Ithaca - Beaches
All beaches on Ithaca share a common trait: their blue, crystal clear waters! You will not find one beach that will disapoint you in that aspect. Now, apart from the famous Platia Ammos with the white sand, that lies in the bay of Afales, the deep bay of northern Ithaca, almost all the other beaches are covered with pebbles.
Filiatro is the most crowded beach on the island, so crowded in fact, that if you come here in August, it is possible that you will not find an inch of a free space to lay your towel. Almost as crowded are the beaches of Stavros, Kourvoulia (all three beaches), Aspros Gialos, Ai Giannis, Lefki. At the beaches of Loutsa and Dexa, that are located at a walking distance from Vathi, you will find kids of all ages, as well as at the beaches of Kioni, for the same reasons.
Now, if what you need is peace of mind and isolation, you have come to the right place: innumerable beaches, where you can relax in peace, while, if you visit them any other time except August, it is possible that you will find yourself alone, enjoying your own private beach!
Try Kaminia, Mirtera, the beaches of the Afales Bay, Alikes, Pera Pigadi and many more, that are only accessible by boat.
The Ammoudaki beach in Ithaca is located beneath the village Lefki and to reach it you need to follow a short path. Read more
Sand of Maria
Sand of Maria - one of the best kept "secrets" of Ithaca, revealed only to those who are willing to seek and find... Read more
Filiatro is the most crowded and cosmopolitan beach of Ithaca, with blue water and white pebbles, ideal for swimming. Read more
Tsitsimida - beach in Kioni of Ithaca. Read more
Skinos is the bay to the east of Ithaca, with the homonymous beach. It is surrounded by pine trees and the scenery is breathtaking. Read more
Sarakiniko is a bay in southern Ithaca, which has two pebbled beaches with crystal clear waters. Read more
Poli beach is located in northern Ithaca and takes its name from the ancient city that according to the legend is submerged in the waters of the bay. Read more
Platia Ammos is one of the most spectacular beaches of Ithaca, with clear blue waters and white, fine sand. Read more
Plakoutses is a beach in Kioni of Ithaca, quiet and isolated, with blue waters and trees that come down to the sea. Read more
The beach of Piso Aetos in Ithaca is located right next to the port and is pebbled, with crystal clear waters. Read more
Pera Pigadi is the beach in the southeast of Ithaca and to get here you have to follow a path for about 40 minutes. Read more
Beaches in Kioni
The beaches in Kioni of northern Ithaca are small, pebbled and preferred by the locals. Read more
Mirtera - beach of northern Ithaca, quiet and isolated and located next to the famous Aspros Gialos (Ai Giannis). Read more
Mprosta Aetos is a beach in the south of Ithaca, close enough to the island's capital, Vathi. Read more
Mnimata is one of the closest beaches to Vathi with pebbles, lush vegetation and crystal clear waters. Read more
Marmakas is the beach next to Frikes that got its name from the white pebbles at the bottom of the sea, that shine as if they are made of marble. Read more
The beach of Loutsa is the closest beach to Vathi, easily accessible. Read more
Kourvoulia - three pebbled beaches on the road to Kioni from Frikes, in northern Ithaca. Read more
Kaminia is a beach in southeastern Ithaca, ideal for relaxation and spending a day on the beach, under the hot summer sun. Read more
Dexa is one of the closest beaches to Vathi of Ithaca and offers access for the disabled. Read more
Gidaki is considered by many people the best beach in Ithaca, with turquoise waters and a beautiful landscape! Read more
Afales - beaches in northern Ithaca with pebbles, rocks, turquoise waters and lush vegetation. Read more
Aspros Gialos – Ai Giannis
Aspros Gialos or Ai Giannis is one of the most beautiful beaches of Ithaca, with white pebbles and crystal clear waters. Read more
Antri is the southernmost bay of Ithaca, accessible only by boat. The landscape is steep and provides a sense of wild beauty to the deserted beach. Read more
Alikes is a pebbled beach in northern Ithaca, close to Frikes. Read more