Two magnificent beaches line the crescent harbour that curves directly below the village. The larger, logically known as Main Beach, is a perfect swimming spot – sandy with shallow water – for kids. Follow a path north to the western tip of the bay to reach the smaller, taverna-fringed Pallas Beach. Don’t swim near the jetty here, which is home to sea urchins, but if it gets too crowded you can swim from the rocks beyond.
Ten minutes’ walk from town on the other, western, side of the Acropolis, sheltered St Paul’s Bay is similarly caressed by turquoise waters.