The long sandy beach of Vathy (meaning “deep” in Greek) is situated within the homonymous cove of the southwestern coast of the island and is more than 1400 meters long. It is extended on either side of the small jetty for the mooring of the boats coming from Kamares. The beach is found at a distance of 11 kilometers far from Apollonia at the Southwest. It is only recently, after the construction of the road connecting the settlement with Apollonia that the place has become a popular destination.
There are several alternatives for accommodation and you will enjoy your meal or coffee at the scenic fish taverns by the seaside and in the cafés of the settlement. Vathy is a well organized beach with facilities for swimming and sunbathing (sun beds, umbrellas). Although it receives many people, it is usually quiet, thanks to its size.
For any problem the corresponding services of Apollonia, some 11 kilometers northeastern to Vathy, are available for you.
Access to the beach from the port of Kamares and from Apollonia is possible by taxi and by rented or private car and motorbikes. If you get to Vathy by small boat or yacht, the small jetty of the settlement is available for mooring.
At the western and southern, hardly accessible, coasts there are several rocky and a few sandy beaches, where access is possible only from the sea, or on foot, via the footpaths leading there. The most important among these beaches at the western coast are Vroulidia with pebbles, Gialloudia (this too a pebbly beach) and the sandy beaches of Tsoha and Vlyhada.
At the southern coast you will find the sandy beaches of Fykiada and Kontos. If you wish to visit some of these beaches, the best way to find your way is to get information from the map of the island, showing the network of footpaths. The map is available in the bookstores and the travel agencies of the island.