Vari is a coastal summer settlement situated within a fertile plain with several cultivations, close (just 1 kilometer far away to the South) to the homonymous sandy beach located within a bay. The village is found at a distance of some 8 kilometers southern to Hermoupolis and counts some 1200 permanent residents, occupied in tourism and agriculture.
Several alternatives for accommodation and other facilities are available in the settlement and you will enjoy nice food and drink in the traditional taverns at the sea front, some of them just at the seaside.
Swimming is very nice at the wonderful beach, but if you feel like, you may also go to the neighboring beaches of Achladi, Fabrica, Embati and Santorinioi.
Within the settlement you may visit the church of Panaghia, dedicated to Virgin Mary, with a nice view to the bay of Vari. The small port of Achladi is very scenic with the small fishing and tourist boats moored within it. The nearby site of Fabrica has also a small port and was named after the old ceramic industry that operated here in the past.
On the 15th of August the locals, but also a lot of visitors attend the local religious feast (“panigyri”) in honor of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.
In case of emergence, the corresponding services of Hermoupolis are quite close, only 8 kilometers far away to the North.
Access to the village is possible by public buses running frequently, by taxi and by rented or private car and motorbikes. If you have a small boat or yacht, the small ports of Achladi and Fabrica are available for mooring.
Megas Gialos (meaning “the big beach”) is a coastal summer settlement receiving numerous tourists, situated along the southern coast of the island. The village is found some 12 kilometers southwestern to Hermoupolis and counts some 250 permanent residents, occupied in tourism.
Several alternatives for accommodation are available in the village, within a nice, quiet environment with lovely beaches.
Swimming is really a pleasure either you choose the beach in front of the settlement, or the nearby beaches of Ambela and Tria Lagonia.
In any case of emergence you should return to the capital Hermoupolis, 12 kilometers northeastern to the settlement.
Access to the village is easy by public buses, by taxi and by private means (car or motorbikes).