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.

‘Drymiskos’ beach

A small (just 30 meters long) pebbly strand.

A paradise for the few, accessible only foot or four-wheel drive along a 2 kilometer unsurfaced road.


good choice for…

Ideal for couples and those seeking peace and quiet.



To be avoided when northerly or north-easterly winds are blowing

About 5 kilometers along the road from Haraka to Kyparissi, turn right and follow the dirt road to the beach.

Caution – only suitable for vehicles with four-wheel drive.

‘Aghia Kyriaki’ beach

White pebbles cover the shore; the water is warm and clear.

Sheltered from most winds, it is the right place to be in August when meltemi winds are blowing.


good choice for…

Ideal for families with young children.



One kilometer after the settlement of Mitropoli, in Kyparissi.

Parking space is available by the roadside above the beach.