The beaches of the western coast, whether sand or pebble, face the mountains of Mani and are usually blessed with calm waters. Beginning with picturesque Elia, the options for swimming are at Kavo, the small beach in the port (Limani), Viandini and the Blue Flag beach of Tigania.

Further south into the area around Asopos are Boza and the busier but again, Blue Flag beach at Plytra.

Harahia, famous for its multi-coloured pebbles and Pyla, which offers several amenities, are both close to Daimonia. A little further on is the sandy cove of Archangelos, which also boasts a Blue Flag.

Location:

Kavos – Elia
Limani – Elia
Viandini – Elia
Tigania – Elia
Bozas – Asopos
Pahia Ammos – Plytra
Harahia – Daimonia
Pyla – Daimonia
Arhangelos

Viandini-Elia

Viandini beach comprises the end of a small bay and is reached from the cafe and restaurant, where parking is available.

Amenities include sunbeds and umbrellas, showers and a beach volley court.

 

good choice for…

Although in recent years it has increasingly become a favourite with young people, the beach is still family-friendly.

winds…

Open to westerly winds, but provides good protection from northerlies.

Location:
Elia, Molai
Information:
Follow the signs to your right after Elia in the direction of Asopos. Better parking space is available at the second exit to the cafe.

 

Tigania-Elia

The largest beach in the area. Sand, wtih some areas of small pebbles.

Over the past decade the southern end has become the in place for young people, with sunbeds, umbrellas, a beach bar and beach volley net. Also at this end, there are cold springs in the seabed, lowering the water temperature.

To the north, the water is warmer and preferred by families.

The beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for its cleanliness and amenities, which include changing sheds, toilets, life guards and showers.

There is a restauruant with a view over the beach. If you stay until the end of the day, you’ll be rewarded with a view of the sun setting behind Mt. Taygetus across the changing colors of the Gulf of Laconia.

good choice for…

As mentioned above, the southern end attracts a younger crowd drawn by the beach bar and seaside sports, while the northern end is more family-oriented.

winds…

Vulnerable to the westerly winds.

After noon, a breeze known as the boukadoura blows in off the sea, a characteristic of the Gulf of Laconia, whipping up small waves, although not enough to affect swimmers.

When the north wind is blowing, the water is as flat as in a pool.

Location:
Elia – Molaoi
Information:
About 2 kilometres along the road from Elia to Asopos, the beach is on your right. There is a sign and a Blue Flag visible from the road.

Visitors coming from the direction of Asopos  should turn off as soon as they see the sea on their left.  There is parking space next to the beach.