At the southern end of the island, there is a beautiful beach, named Arkoudilas.
Its wild beauty is a reward for its visitors as the road to it is relatively difficult. By road you will have to proceed on a dirt road. It can also be reached on foot, however for those who do not like walking; it may not be an option they will enjoy.
It is highly recommended for adventure lovers though.
Starting from the forest of Arkoudilas or the beach of Kanoulas you take the path with
rich elements of nature to a spectacle that will take your breath away!
The stunningly beautiful beach stretches in front of you through the small cove surrounded by high rocks. The area is characterized by its rich biodiversity.
In addition, on the beach, special attention is required from visitors, as the protected loggerhead turtles, Karetta Karetta, lay their eggs there.
The geological formations of the clay deposits on the beach of
Arkoudila are also unique, as nature has blessed the clay with healing properties, as is
the case with the nearby Prasoudi beach and Loggas beach in the northern part of the
island, at Peroulades.
The area is characterized by its rich biodiversity. In addition, on the beach, special attention is required from visitors, as the protected loggerhead turtles, Karetta Karetta, lay their eggs there.
The name Arkoudilas is said to have originated from a corruption of the word Acrodilon, as the cape of Asprokavos, (the area in which it is located), was known in ancient times.
Another version of the etymology is that it is related to the morphology of the beach.
The view of Arkoudila beach from above resembles an arch, so a version of the origin of
its name is that is was derived from the translation of the word ‘arch’.