Kendros, 1.25km southeast of Stavros, best reached by a stepped track, is a sandy and secluded beach with a seasonal taverna and free camping. Livadi, an hour’s hike further east, sees even fewer visitors. A steep 20-minute walk up from Livadi is the excellent taverna I Kori tou Mihali in the village of Mersini. Both Kendros and Livadi are popular with naturists.

At the end of the road on the northeast coast, the tiny village of Kalotaritissa boasts three gorgeous little beaches and a seasonal taverna. Get here by minibus or the boat Margissa in summer – or hike over the hill from Stavros in 90 minutes.