Just a short distance from Chora but only visible to the “initiates” there is a small “mysterious” and hardly accessible sand beach, Lydia Beach. Its secret lies in the morphology of the soil but also in the absence of easy land access to it. This feature makes it ideal for nature lovers who avoid any human intervention but also for nudism as it is considered – even very close to the capital of the island – by the most deserted of Andros.
Adventurous approach from the land
Lydi Beach is located in the small cove, formed between the two Capetes, located to the left of Chora just after Paraporti Beach and to the right of the Heliport on the island. To approach it, you must head south to the villages of Livadia and Syneti in the central road of Chora – Korthi. At the intersection with the road leading to the Heliport on your right there is a small path downhill to the slope (with the chapels) will lead you to the height of the sea and the beach. Of course, it is much easier if you have a boat (or rent one) to go in no time at Lydi, from the nearby beach Paraporti.
Lydi Beach – Hiking east of Eden
The beach has a lot of sand and it is filled with stones and pebbles, while there are plaques and rocks “paved” to the sea, which however deepens abruptly in the first step. The bay is deep and narrow, the rocks to the right and to the left are ideal for fishing with a rod but also for the undisturbed sunbathing of sight. There are no trees or other natural shade on the sand but a few meters away from the beach there is dense vegetation reaching the sand while the rocks and reeds will offer you coolness. When the North wind blows, Lydi beach is unapproachable even by sea. In addition to water games and underwater exploration of the surrounding rocks, it is advisable to retain forces for return as the uphill path to the road is several meters long.