The name “Kokkina” (Greek for “the red ones”) alludes to the beach’s reddish pebbles and red-hued rocks behind the beach. It is a beach with many pluses: besides combining both sand and pebbles on its shore, it faces the uninhabited islet of Psathonisi, which acts as a natural buffer, sheltering the beach from unfriendly winds. Its clear and calm waters coupled with the tranquility of the area, make it a serene yet easy to access destination. A walk to the environs of the nearby picturesque village of Finikas (named after the ancient port of the Phoenicians), will come to complete with its scenic beauty the pleasure of your day excursion.
Kokkina is not what we would call a beach with full amenities. It does make some straw sun umbrellas available, with the rest of the shaded spots being under the natural umbrella of the tamarisks. The village of Finikas is your closest option for food and drink or anything else you may need while you relax on the beach of Kokkina. Kokkina Beach is just 1.5 km away from the beach of Finikas. It can be accessed by car via a rather decent dirt road. It is approximately 12 km away from Hermoupolis, in the southwestern part of the island.