Meloi beach is one of the closest beaches to the port of Skala.
Being only 2km away, it’s a 15-minute walk making it very popular with people who have no transportation. It’s a sandy beach with tamarisk trees for shade.
The islands camping site is only 20 meters away from the beach offering a popular restaurant and a mini market.
There is also a traditional Greek tavern and a dock for shallow mooring.
Psili Amos is a sandy beach. It's a 20-30 minute walk or 40-60 minute boat ride from Skala. So it's not something people will do every day. It is especially crowded in high season (August) on Sundays, because of locals spending their day-off there and the tourists. The walk is over two hills and a small mountain on a well-trotted donkey track, so the chances of getting lost are unlikely. Walking there around midday should be avoided because it gets hot and tiring especially for the elderly, children and the unfit.
On windy days people spend their day playing with the waves that get around 0.5 to 1 meter high. On a calm day people will need a spray for the flies which can become a little annoying.
The beach is divided in half (unofficially). The furthest from the tavern is the nudist half. Although nudism is prohibited on this holy island, on some beaches it is tolerated. On the side of the tavern (which is the side you will be entering) you do not meet nudists.
There are also stone wind stoppers built by passing campers who camp under tamarisk trees. They have built six of these and many of them have been coming here for years. Some of them just come for Psili Amos and don't leave the beach until it's time for them to leave the island.
The beach is taken care of by a family that owns the tavern. The food is cooked with fresh ingredients, especially the goat-stew. For the people who plan to spend the night and want dinner, they need to inform the tavern to prepare enough portions.
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