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.

‘Kastraki’ beach

The sandy beach of Kastraki lies to the north of Pori beach, on the approach to the Fortress of Epidaurus Limira.

The fine sand, clear blue waters and surrounding wood  combine to form a magical setting.


good choice for…

Kastraki is particularly suitable for families with children, and  for people of all ages looking for natural shade.



Avoid Kastraki when northerly and north-easterly winds are blowing.

Aghios Ioannis, Monemvasia
The beach is situated on the Aghios Ioannis – Gerakas road, about 10 minutes from the town of Monemvasia.

There is parking space available under the trees.


“Vlychada” beach

Vlychada, or Glyfada, rewards visitors with its pebbly shore that is perhaps the prettiest in the Zarakas area.

The combination of colours – the blue sea, green slopes and red rocks – is certainly striking.

There is a canteen there during the summer months.


good choice for…

Ideal for families with young children and everyone who wants to enjoy a beach not yet discovered by the crowds.



Protected from all but easterly winds.

Seven kilometers from the village of Riechia on a surfaced road. Caution is needed, however, as the road is not suitable for large vehicles.

There is plenty of parking space above the beach.