Exotic beaches with white sand and turquoise waters, reminding of the Caribbean, are formed on either sides of the peninsula. The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells. Near the “breaking” point of the peninsula, the water does not exceed 1m, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children. You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the “island”, having your staff with you, because the water is very shallow there.
The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people. There are umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. Opposedly, the beaches on either sides of the island are less crowded and are the most beautiful, with amazing azure colors. If you want to stay completely secluded or nude, you can walk along the peninsula until you find a quiet cove that you like!
Strolling on the island definitely worths the effort. You can trek for 20 minutes until the lighthouse on the edge of the island. The area is called Agia Irini (Santa Irene), after the picturesque chapel with the endless view to the sea. In order to get there, you walk through magnificent landscapes with dunes and beautiful bays. The current lighthouse in Agia Irini was built before the German occupation (1939) and was seen from 30 miles. There was a smaller lighthouse before, built after 1907.