Situated on the eastern side of the Geni peninsula, roughly six kilometres from Nidri, Desimi beach is easily accessible by car. It boasts free parking alongside the beach amid olive groves, with the beach reached by walking through one of Desimi’s two campsites. Visitors will also find a couple of tavernas here, though there are no sunbeds or umbrellas to rent.
Reflecting some of the colour of the olive trees that surround it, the shallow waters of the bay in which Desimi Beach sits emit an emerald-like iridescence. Protected from strong winds and waves, it is a good place to cool off. Explorations slightly further afield and around the local coastline and caves can be done by hiring a boat, pedalo or kayak.
Offering views towards the neighbouring islands of Meganisi and uninhabited Thilia, this long and narrow stretch of beach has its fair share of pebbles. This doesn’t prevent it getting crowded during the height of the holiday season, when it is recommended to arrive early to find the perfect area in the sun or amid the natural shade of the olives.
Type of beach
Sand and pebbles
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