Kamares

Kamares is about 5 km away from Apollonia. It is the main port facility of the island and the largest coastal settlement.

The majority of the rooms to let, hotels, and restaurants are to be found in Kamares, as well as a number of grocery stores, shops, bakeries, a private camp site, tourist offices, numerous cafés, pâtisseries, and pottery workshops, the Municipal Information Office, and the Port Authority.

On the opposite side to Kamares, the ‘Pera Panta’ (the ‘Forever Beyond’, is the area of Agia Marina, named for the church on the side of the hill. In Agia Marina too, there are also rooms to let, hotels, grocery stores, cafés and restaurants.

Between the two areas lies the beach of Kamares, one of the most beautiful pristine sandy beaches, bordered by native vegetation, reed beds, coastal lagoons and sand dunes, where rare 'sand lilies' bloom in August. The beach receives awards every year from the FEE, with the blue flag of the European Union indicating its compliance with 32 strict criteria of the programme (cleanliness, organisation, swimming water quality, safety, life guard facilities, first aid, services, facilities, etc.)

A number of hiking routes start out from Kamares, including those leading to the Nymfon church at Korakies, the Mavri Spilia (the Black Cave), the site of the old mining area, and the NATURA protected site. Another trail of greater difficulty leads to the north of the chapel of Agia Anna in Pera Panta, heading towards Agios Simeon. Another hiking route leads east to Apollonia and the central inland village settlements.