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.

“Megali Ammos” beach

Kyparissi’s largest beach, with white pebbles and absolutely clear water.

Although situated within the village area, between the settlements of Paralia and Mitropoli, there is plenty of space available even on the busiest days.

There are restaurants and cafes nearby.


good choice for…

Ideal for families and for those staying in Kyparissi who don’t want to take their cars to the beach.



Protection from all but easterly or north-easterly winds.

Situated betweeen the settlements of Paralia and Mitropoli, in Kyparissi.

About halfway along the beach there is plenty of parking space.


‘Kakkavos’ beach

Kakkavos is the beach nearest to the new town of Monemvasia, right below the fortress. It is about 1,000 metres long and consists of small pebbles.

Umbrellas, sunbeds and beach volley nets are available. For the first time in 2013 awarded the ”Blue Flag”.

There are restaurants and cafes next to the beach.


good choice for…

Ideal for those who prefer to swim close to amenities such as cafe-bars and restaurants and to the town of Monemvasia.



Provides shelter from all but northerly winds.

Kakkavos beach is situated at the end of the bridge, on the northern side of the new town of Monemvasia.

Roadside parking is available behind the beach.