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Agriomandra beach

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Agriomandra is located 24km east of Agios Nikolaos and 3km west of Kavousi village and Tholos beach. It is a generally unknown beach, formed at the exit of the short gorge of Agriomandra. Crossing the canyon on foot is also the only way of access. To get there you should follow the dirt road that crosses the green meadows west of Kavoussi, known as Lakos Ambelion, to the entrance to the gorge. From here begins a short path, not particularly difficult, leading after 10 minutes to the beach of Agriomandra. Just before you reach the beach you will see several small caves in the rocks. One of them is built with stone and is used as a church. It was built in the Byzantine period by a hermit and was dedicated to St. John the Theologian. Walking a few more steps, you will find the beautiful pebbly beach with crystal clear green waters. It is very well protected in the hug of the gorge walls.

The beach is secluded, mainly because of difficult access. It is ideal for isolation, nudism and snorkelling. There are also some large tamarisk trees, ideal for finding shade. Agriomandra was originally used as a port by the Venetians. Venetian building ruins are still visible around. Until 1920, the sheltered harbour was used for transporting animals and other cargo to Agios Nikolaos, due to the absence of roads in the area. You will see remnants from the old tax office and one well, used for pumping water.
The Agriomandra name is derived from Agrios (wild, savage) and mantra (a pen for animals). The word mandra is sometimes used in Crete for unfenced locations where animals are gathered together to be loaded on board ships. The beach at Agriomandra has rock outcrops on both sides, and animals could be herded together here easily. An alternative name, Agiomandra (agios = saint) is linked to the cavernous church of St. John in the ravine.

If you ever come to the Agriomandra beach, it is definitely worth walking northwards along the steep shoreline to Tholos. After 400m you’ll cross the deserted beach of Sykies, named after fig trees (sykies) and will soon get stunned by the eerie landscape of vertical cliffs. The cliffs reach their maximum height (250m) at the tip of an imposing cape that locals call the Spathi (Sword) of Homatas (Homatas is the name of the area). Indeed, at the base of Spathi, a stony beach with clear blue waters is formed, accessed only by a boat. Spathi Cape can also be accessed from Tholos, as it is located close to Theriospilios Cave and Chryssokamino ancient site.



What is Agriomandra beach?

Agriomandra beach is a beautiful beach located on the island of Milos in Greece.

What is the best time to visit Agriomandra beach?

The best time to visit Agriomandra beach is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Is Agriomandra beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Agriomandra beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for swimming and other water activities.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Agriomandra beach?

There are no restaurants or cafes near Agriomandra beach, so it is recommended to bring your own food and drinks.

Is Agriomandra beach crowded?

Agriomandra beach is not very crowded, as it is a secluded beach that is not easily accessible.

What activities can I do at Agriomandra beach?

At Agriomandra beach, you can swim, sunbathe, and relax. There are no water sports or other activities available at this beach.

Is there any accommodation near Agriomandra beach?

There is no accommodation near Agriomandra beach, as it is a remote and secluded beach. The nearest accommodation options are located in the nearby villages of Pollonia and Adamas.

Is Agriomandra beach suitable for families with children?

Agriomandra beach is suitable for families with children, as the water is calm and shallow. However, there are no facilities or amenities available at this beach, so it is recommended to bring your own supplies.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is deep blue and green.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles and fine pebbles.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the beach?

The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

What are the modes of access to the beach?

The beach can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other information should I know about the beach?

The beach is nudism friendly, ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing, and has tree shade.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Deep

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles
  • Fine Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Deep blue
  • Green


  • Boat

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Tree Shade

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