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Pirgos beach

Beach description

The Tower, or Pirgos, is positioned along the northwestern shoreline of Gavdos, a mere 6km northwest from the Karave port. Two neighboring beaches of emerald sand split by a smattering of rocks are the highlights of Pirgos bay. These secluded and unspoiled spots are often chosen by outdoor campers, given their significant distance from any tourist facilities. The beach is shielded by towering cliffs and lacks any natural tree shade.

The only routes to Pirgos are by foot or boat. A trek from the village of Ambelos will last approximately 2-2.5 hours, while the descent to the beach via the steep path from the bay’s northern tip requires careful attention. One guarantee is the lasting impression left by your first encounter with Pirgos’ sparkling sea and untamed surroundings. Don’t forget to pack essentials like water and food for your visit.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Pirgos beach?

Pirgos beach is located in the village of Pirgos, on the eastern coast of the island of Santorini, Greece.

Is Pirgos beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Pirgos beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it safe for swimmers of all levels.

Are there any water sports available at Pirgos beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Pirgos beach. However, visitors can enjoy snorkeling and diving in the clear waters.

Is there any shade available at Pirgos beach?

No, there is no natural shade available at Pirgos beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.

Is Pirgos beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Pirgos beach is not accessible for people with disabilities. The Pirgos beach has a steep slope and uneven terrain, making it difficult for wheelchair users.

Is there any parking available at Pirgos beach?

Yes, there is a small parking area available near Pirgos beach. However, it can get crowded during peak season.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Pirgos beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located near Pirgos beach. Visitors can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and refreshing drinks while enjoying the view of the Aegean Sea.

What is the water colour of the Pirgos beach?

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

What type of sand is found on the Pirgos beach?

The Pirgos beach has sand.

How deep is the water at the Pirgos beach?

The water at the Pirgos beach is shallow.

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

The sea surface at the Pirgos beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Pirgos beach?

The Pirgos beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Pirgos beach?

There are no facilities available at the Pirgos beach.

What are the modes of access to the Pirgos beach?

The Pirgos beach can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other features does the Pirgos beach have?

The Pirgos beach is nudism friendly, ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing, has tree shade, and is a seaturtle nesting point.

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Stays near Pirgos beach

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  • Gavdos

Offering city views, Villa Kastri in Gavdos offers accommodation and a garden. Free WiFi is availablethroughout the property.

Offering a terrace or balcony with views of the sea and mountain, the units feature air conditioning, a seating area, cable flat-screen TV and kitchenette. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The apartment offers a picnic area.

If you would like to discover the area, hiking and walking tours are possible in the surroundings and Villa Kastri can arrange a car rental service.

The nearest airport is Chania International, 122 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.




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  • Gavdos

Remotely located in Gavdos Island, Gavdos Princess offers a restaurant and self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available in public areas.

Opening to a terrace with Libyan Sea, mountain and garden views, all air-conditioned apartments at Gavdos Princess feature a kitchenette with cooking hobs and dining table. A seating area, a TV, and a bathroom with a shower come standard.

The closest beach, as well as restaurants and mini markets can be found at a distance of 3 km. Shuttle service can be arranged free of charge. Free private parking is possible on site.

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  • Sgoudiana

Situated in Sgoudiana of Gavdos island, Metochi Gavdos features a tavern and views of the sea. Free WiFi is provided .

All rooms open to a terrace with views. Every unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. The windows are fitted with insect mesh. Towels and bed linen are available. Fans are available to guests.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, with packed lunches available on request.

The area is popular for hiking. Transfer from/to the port can be provided at an extra charge. There is a bus service from/to our accommodation.

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