The village of Vari (Βάρη) is about 8km South of Ermoupoli. The village itself is inland, but drive towards the coast and there is a sheltered, south-facing beach. There’s plenty of space on the beach, and being sheltered the sea calm. Its also sandy for a long way out.
It was unfortunate that it was windy on the day we went – while the bay sheltered and the water calm, we did get covered in sand! Apart from that it would have been a nice beach.
After a while we got back in the car and drove back towards Galissas – stopping on the way at Komito Beach; Komito is located to the South of Posidonia, facing out towards the small, uninhabited islands of Schinonisi and Stroggylo. Komito was another nice beach – out of town so not too crowded…there are umbrellas (you have to pay for them I think) but not sunbeds.
We stayed at Komito for a swim, had lunch and another swim before going to the beach a Poseidonia.
Poseidonia’s beach is small without sunbeds… it does have umbrellas which you don’t have to pay for. It is very quiet, with just a hotel behind it – there can’t have been more than two or three others on it at the same time as us.
The beach at Poseidonia isn’t sandy – it is rocky underfoot until you get a little way out – it is still nice to swim in though.
Between Posidonia and Komito is the beach of Agkathopes – this is considered by some to be one of the best beaches on the island, and it can therefore be quite busy at times. Mum and I walked there from Posidonia once – it is sheltered and sandy, but it was busy when we were there. I’d imagine it would be quieter outside of the peak season.
All these beaches are nice – Vari and Poseidonia both on the bus route; Komito and Agkathopes by car or by foot.
Tomorrow, I will write about our second visit to Ermoupoli, when we walked around the Vaporia district.