Ikaria is one of the most beautiful islands of the Aegean Sea, embraced by the cobalt blue waters that blend in harmony with its unique coastline. To that end, there are multiple Ikaria beaches that will make your heart beat faster and your mind just blow up. A feast for the senses, a wonderful journey to the unknown, always welcoming you to swim and soak under the sun of the Mediterranean. Let’s have a look at some of the most spectacular beaches that will most certainly fuel your wanderlust for this summer…and any other summer to come!
Faros is definitely one of the most loved beaches on the island. It is located on the village bearing the same name (meaning Lighthouse in Greek) and stretches for a really long way. There are some small pebbles along the shore, only adding to the exquisite surroundings. The beach is somewhat organized, with cafes and restaurants, beach bars and shops on the promenade. You can reach this beach within 10 kilometers from Agios Kirikos, which ensures smooth accessibility for everyone.
Moving on with the most breathtaking Ikaria beaches, we could not forget Nas beach. You must have seen it on postcards and it should have been one of the reasons you have decided to visit Ikaria over the other thrilling Greek islands. The beach lies within short distance from the village of Armenistis and marks a unique fusion. The waters from Chalares river along with the Aegean Sea, they both meet there and the outcome is purely mesmeric. You are especially encouraged to visit the beach at sunset, as this is where it unfolds its beauty 100%.
Messakti beach is situated in Gialiskari and is indeed the most popular beach on the island. The golden sand and the welcoming umbrellas, the turquoise waters and the absolute serenity are all elements contributing to its popularity. You will find water sports facilities on site, as well as refreshing cocktails by the beach. Of course, due to the soft sand and the smooth accessibility, the beach is family friendly. And you can find whatever you need all around, at the different shops open till late at night.
Livadi is yet another amazing option, when it comes to the finest Ikaria beaches to explore. It is located on the northern part of Ikaria, composing an idyllic environment with its soft sand and a lagoon nearby. There are some cafes along the beach, but this does not deprive its secluded nature. Then, there is Kerame beach, just 10 kilometers from the capital. Again, golden sand and crystalline waters, lush greenery and tall rocky formations create a unique image.
Finally, we could not leave you without an exotic beach of Ikaria that captivates your senses at first sight. It is Seychelles beach, a secluded Heaven waiting to be discovered. You will fall in love with the transparent waters that change colors and shades throughout the day. And the formations of the rocks are equally thrilling. This is not a place for everyone, though…It is more like nature’s celebration for the privileged few who dare to explore!