Glystra beach is just a short bus ride (or a 3km walk) away from Kiotari. Whereas the latter it full of hotels and a beach that is less than perfect, just down the road is this idyllic sandy beach, a million miles from the maddening crowds. There is free parking if you have rented a car and showers on the beach too.

The sand is soft and warm, and the water slopes out very slowly, making it a fantastic place for kids. The water is clear and perfect for snorkeling. There are also canoe and paddle boats available for hire. Sun beds can be hired for 4 euros, but the sand is lovely and soft here, unlike many of the pebble beaches. The beach never seems to get too c