The picturesque village of Kapsali, 2km south of Hora, is made spectacular by its twin sandy bays and sparkling waters. The protected harbour served as Hora’s port in Venetian times, and the ochre beach has sheltered swimming. Kapsali's curving bays, lined with restaurants and cafes, look dazzling when viewed from Hora’s kastro.
The rocky island offshore is known as Itra (cooking pot) because when clouds gather above it locals say it looks like a steaming cooking pot.
Panayotis Rent a Car on the waterfront rents canoes, pedal boats, cars, mopeds and bicycles. Kaptain Spiros takes daily cruises on his glass-bottomed boat (from €12 per person), including to Itra, where you can swim.