Afales is the large bay to the north of Ithaca with many pebbled beaches and at its one side, to the east, – Platia Ammos, the only beach with white sand in Ithaca, which is accessible only by boat.
At the heart of Afales bay is a series of pebbled beaches with rocks and blue, turquoise waters. The landscape has a rugged beauty with steep bare cliffs on one side and lush vegetation on the other. The trees descend right to the sea: olives, cypresses, pines and shrubs give a special color to the landscape and make Afales unique.
Access to Afales is possible by car, by taking the paved road from Gefyri in the village of Platrithias. The route is dreamy with lush vegetation and tall trees. You can get to all the beaches of Afales from the first beach you meet at the end of the road – either by the beach or by the small paths that start from the opening at the end of the road, used as a parking space.