The renowned beaches of Thesprotia and especially Perdika have become unforgettable for many visitors. Beginning in the south of the area, the beautiful Prapamali beach is a hidden treasure, which, despite its difficult accessibility, whoever has been there will visit it again and again. It is perfect for those seeking a little adventure, peace and maybe those who can reach it by boat.
Karavostasi is the longest beach in Thesprotia. The Daily Telegraph calls this beach “a slice of Hellenic heaven”. The sand is thick and the waters deep- crystal clear and it is ideal for those who love swimming.
Arilla, the small harbor, is just to the north of Karavostasi. This picturesque beach with its shallow water and fine sand is a great choice for families with young children. The fishing boats on the left and the rocky mountainside on the right complete the picture of this ideal beach.
A small road through olive groves will lead you to the pretty beach of Sofas. A great location for those who enjoy camping as you will find the only campsite in the area here.
Agia Paraskevi is much loved by visitors to Perdika. The small, lush island opposite the beach, acts as its protector. Many swimmers head for the island to discover its beauty.
Mega Drafi is the last and most northern of Perdika’s beaches. Another beach with its own unique character, here you can enjoy the clean waters and once in a lifetime swims, exploring the sea life hidden among the rocks.
There is something for everyone in this area. These are some of the beaches of Perdika, but it would be better to discover them for yourselves, and maybe you will find your own hidden treasures…
If you ever have the opportunity, take some time to visit the archeological site, Dimokastro or Ancient Elina, for an unforgettable experience. Overlooking Karavostasi Beach, the settlement was once the home of the Elinoi, and dates back as far as the 3rd Century B.C. The findings show that it had trade relations with a lot of other ancient towns such as Corinth and it colonies in Corfu and Lefkada, the kingdom of Macedonia, Amvraka, Kassiopi as wella as Ionia in Asia Minor. The town seems to have been destroyed by the Romans, but was not abandoned.
Today, the site can be visited although, over the last years, due to the economic crisis, its good condition has been difficult to maintain. However, during the summer months, every attempt is made to ensure accessibility to visitors to the area.
The first thing you will admire is the view. Corfu and the islands of Paxos seem to be a few steps away. Towards the North East, Thesprotia spreads in front of your eyes, and you can imagine a small harbor at the edge of Karavostasi Beach, where ships would arrive with their merchandise. “Marine traffic” existed more in those days.
The mountain on which the archeological site stands separates the beach of Karavostasi from the smaller beach of Prapamali. This small and “secret” beach does not have easy access, but its crystal clear waters, golden sand and the surrounding mountains, give you the sense of being in the midst of a scene from an old fairytale.
From the top of the mountain you can see three large rocks. It is said that three sisters were out collecting wild roots when they were struck by lightning and turned to stone, and so these rocks were named the “Three Sisters”