Flanked by steep mountains and sheer cliffs, this vast, sandy beach Gardenos Beach, is simply idyllic.

Situated about 30 km from the centre of the island, on its southwestern coast, it is surrounded by unspoilt, natural flora. With a lighter shade of golden sand than the neighbouring beaches, it also has calm, clear, shallow waters, which deepen gradually, making it a safe choice for young children.

The beach gets its name from the small river that divides it into two parts and flows into the sea. This wide, pristine beach has not been marred by tourist development, and is truly a hidden gem.  It is an ideal destination for relaxation, idyllic or family moments

Also worth mentioning is the beautiful, traditional village of Vitalades that leads to the beach. It is post card pretty, with its old character houses and cafes and has a very old-world ambiance.

Access and benefits

Gardenos beach has sunbeds, umbrellas and showers, is easily accessible by car, and has plenty of parking space.

Right next to the beach are a handful of lovely tavernas as well as some coffee bars, ideal to wile away time while enjoying a beverage or meal, and perfect to be at when the sun sets over the crystalline, blue sea. Gardenos Beach is a tranquil piece of Heaven to enjoy, from early to late.

Text Composing: Marilia Makri
Photography: Eddie Kastamonitis
Translation - Text Editor: Adelia Cook
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