Beaches to Visit in Ikaria, Greece
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Ikaria in the Aegean Sea is an island rich in natural beauty. The landscape is varied with rocky hills, cliffs, and lots of mountains. The island is home to streams, waterfalls, caves, and gorges. The unique geography of the island of Ikaria will draw you in. When visiting Ikaria, Greece you must visit some of the exquisite beaches.
The long beach of Livadi is located near the village of Armentis and 48 km northwest of the capital of Ikaria, Agios Kirikos. The sand is golden and the waters are torquoise, making it a beautiful destination. The beach of Livadi is surrounded by greenry. Livadi Beach has umbrellas and sun beds as well as a canteen on site. What makes Livadi Beach so unique is that it’s set around a river lagoon. The setting is different than you’ll find at mny beaches.
Agios Georgios Beach
If you’re looking for a more secluded beach, Agios Georgios Beach is locted on the eastern side of the island of Ikaria. The beach of Agios Georgios in Ikaria is suitable for families. The beach is sandy and the water is crystal clear. The beach is located in a protected cove. You will find the Chapel of Agios Georgios and the Tower of Drakano. Getting to the beach of Agios Georgios can be done via an unpaved road from the village of Faros. The walk to the beach from the end of the road takes about 15 minutes.
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Seychelles Beach is located on the south side of the island of Ikaria, 20 km from Agios Kirikos. The white sand, pebbles, and emerald water make Seychelles Beach idyllic. The beach is surrounded by impressive rock formations incuding white cliffs. Seychelles Beach is a popular spot to snorkel and expore the impressive seabed.
Located 10 km northeast of Agios Kirikos, Kerame Beach is popular due to its proximity to the capital of the island. The crystal waters and sandy beach are surrounded by some trees that provide shade during hot and sunny days. There are some rock formations that lead into the sea and provide sheltered areas. There aren’t many amenities close to the beach, but there is a tavern and if you need more you can get to Agios Kirikos via the road that leads there.
Aris Beach is perfect if you’re looking for a quiet afternoon on the beach. The beach, located on the northern side of Ikaria Island, is sandy with pebbles and torquoise waters. This beach is mainly frequented by the residents of the nearby village of Karavotamo. The water at Aris Beach is cool due to the fact that the river of Aris empties at the beach. When visiting Aris Beach in Ikaria, you might want to bring your own supplies, food, and water as you won’t find amenities around.
While visiting Lemnos, Greece, you won’t want to miss the chance to soak up the sun at these beaches!
This post was written by Greek Boston