The “sand lily” is a species native to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean region, a gorgeous and unique flower also growing on the sands of Agkathopes beach where, in spring, the rare Mediterranean seals Monachus monachus drop by for their annual visit as well! Opposite Agkathopes, the small islets of Strongylo and Schinonissi, together with the striking lighthouse on Cape Viglostasi, embrace the beach, composing a stunning natural and man-made landscape.
Golden sand and shallow, crystal-clear waters: two of the beach’s most attractive features become even more inviting to visitors who will find that Agkathopes is easily accessible, has the amenities to take care of every comfort, and provides plenty of food and drink options. What is more, there are a number of rooms to let around the beach. No wonder, it is considered one of the best beaches of Syros: popular with locals and visitors alike, it is also perfect for families and fun-seeking groups of young adults.
You can reach the beach quite easily by driving in your own car or by taking the local bus service (KTEL). Agkathopes is located a mere 14 km away from Hermoupolis, on the southwestern coast of the island.