#2. Discover its fantastic beaches

The peninsula of Pilio hosts some of the most iconic beaches in Greece. Deep crystal waters, surrounded by steep green mountainsides, create some quite dramatic places for you to relax.

Agios Ioannis is a gorgeous sandy beach on the northern side of Pilio, in front of the likewise named village. Big trees and clear blue waters combine to form a dreamy landscape. Because of this unique beauty and the international publicity, this beach attracts thousands of visitors around its camping and its many seashore hotels.

Right next to it, you can also find the seemingly endless beach of Papa Nero. Enormous, featuring fine white sand and turquoise waters, this beach is a pure marvel.


Milopotamos is a hidden white pebbled beach, with an exotic landscape of unique beauty. It is divided by rocky arches into two sections with a snaky path leading from one part to another. The overshadowing pine forest complements the whole fantastic scenery.

Horefto is Zagora’s port village and its old trade and maritime center. It features one of the largest (more than 2 km) and most beautiful sandy beaches of eastern Pilio. This superb white sand beach, with deep blue waters, is entirely organized and recommended for a family day.

Near the town of Argalasti, in southern Pilio, lies the beach of Potistika, a natural paradise of magnificent large sandy beaches, with clear blue waters, using the green of the mountain as a backdrop. Rocky blocks decorate the landscape, attaching a natural and savage atmosphere to the site.

Take particular notice of the winds before visiting any of the beaches in Pilio, as it can ruin your day. If the staggering beaches facing the Aegean are wing-buffeted, you can always opt for the calmer beaches, inside the Pagasetic Gulf, like Afissos or Kala Nera.