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This Google Map shows Batsi and the five beaches located nearby: (1) Batsi beach, (2) Kolona, (3) Stivari, (4) Delavoyia, and (5) Agia Marina
♦ Batsi beach
Batsi beach is just steps from the harbourfront street which is lined with shops, bars, and restaurants. This wide section of sand near the village is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas.
We thought Batsi beach looked quite nice in May, but a local told us it sustained severe damage from winter storms
Hotel Chryssi Akti is one of several accommodation options along the road behind the beach. Its swimming pool deck has views of the beach and bay.
The sand narrows as you reach the middle of the beach
A boardwalk extends about halfway along the beach
There’s a variety of restaurants and bars on the other side of the road
A path to sunbeds and umbrellas near the sea
View from Batsi beach toward Kolona beach across the bay
View toward studio apartments and hotels on the hill just past the far end of Batsi beach. The large orange building complex at upper left is the Mare Vista Hotel – Epaminondas.
Village view from the far end of Batsi beach
View across the bay toward the coast where Stivari, Delavoyia and Agia Marina beaches are located
The strip of beach farthest from the village center
Umbrellas on the far end of the beach
The bay’s turquoise waters sparkle in the afternoon sunshine
♦ Kolona beach
You’ll enjoy beautiful views of Batsi from the road to Kolona beach
Kolona beach curves around the foot of a horseshoe-shaped bay
View of Kolona beach from a lookout point on the nearby coast
Another coast view of Kolona beach and bay
The beach canteen on Kolona was not open while we were in Batsi
There is parking on the hill for those who drive to Kolona
♦ Stivari beach
You’ll pass Stivari beach if you walk or drive from Batsi to Agia Marina
As you approach the beach, you’ll see the tree- and plant-shrouded terrace of O Viomichanos / Stivari Gardens restaurant on your left
Steps to the beach are located directly across the road from the taverna. The αργά signs on the pavement warn motorists to drive slowly through this pedestrian crossing point.
We occasionally saw sunbathers at Stivari, but didn’t notice anyone swimming in the bay any of the times we passed by
Sea view from the beach, which is a mix of stones, pebbles and sand
Beach view of rental studios and rooms on the nearby hill. The smooth rocks on the seashore are a popular sunbathing spot.
Stivari beach under the warm glow of evening sun
Sea and sunset view from the steps to Stivari beach
Yes, there’s a restaurant in there! A dense canopy of plants and trees conceals the outdoor terrace at O Viomichanos / Stivari Gardens restaurant.
Delavoyia beach is located directly below the Aneroussa Beach Hotel, which is where we stayed for three nights in May. See my hotel review post for photos of the Aneroussa and its beachfront.
I have read on several travel websites that the small section of sand farthest from the hotel beachfront (near the bottom left corner of this photo) is a clothing-optional area. However, we didn’t see any nude sunbathers while we were staying at the Aneroussa.
Umbrellas and lounge chairs in front of the hotel’s beach bar
A man wades in the surf at Delavoyia beach. The sand is soft, but online beach guides say Delavoyia isn’t suitable for young children since there are rock slabs under the water only a few meters from shore.
These sunbeds are maintained by the Aneroussa hotel
The two small strips of sand a short walk from the main beach
Sea view from the right-hand side of the hotel beachfront
Sunbeds on a section of soft golden sand
Sea view from the sunbeds
The beach is several dozen steps below the hotel
Sea view from the far left-hand side of the beach
Beach view from the Aneroussa bar
The large terrace at the Aneroussa hotel’s beach bar
Coast view from the seashore
♦ Agia Marina
Agia Marina is a narrow stretch of brown sand facing onto a shallow bay of tempting turquoise water
Approaching Agia Marina beach on the narrow paved road from Batsi
The beach is a short downhill walk from the Aneroussa Beach Hotel
The water in the bay was a vibrant hue of green shortly after an early morning thunderstorm soaked the island
Trees and lounge chairs on the north end of the beach
The family-operated Agia Marina Taverna has a large dining terrace two meters above the sand
Limited parking is available on the taverna’s driveway
Children playing on the beach shortly before sunset
A view of the beach and bay, and a villa on the hill above the coast
The beach is a mix of pebbles and golden sand
Tamarisk trees at the north end of the beach
The beach was completely vacant the first morning we walked past …
… but this couple arrived shortly afterwards to take a swim.
View of Agia Marina beach in the golden glow of the evening sun
Sunset view from our table at Agia Marina Taverna
This short video shows the beach and its views at several different times in the morning, afternoon and evening