Ayia Thekla Beach
Ayia Thekla Beach is a splendid seaside destination, part of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas. It has soft, golden sand stretching about 300 meters along the coast. Clean and well-organized, it has the Blue Flag seal of approval from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Close to the shore, a small islet serves as a natural breakwater, protecting the beach from the waves.
You’ll find sun loungers and parasols for rent, and all the typical facilities including restrooms, showers, and changing rooms. Lifeguards on duty are only available in the summer months. You can bring your own food, but there is a restaurant by the beach serving excellent fare and decent prices.
Activities at Ayia Thekla Beach include volleyball and water sports like water skiing, snorkelling, banana boat rides, kayaking, S.U.P, wakeboarding, and others.
The beach takes its name from the Ayia Thekla Chapel – a Greek Orthodox cave temple by the sea. It’s not far and it is a site worth seeing if you are in the area. Near the cave chapel, there’s a modern church with whitewashed façade and blue accents, known as Ayia Thekla Church.