Visit Dimitrios Beach in Alonissos, Greece
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A remote, rugged island with a long tradition of hospitality, Alonissos is the largest of the Northern Sporades islands in Greece. There are many caves and beaches to explore around Agios Dimitrios Beach – all stunning in their way. Roughly one-third of the beach is clothing-optional, making this a popular destination for people looking for an idyllic Greek getaway.
About Agios Dimitrios Beach
Agios Dimitrios Beach is part of Alonissos National Marine Park, with a special status as an important ecological and environmental area. The beach has been awarded Blue Flag certifications since 1986. -The beautiful landscape around Agios Dimitrios makes it one of the most popular beaches on Alonissos Island; families love spending time here during their holidays in Greece because there are lots to see and do for all ages.
The beach has an avalanche of facilities, including a bar, which best beverages can be appreciated during the high season when most vacationers arrive at Agios Dimitrios. When coming from Patitiri, the island’s capital, the excursion takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes,
In the south region of the beach are likewise sunbeds for leasing, yet it is essential to be watchful with regards to the imps. The north part is calmer, albeit once in a while, the boats store tar or oil on the waters of this space. Be that as it may, a happy time can be spent on this oceanside, whether it comes to north or south.
What to Do at Agios Dimitrios Beach
Blue Cave (the official name is Agios Dimitrios Cave) is a great place to visit, and it’s right by this beach. This natural phenomenon can be seen from the coastline, or you could opt for an excursion that will take you inside the cave itself (which we recommend).
One of Alonissos’ most well-known beaches, Pahia Ammos Beach, which means ‘white sand,’ is only around 11km away from Agios Dimitrios Beach. If you feel like escaping crowds altogether, drive further south along the pristine coastline until you reach Panormos Bay. Here there are no sunbeds, so bring your own if needed but otherwise, relax in peace with your favorite book while enjoying views out towards Turkey on one side and the setting sun on the other.
It is a good idea to spend some time in Patitiri while visiting Agios Dimitrios Beach – it’s only about a 15-minute walk from Chora, Alonissos’ capital city. You can also take your car or rent one if you prefer an even shorter journey. The tiny streets of this mountain village have many unique shops selling local products such as honey, delicious jams made by hand at small family-run farms located around the island, traditional artisanal foodstuffs including cheeses, wines, and much more besides! Stroll through pretty alleys filled with flowers before taking yourself off for lunch somewhere with views over the harbor, which will give you another perspective on life on Alonissos.
Getting to Agios Dimitrios Beach
The quickest way to get here is by car, which takes around 15 minutes from the capital, Patitiri. If you decide not to hire a vehicle, some buses run every half an hour in high season (every one or two hours during low season), although these can be somewhat unreliable, so it’s best to check times in advance if possible. Journey time on a bus takes between 30 and 45 minutes depending on where you board and alight, along with how many stops other passengers ask for before your visit. You can also take a taxi to get to the beach.
In conclusion, Agios Dimitrios Beach is a beautiful, family-friendly beach. This is a great place to visit during your holiday in Greece. Blue Cave and Pahia Ammos Beach are nearby, and Patitiri has lots of shops selling local produce.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com