Beaches

Kedros, 1.25km southeast of Stavros, reached by a steep, stepped track, is a large, gorgeous sandy crescent with a seasonal taverna, free camping and calm cerulean waters. Limenari, a 40-minute walk along the coast from Kedros, is a more secluded cove; both Kedros and Limenari are popular with naturists. Accessible both from the hamlet of Messaria (Charavgi) via a 25-minute hike and the largest village of Mersini via a steep, 25-minute descent, the white-sand sweep of Livadi sees even fewer visitors.

At the end of the road on the northeast coast, the tiny village of Kalotaritissa has three little beaches – two pebble beaches closest to the village and a sandy cove a 10-minute hike away. Get here by minibus, hike, or on the boat Margissa in summer.