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.


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


This beach is right in the settlement of Elia, opposite the harbour and lighthouse.

The seabed is shallow and sandy; the shoreline consists of a narrow (4-5 meters wide) strip of sand. Many swimmers prefer to sit on the mole behind it, where there are sunbeds. Above the beach is also a children’s playground.

The beach is surrounded by several cafes and restaurants, all easily accessible from the beach, as are all the other shops.

During summer months the local yacht club offers  sailing lessons.

good choice for…

The beach is child-friendly and a good choice for those who don’t want to go out of town for a swim.


Open to westerly winds, as are all the beaches in Elia.

Elia, Molai
Right in the middle of Elia – just head for the harbour.

‘Pyla’ beach

At Pyla, a quiet sandy beach with shallow water, umbrellas and sunbeds are available. Behind the beach are cafes and restaurants serving Greek cuisine and fresh fish.


good choice for…

Suitable for families with young children, and for those who want to enjoy a meal right after their swim.



Provides shelter from northerly and north-easterly winds.

Daimonia coast
On the road from Papadianika to Daimonia, turn right after about 10 km, at the coastal church of Aghia Marina. The beach is in the middle of the Daimonia coastline settlement.

There is parking space right above the beach.