The wild beauty of stone, the cool embrace of its verdant parts, its traditional villages, which seem to bask in a timeless sunshine untouched by modern living; these are all elements that compose the unique character of the region, and attract visitors from around the world with some of them eventually deciding to stay for ever. However captivating all this may be, it is absolutely impossible to ignore the role of the sea in the overall allure. Pristine beaches seem to appear in the middle of nowhere, their waters clear as crystal and emerald-green.
From Areopoli to the tip of Gytheio, beach-hopping is becoming increasingly popular, in an effort to swim in as many beaches as possible within one single day. Cosmopolitan Limeni is the most obvious choice to begin with, combining a great beach with accommodation and great places to eat and drink. Mezapos and Gerolimenas are two rather interesting stops before you reach Kyparissos, which may be difficult to find, but worth every minute of your time. Marmari offers beautiful views to many nearby landmarks, as well as an enchanting sunset, while Cape Tenaro is the westernmost tip of continental Greece. Porto Kagio is definitely worth a visit, and Ambelo is famous for its azure water. If you have an issue with pebbles, the very popular sandy beaches of Agia Varvara and Skoutari are ideal.