Few regions in the Mediterranean offer such a variety of beaches as the Municipality of Monemvasia. Over 50 of them are easily accessible by road; others are small, hidden-away coves demanding to be discovered by the more adventurous.

Whether sand or pebble, busy or isolated, all have crystal clean waters, and many have been awarded Blue Flags, an indication of a high standard of maintenance.

There is a choice between the east coast, on the Myrtoon Sea, or the west coast on the Gulf of Laconia. Or head for land’s end at legendary Cape Maleas and the beaches of Vatika.

Directions are given to every beach as well as suggestions as to which are best when strong winds are blowing.

‘Ambelakia’ beach

Ambelakia is a popular beach for its fine sand, striking geological features and unique view of the Monemvasia fortress.

On the coast of Nomia, south of Monemvasia, it is ideal for those looking for a beach with amenities, including sunbeds, umbrellas and a mobile canteen. It is suitable for games such as beach volleyball and rackets.

Right next to the beach are restaurants and hotels.


good choice for…

Ambelakia is perfect for swimmers looking for beaches with creature comforts, without losing sight of Monemvasia itself.



Provides shelter from southerly and south-westerly winds.

Nomia, near Monemvasia
Situated on the Monemvasia-Nomia road.

‘Aghios Fokas’ beach

This sandy beach is one of the best options for swimming in the vicinity of the historic town of Monemvasia.

Located in the port of the same name, the beach of Aghios Fokas is right next to the little church.


good choice for…

Perfect for water sports, but also ideal for relaxing away from the crowds.



Provides shelter from southerly and south-westerly winds.