The town beach 2km west of the Venetian Harbour at Nea Hora is crowded but convenient if you just want to cool off and get some rays. Koum Kapi is less used (and less clean). For better swimming, keep heading west to the beaches (in order) of Agioi Apostoli, Hrysi Akti and Kalamaki, which are all served by local buses heading towards Platanias.