their place to thin sand which is responsible for the turquoise colour of the water! The water is quite shallow and chilly as most of the beaches on the island and can get windy and wavy some days. In such a case you can always visit the nearby Kalamaki or Agios Spyridon beaches which are well protected from the waves. The beach is well organized with umbrellas and sunbeds to rent, restaurants and snack bars and choices for water sports. In general, it is a very nice beach that you should visit once on the island with many things to do in the nearby Acharavi village.
Kalogria is definitely the most organised beach in the area. There is everything one could ask for, the beach is beautiful, there is nice golden sand and the water has ideal temperature. But there are two downsides which prevent me from rating with 5 stars. One, it is too crowded and sometimes you might not find a place to sit, and, second, there are too many people playing beach tennis and volleyball that gets really disturbing for the rest of us when you are hit by a tennis or volley ball out of nowhere! But a great beach overall that you must visit if you are traveling in the area!