On the west coast of Andros, moving to the south, you will find a small, sandy beach with fine pebbles and trees, the Plaka Beach. After the excellent beaches from North to South chalkolimionas and Apothikes in the same area, with its archaeological interest, there’s a third beach and a favorite destination for fishermen. It belongs to the municipal district of Korthi. Its main characteristic is the combination of trees for shade, wonderful blue waters, sand with fine pebbles and rock in the corners, which make it ideal for everything you want.
How to go to Beach Plaka
Plaka is located near the village of Zaganiari about 30 km from the port of Gavrio and 20 from the capital Chora. Arriving at Stavropeda you continue towards Korthi and at the height of the settlement Zaganiari and you turn right. The beach is under the beautiful chapel of Agios Georgios Farali. The route from that point to the sea is on a dirt road. From the coastal road, it is virtually immediately after the beach Apothikes towards the South but its approach is not from a different path. Plaka beach is wonderful. It has fine sandy pebbles and trees that offer shade. The rocks on the right and left of the sandy beach are ideal for sunbathing and fishing. Also because of the cove, Plaka is protected by the summer “meltemia” winds more than other beaches of the area.
The ancient and the fishermen
Plaka was an old meeting place for fishermen in the area. In the old days, there were many “konakia” of such fishermen, signs that can be seen today near the sandy beach. Also, perhaps due to the proximity to the “ancient city of Europe”, the famous Strofila, and the neighboring Zagora, on the nearby Plaka Beach have been found traces of another prehistoric settlement