At a short distance from the town center (7 km), Kalithea (Καλλιθέα) is famous for its ancient springs and the unique Kalithea Springs complex, one of the best attractions on the island. It is an ideal place for diving and snorkelling as there is abundance of marine life, with a amazing variety of fish and crystal clear emerald waters.
There are several, small, organised beaches here, scattered around the spectacular rocks of Kalithea bay. The main beach is located right next to the Kalithea Baths venue, this beach is known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and picturesque surroundings. The beach is organised with sun loungers and umbrellas available for rent.
The natural rock formations and lush greenery provide a stunning backdrop, creating a tranquil and scenic atmosphere. The calm waters make it ideal for swimming and snorkeling, allowing visitors to explore the underwater world teeming with marine life. In peak season it can get very crowded as it is one of the main sightseeing for the daily cruise boats arriving from Mandraki. It uses the facilities of the renovated Kalithea complex an ideal place to have a coffee or a drink or to dine in a fantastic environment.
The main beach (sand and pebble), usually gets very crowded as it is one of the main sightseeing for the daily cruise boats arriving from Mandraki. It uses the facilities of the renovated Kalithea complex so it is a fine place to have a coffee or a drink or to dine in a fantastic environment.
Close to the main beach in Kalithea, on the east side of the bay, lies Kokkini Beach, also known as Red Beach, named after the red colour of its cliffs and rocky formations. The contrast of the red cliffs against the azure blue waters of the Aegean Sea is truly captivating. Due to this unique setting, the beach attracts numerous visitors. Kokkini Beach is a more natural beach, there are a few facilities available in the vicinity, including a small beach bar or kiosk where you can grab refreshments and snacks.
Situated a short walk away from the main beach, Oasis Beach offers a more secluded and peaceful environment. Surrounded by rocky cliffs and lush vegetation, this small sandy beach is a hidden gem. It provides a sense of serenity and privacy, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a quieter beach experience. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkelling, and the tranquil ambience ensures a relaxing day by the sea.
Further to the southern part of Kalithea Bay, there are some other popular beaches like Tassos Beach and Nikolas Beach with their own facilities.