The beaches in the municipal department of Vies (or Vatika), to the west and east of Cape Maleas are varied indeed.

The northernmost, facing west, is the relatively unknown but lovely Marathia. In the bay of Vatika, the turquoise waters of Pouda, Magano and Neratziona in fact form one long continuous sandy beach stretching for five kilometres.

Even though in the centre of town, the beach at Neapoli is clean and well-maintained to a degree that earns it a Blue Flag every year.

Behind the little port of Palaiokastro is the small protected cove of Ammitsa further south is Aspes and Rismari. Set in the striking landscape around Aghia Marina are the beaches of the Petrified Forest.

On the western side facing the Myrtoon Sea is Panayia, perfect for cooling off after a visit to the Cave of Kastania, and futher south are the beaches around Velanidia.

Finally, no one should miss the opportunity of spending a day at the world-famous sandy beach of Simos, on the island of Elafonisos.


Pounta – Viglafia
Magano – Aghios Georgios
Neratzionas – Kambos
Neapoli beach
Ammitsa – Lahi
Aspes – Aghios Nikolaos
Rismari – Aghios Nikolaos
beaches of Aghia Marina
beaches of Velanidia
Panagia – Kastania

*Information from the official website of the Municipality of Monemvasia (