Swimming in Epirus (Northwest Greece)


This enclosed bay is popular with the younger crowd and has an almost exotic feel to it. The light blue water and white rocks provide a beautiful contrast and the fact that it’s unorganized keeps the noise levels down.
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If you’re looking to mingle, the sandy beach of Alonaki is the place to be during the warm months.
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The pebble beach of Ammoudia lies in a small, shallow bay not far from the village with the same name. The beach itself isn’t so spectacular but it’s close to here that the Acherontas River spills into the Ionian Sea.
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This quiet rocky beach is great for those looking to relax under the sun but what makes it unique are the strange rock formations located here. It’s serviced by bus and you can also reach it by boat.
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Enjoy the waves and windsurfing without the crowds at Kanali. It’s virtually a continuation of Monolithi without all of the development and people.
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The beach of Kastrosykia lies near the mountain of Zalongo and the site of Ancient Kassopi, so it’s a great option for cooling off after some hiking in the area.
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A great option for selective swimmers is the Beach of Kerentza, which offers clean shallow water and greenery all around. It’s a sheltered bay, so even on windy days the sea here remains relatively calm.
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As the central beach of Parga, it’s no wonder that sun loungers fill up quickly here. Thankfully, the beach is large enough for everyone to have some space and admire the natural beauty of Parga’s second bay.
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The large beach of Lichnos is one of three bays that surround the beautiful seaside town of Parga. Lichnos is the first of Parga’s beaches coming from Preveza and buses from town make frequent stops here.
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This large strip of sand is popular with all age groups, though the water becomes deep abruptly, so families with small children should keep this in mind when visiting.
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With the Forest of Lekatsa and the Castle of Riniasis behind it, Lygia beach is a great option for those in search of some peace and quiet. The water here is crystal clear and the sand is fine and golden.
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Located just 8 kilometres from Preveza lay this immense stretch of beach that stretches 5 kilometres until the settlement of Kanali.
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The beautiful shades of blue displayed within the waters at Sarakiniko have swimmers returning year after year. The beach itself is both sandy and pebbly in different areas and the water is shallow.
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The sandy beach of Valtos features emerald water and various water sports to those who visit. It’s the last and largest of Parga’s beaches and less visited than the previous beaches of Lichnos and Krioneri.
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The beaches of Kiani Akti or “blue coast” stretch along the tip of the peninsula on which the city of Preveza is located. Despite its close proximity to the port (5klm), the area is surprisingly serene in many areas.
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This small rocky cove features soft sand and clean water to those who make the effort to find it. It’s a welcome respite for swimmers looking to relax away from the crowds.
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This small pebble beach lies just before the main beaches of Parga. It’s a lovely place surrounded by green and offering its visitors peace and quiet.
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This beach just 5 kilometres north of Preveza is both sandy and rocky at different parts and lies close to the ancient site of Nikopoli. It features a snack bar and showers and can be reached by foot or vehicle. Parking is available and it is also serviced by bus.
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Vrahos beach is one of the best along the coast stretching from Preveza to Parga. The soft golden sand and shallow turquoise water make it popular with just about everyone, though not too popular. Sun loungers and umbrellas exist in some sections but it’s unorganized for the most part.
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Just around the coast from Krioneri lies it’s quieter version. It’s shallower and calmer her, though there are amenities such as snack bars and umbrellas and sun loungers. The small church of Agios Athanasios stands at the top of the ridge overlooking the beach.
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