If you are looking for the quietest beach, go to Vathi! While driving down to the village, you will see the bay from a distance and will be amazed! And you know what? When you are closer, it is even better! When you arrive in the village, you can’t see the beach. It is the parking area there and the bus station and also the beginning of a short cement path leading to the beach after 1’ – 2’ minutes walking. When you arrive at the beach there are two choices. Left and Right J
On the right, there is a narrow part of the beach with a few taverns, a café, a mini market and the possibility of renting canoe, sea-bikes, sub, etc. A few meters further you will see the church of Vathi, devoted to four different Saints (Michael, Gabriel, Konstantin, Helen) but called “Taxiarchis of Vathi” by the locals. During 70s and 80s the rooms around the church where the first, very basic in facilities, rooms-to-let of the village! A loving photo spot is the covered passage which leads from the church yard to the last part of the beach. It is also a spot children love!
On the left side there are also some taverns, another small café, another small mini market and then a large sandy part of the beach, wide and spacious, with white, fine sand, ideal for sunbathing! The waters are very clean and clear, they are shallow and very warm near the beach and then quite deep.
Would you like to hear something cool? The asphalt road that goes to Vathi was made in 1996 and this was the year that the electricity arrived in the village too! Before that taverns and houses used generators for electricity and the supplies were coming by boats!