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Plaka Beach

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Superhoopsgirl wrote a review Oct 2019
London, England, United Kingdom99 contributions49 helpful votes
Worth the 3km walk from Antoniou. There are no tavernas here so bring your own food and drink. Crystal clear water and large pebbly beach. A nudist section further round.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Derek_Basilios wrote a review Jun 2019
Bentham, United Kingdom97 contributions37 helpful votes
Well, there virtually nothing there apart from sand, water, lovely vistas and peacocks in the woodland that stands behind the beach. Perfect for lazing. Note that there’s just one tree on the beach itself for shade ... so no shade. There is a pine wood behind, but the cover is fairly sparse - on a very hot day, like today, it could be too much for some. There is a little church with a freshwater springbelow it - the water is pure and cool(ish). No facilities of any sort, so be prepared. It’s about 45 minutes walk outside the hamlet of Agios Andonis where you can catch a bus to Livadia, but check the timetable as it’s a long hot walk back if you miss it.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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David D wrote a review Jun 2019
Devon, United Kingdom8,730 contributions1,455 helpful votes
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Tuesday 11th June and we visited this beach on our way back from Agios Pandeleimonas. We parked the car in the space by ParekklḗsI, the small Church near the beach. The road to the beach had big gulleys, caused by torrents of rain causing erosion, thought it was safest to walk down, it was less than 5 minutes to the beach. The beach is a long expanse of virtually deserted pebbled beach. There were no facilities there, no tavernas, sunbeds or umbrellas. We counted 6 other people on the beach, wonderful isolation. The only shade is provided by the trees along the beach. At the back of the beach there is some land, as we walked past, on the way to the beach we spotted some peacocks, yes that is correct peacocks, amazing. As we walked further down the beach there was actually a peacock on the beach, never in all my days seen anything like that before. This beach is only accessible by car or motor cycle so would recommend taking beach mats, towels and definitely water.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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saronic wrote a review Nov 2018
Zurich, Switzerland17,926 contributions1,641 helpful votes
At the western end of Antonios Bay in the islands north is the not very long and a bit narrow beach of Plaka. There is once in a while a bus to the setllement of Antonios (2km east of here), otherwise it is better to have one's own transport. A swim at Plaka can easily be combined with a visit to the Agios Panteleimon monastery at the end of the tarred road above the beach. From the main road a pretty bad non surfaced road branches off to the right and reaches after about 400m the beginning of this beach. A single tree stands right here, otherwise there are just mastix bushes around, too small for ahy shade. The beach consists of small pebbles and becomes almost sand close to the water. Access into the water is easy, but there is first solidified sand, almost like a flat rock, then come underwater fields of neptun grass. There are no buildings by the beach, a bit higher up is a single wind turbine. A small path leads to the tip of the peninsula with Akri Pounta cape to the left. When I visited in May there were already quite a few horseflies around. Nudism is possible as on most beaches of Tilos, except in Livadia.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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MichaelSverige wrote a review Aug 2018
Gothenburg85 contributions43 helpful votes
This is the best beach on the Island, clear calm water, wonderful colour of the water. Eristos is also very nice, but this is better, but also smaller. However in order to get there you need scooter or car. It is possible to take the bus, but it is a good 40-45 minute walk from Agios Antonios where the bus stops. No taverna available so bring food and drinks. Just as Eristos beach this beach is nudist at the far end.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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