The island has 60 superb beaches, among which Koukounariés or Golden Sand in the southwestern part of the
island stands out.
Koukounariés beach is also famous for its lush pine forest- whose needles “touch” the water offering unique
natural shade- and Strofilia, a rare wetland nestling amidst the pine forest, which has been declared a
protected area due to its enormous ecological value. Among the accommodation options there is a campsite,
popular with young people, at Koukounaries. There are also plenty of tavernas and lively cafes and bars. If
you like, you can also rent a boat, play tennis at one of the local hotels’ tennis courts or try out some
exhilarating sea activities!
Megali Ammos, on the road to Koukounaries and Ahladies, is a popular beach with crystal clear waters and
picture-perfect tavernas by the sea.
Banana (or Krassa bay) is a wonderful beach surrounded by pine trees that attracts young people thanks to
its water sports facilities and the frenetic parties that take place in its cafes and bars all day and all
Banana’s sister beach, Small Banana, next to it, is ideal if you want to avoid the crowds or if you are
looking for some peace and seclusion. It is famous for its clear blue waters and its pine trees.