The eastern coastline of the Municipality of Monemvasia is scattered with mostly pebbly beaches around Zarakas and Monemvasia, protected from southerly and southwesterly winds.

In the north of the municipality are the beaches of Aghia Kyriaki, Megali Ammos and Drymiskos at Kyparissi, and Vlychada near Riechia.

Close to Gerakas is Kochylas, near Aghios Ioannis are Kastraki and the busy Pori.

The beach at Monemvasia’s new town is Kakkavos. Swimming is also possible off the rocks at Portelo in the shadow of the Lower Town walls.

Further south are the beaches of Nomia: Amelakia, Xifias and Aghios Fokas.

‘Kochylas’ beach

A pebbly beach where you can really escape the crowds.

A peaceful atmosphere in a lovely landscape facing the rocky islet of Daskaleio


good choice for…

For all those seeking some peace and quiet.



To be avoided when easterly or south-easterly winds are blowing

On the road from Monemvasia to Gerakas, turn right when you reach Arianna, along a surfaced road.

The beach is just 300 meters furhter on.

There is a small parking area on the beach.


‘Pori’ beach

Pori is one of the longest and most impressive beaches in the Peloponnese, with an excellent view of old Monemvasia and its fortress.

Almost two kilometres in length, Pori beach is ideal for seaside walks, jogging and beach volley.
There is a canteen; beach umbrellas and sunbeds are also available. For the first time in 2013 awarded the ”Blue Flag”.


good choice for…

Pori beach is suitable for all swimmers.



Provides shelter from all but northerly winds.

On the road to Monemvasia from Molai, turn left at the sign to Pori just three kilometres before Monemvasia.

There is a parking area just a few metres past the turnoff.