Finikas: Also known as Harokopos, it is just over a kilometre from Koufonissia Town. Its golden sand and blue-green waters attract all kinds of travellers, including families, couples and young people, while it is especially popular during the meltemi season, as it is protected from strong winds. It has no umbrellas or sunbeds but there is a café-restaurant serving food and drink. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit it if you choose a ferry ticket to Koufonissia.
Platia Pounta (Italida): One of the most popular beaches on the island, with pale sand and exotic turquoise waters, which is well-protected from the north winds. Its nickname comes from the Italian woman who owns the area above the beach. It has no amenities but there is food available at the neighbouring beaches of Finikas and Fanos.
Fanos: A sandy beach with blue-green waters between Finikas and Italida. It lies 1300 metres from Koufonissia Town and takes its name from the beach bar there. It is sheltered from wind coming from the north and west.
Pori: A tropical paradise with a long stretch of golden sand and clear turquoise waters. When the wind is strong, the bay is ideal for windsurfing. At the end of the beach are two café-restaurants, while two famous natural attractions, the caves at Xylombatis Cove and the “Devil’s Eye”, are nearby. You can get here on foot along the coastal path, by road (by car or bus), or by boat from the port. There are no umbrellas here, so you should bring your own.
Pisina: Not a beach but a stunning natural pool filled with crystal-clear water through a small passage that communicates with the sea. It is perfect for jumping into from the surrounding rocks.