Top Beaches to Visit on Ithaca
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Ithaca is one of those sleepy Greek islands that can take you by surprises. Relaxed and sparsely populated, those who live on the island have the appearance of those who are in on a big secret that they can’t wait to share. They know how great the island is and they are more than eager to show visitors exactly why the island is so amazing. One of the biggest secrets of all is that the island has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece. Here is your guide the beaches that you absolutely must visit while visiting Ithaca:
If you are looking for a gentle beach that has a healthy bustle of activity without being overpowering, Filiatro Beach is your ideal spot. There are plenty of sun beds here to rent as well as a concession stand. Even if you don’t want to grab a bite to eat, this beach is well worth the visit for the incredible views. Don’t forget to take some pictures of the crystal clear water and beautiful, pebbled surface. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes since the pebbles aren’t as easy to walk on as sand. However, this doesn’t detract from the beach’s beauty.
Gedaki Beach is another great spot to visit on Ithaca and is well worth your time. This beach is also known for its beautiful waters and it also has a bar and restaurant that you can spend time at, as well. If you don’t want to patron the bar or restaurant, you can always rent a sun bed and spend your time lounging in the sun before heading back to your hotel.
If you love boats, Polis Beach on Polis Bay is a great place for you to spend some time. The bay is home to multiple boats, and the beach has a nice view of the activity on the bay. The water is also calm and clear, which makes this a great spot to spend some time. The restaurant near the beach is also run by warm and friendly people and serves delicious local cuisine.
This beach is a bit off the beaten path, which is one of the things that people really love about it. Some visitors report that since there are no sun beds to rent or restaurants located by the water, this detracts from the experience. However, this is the very thing that makes others love it here. Since there are no services to speak of, the only thing to focus on is the sun, the water, and the pure beauty of the place.
No matter which beaches you choose to spend time on, you really can’t go wrong. Even if you only have time for one or two of the beaches, it will be time well spent. Besides, you need to reserve time in your schedule for some of the other things that make Ithaca great, such as enjoying the cuisine and seeing some of the other sites.
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