Kalafatis’ rugged beauty and good breeze attract water sports fans

If you’re looking for some fun water sports, Kalafatis beach is the spot. Located 14 km southeast of Chora, its rugged, undeveloped beauty backed by local tamarisk trees attracts crowds of summer sports lovers. There they will find facilities for beach volleyball, windsurfing and a diving school.

One of the earliest organised beaches, this beautiful bay has become famous to wind surfers who enjoy a good offshore breeze. Clear waters make for fine swimming and you can catch boats here for Dragonisi, an islet off the east coast with many caves, some of which are said to be populated by the rare monk seal, though don’t hold your breath looking for one.

The beach is well organised to offer visitors a choice of hotels, villas to rent and restaurants where the lesser sports-inclined traveler can equally enjoy a swim and a cocktail under the sun.

How to get to Kalafatis Beach