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Papadiokambos beach

Beach description

Situated 12km west of Sitia and 59km east of Agios Nikolaos, Papadiokambos nests near the Faneromeni Monastery in the Skopi area, just west of Cape Trahilos. Reachable via a well-maintained dirt road, Papadiokambos is home to a long beach scattered with large stones and rocks. You will find a few bays formed with pebbles where swimming is possible. The beach is secluded, so it’s likely you’ll have it all to yourself. However, it’s worth noting that amenities are scarce, so bring your own supplies. Strong winds and large waves discourage most visitors, making it an ideal spot for windsurfing enthusiasts, even in winter. Known as Faneromeni among windsurfers, Papadiokambos is renowned as one of Greece’s prime locations for wave sailing, a thrilling aspect of the sport. The area is characterized by strong currents, large waves reaching 3-4m high, and virtually no beach. Some spots can be hazardous, requiring caution and advanced level skills to avoid damaging your equipment on the rocks.

The beach also houses an excavated Minoan fisherman’s house, a small structure that has provided significant insight into Minoan dietary habits.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Papadiokambos beach?

Papadiokambos beach is located on the eastern coast of the island of Samos, Greece.

Is Papadiokambos beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Papadiokambos beach is suitable for swimming. However, visitors should be cautious of strong currents and waves.

Are there any nearby attractions to Papadiokambos beach?

Yes, there are several nearby attractions to Papadiokambos beach, including the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani and the Pythagoras Cave.

Is Papadiokambos beach family-friendly?

Yes, Papadiokambos beach is family-friendly. The Papadiokambos beach is relatively calm and there are several nearby restaurants and cafes.

What is the best time to visit Papadiokambos beach?

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

Is Papadiokambos beach accessible by public transportation?

Yes, Papadiokambos beach is accessible by public transportation. Visitors can take a bus from the nearby town of Pythagoreio.

Are there any water sports available at Papadiokambos beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Papadiokambos beach. However, visitors can rent umbrellas and sunbeds.

What is the water colour of the Papadiokambos beach?

The Papadiokambos beach water colour is deep blue and blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Papadiokambos beach?

The Papadiokambos beach has pebbles and rocks in some places.

How deep is the water at the Papadiokambos beach?

The Papadiokambos beach water depth is deep.

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

The Papadiokambos beach sea surface is usually very wavy.

Is the Papadiokambos beach usually crowded?

No, the Papadiokambos beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Papadiokambos beach?

There are no facilities available at the Papadiokambos beach.

How can the Papadiokambos beach be accessed?

The Papadiokambos beach can be accessed via a dirt track.

Is the Papadiokambos beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Papadiokambos beach is nudism friendly.

Is there any tree shade available at the Papadiokambos beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Papadiokambos beach.

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