the stunning beaches of katakolon
The coastline of Ilia, the Cote d’Azur of the Peloponnese, is a beach stretching hundreds of kilometers. Each beach has its own special character and beauty, inviting you to get to know them all in search of your own blue paradise.
(400m – approx. 4 mins from Katakolon Port)
Within walking distance from Katakolon port, approximately 500 meters, you will come to Katakolon Beach. A summer paradise ideal for the whole family. Shallow waters and golden sand where you can relax, take a tan while having your drink and listening to pleasant music at one of the restaurant-cafes. The ideal beach for those who would like to combine a dip with a nice stroll for a glimpse of the local summer life.
(2 km – approx. 5 mins from Katakolon)
In the same bay, one can find Matzakoura beach with the little island opposite which turns this beach into a natural swimming pool because of its secluded setting. The mudrocks on the beach are perfect for a natural beauty treatment since the mud deposited on them contains sulfur. Have fun rubbing each other with this gift from nature (don’t forget to take funny pictures). It’s the perfect place to read, interrupted by an occasional dip in the sea.
(4.41 km – approx. 8 mins from Katakolon)
Around this natural bay, a lot of Greeks from the area have their summer residences. During the months of July and August, you can enjoy your coffee at the café-restaurant situated right next to the beach.
(5.62 km – approx. 10 mins from Katakolon)
Distinguishing features of both the small and large Leventochori beaches are the coarse, dark sand and the rocks. The waters here are very shallow and that makes this beach ideal for families with young children. During the months of July and August, there is a little canteen, and free sunbeds and umbrellas to enjoy your coffee literally on the beach.
(9.64 km – approx. 13 mins from Katakolon)
The fine sand, shallow blue waters and the green background of the hill that rises above, characterize the beach of Skafidia. This is the beach where a lot of retired Greeks and foreigners alike enjoy themselves in the morning. Close by, there is a bar-restaurant (open July-August) where you can enjoy your coffee or the local delicacies after a swim.
(10.28 km – approx. 13 mins from Katakolon)
A reference point in the area is the luxury resort belonging to the Aldemar hotel chain, which has organized one of the best commercial beaches. Please note that they charge you for using the sunbeds and umbrellas even if you order a coffee. On all the other beaches sunbeds are usually free of charge (if, of course, you buy consumption).
(11.73 km – approx. 15 mins from Katakolon)
The beach near the village of Agios Ilias, with its exotic beauty, is known to many as the California of Ilia due to its hot white sand and blue sea. During the months of July and August, there is a nice little tavern on the beach. Here you can enjoy your ouzo with a plate of appetizers.
There is even a school for kite surfing. Waters here are quite shallow and, therefore, ideal for beginners. Also working during the winter months, however with more extreme conditions and high wave. Ideal for wave riding; the spot for the winter has been quite well known to surfers for many years.