The possibilities are endless and cater to all tastes. The western beaches are occupied by Tourlos and Aghios Stefanos villages. However, the best are to be found in the south part of the island, well protected from the northern winds (meltemia). Megali Ammos, Ftelia and Korfos beaches are ideal for windsurfing, due to high winds. Those seeking more crowded beaches, head for Platys Gialos (an organized beach with golden sand), Psarou (one of the best and more popular on the island, meeting point of the elit and celebrities), Elia (a cosmopolitan, fully organized sandy beach), Ornos (filled with yachts and sunseekers), Aghios Ioannis (an organized beach facing Delos), Kalo Livadi (a popular and organized beach), Aghia Anna (with sunbeds but quiet), Kalafatis (awarded with a Blue Flag, a sports and windsurfing paradise), and the still quaint Paragka, which attracts the young and restless.
Naturalists choose Paradise and Super Paradise while nudism is also allowed in the end of Panormos beach, in Elia and Paragka. For those who vote for quieter beaches, Agrari (with its golden sand and the clear blue waters), Foko, Mersini, the secluded Kapari and the spotless beach of Aghios Sostis are a must.
From Platys Gialos and Ornos you can take the boat to Paragka, Super Paradise, Paradise, Elia, Agrari, Platys Gialos, Psarou. (Association of boatmen Platis Yalos “Agios Artemios”, tel. (22890 22032)