Elafonissos (“Deer Island”)
Elafonissos is an island of rare natural beauty and exotic beaches, considered among the finest in the Mediterranean, including the beautiful Simos beach which was voted the 11th best beach in Europe (TripAdvisor, Traveller’s Choice Awards, 2018). Its fine white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters are simply unforgettable and the drive from Kinsterna takes almost 45 minutes.
Visiting Elafonissos during times of peak popularity is not recommended.
This clean, sandy beach stretches for nearly two kilometers and has been awarded a “Blue Flag”. Swimming at Pori also provides a perfect view of the castle and old town of Monemvasia.
Plytra beach has also been awarded a coveted “Blue Flag” and is especially popular with families, since it offers umbrellas and sunbeds and boasts shallow, crystal-clear water. The seaside restaurant and café also serve an incredible view of the sea.
This peaceful and secluded beach is not accessible by car but can be reached in only 40 minutes by Kinsterna’s boat – a journey that is a mini-vacation in itself. Damos is the ideal choice for couples who want to enjoy the sea without crowds.
Approximately 5 kilometres from Kinsterna, in the small settlement of Kastella, there are three secluded beaches which, while not organized with umbrellas or sunbeds, are ideal for anyone seeking peace, privacy and a quiet swim – even at the height of summer.
In addition to the beaches of Pori and Plytra, the Municipality of Monemvasia also boasts five other beaches which have been awarded the “Blue Flag”: Monemvasia beach, Neapoli, Archangelos, Tigania and Megali Ammos.