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Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda

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Beach description

Agios Pavlos, or Saint Paul, is a stunning beach located at Opiso Egiali in Selouda bay, situated 3km east of Agia Roumeli and 6km west of Loutro, at the mouth of the wild Eligia Gorge. The beach is completely cut off from society, with the only access being by boat or an extensive hike along the E4 European Trail that runs parallel to the sea. The journey on foot from Agia Roumeli takes approximately 50 to 60 minutes.

The beach boasts clear grey and brown sand and is tucked away in a charming small pine forest. However, amenities are limited, with only a small tavern offering water and food nearby. Whilst there is ample shade provided by the pines, these trees are not situated on the beach, so it’s advisable to bring an umbrella.

The beach’s name, Agios Pavlos, translates to “Saint Paul” in Greek, a name it shares with the ancient Byzantine church of Saint Paul located in Selouda. The church is believed to be the spot where Saint Paul baptized individuals on his journey to Rome. It’s a quaint, picturesque church, constructed on the beach using beach stones, which makes it difficult to spot from a distance. The church features a cruciform architecture with an equidimensional cross and a dome over the center, set amidst a breathtaking natural backdrop. Constructed in the tenth century by Saint John Xenos, its frescoes are thought to be from the thirteenth century.

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Most frequent asked questions

Is Agios Pavlos beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is suitable for swimming. However, it is recommended to check the water conditions before entering the sea.

Are there any water sports activities available at Agios Pavlos beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda.

Is there a lifeguard on duty at Agios Pavlos beach?

No, there is no lifeguard on duty at the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda. Visitors are advised to take necessary precautions while swimming.

Is there a restaurant or cafe near Agios Pavlos beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda.

Is Agios Pavlos beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is suitable for families with children. However, parents should keep an eye on their children while they are in the water.

Is there a parking area near Agios Pavlos beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda. However, it can get crowded during peak season.

Is Agios Pavlos beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is not accessible for people with disabilities due to its rocky terrain.

What is the water colour of the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

The water colour of the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

The Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda has pebbles and fine pebbles.

What is the water depth of the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

The water depth of the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

The surface of the sea at the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

The Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

Food and water are available nearby.

What are the modes of access to the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

The Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other activities can be done at the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

The Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing. There is also tree shade available.

Is there any other information about the Agios Pavlos beach, Selouda?

No, there is no other information available.

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