The most easily accessible beach is the one that lies exactly in front of the settlement.

At the rest, which are too many, you may go by car, as many rural roads are open, or rent a boat to discover the most secret sides of the island.

It is certain that you will be charmed by its virginally intact beauty, countless caves and calm.

For locals, the most famous beaches are as follows:

Pachi, Saint Dimitrios, Trygari, Trypiti, Ftelio, Gournias and Lydario. Across the beach of Alonitsi and 200m away there is Velia, an isolated island where you may go even by swimming.

Do not miss:

  • The beach of Alonitsi, if you are a fan of surfing. Here, you will see one of the few vineyards of the island.
  • The beach of Karavotsakisma (!) with multicolored pebble and an impressive rock. 
  • Lifestyle in Ai-Stratis

    Lifestyle in Ai-Stratis

    At this tranquil place, its few shops are enough to give their own lifestyle, in a formerly exile place, which today has all recommendations to become a small holiday paradise.
  • Ai Stratis

    Useful for the visitor

    Nowadays, there are about 200 beds in the island.
  • Dwellers of Ai Stratis


    A few dwellers, hospitable, pure and smiley emit a Zen atmosphere of another era. Trust their experience –many of them and their families travelled or lived in other places of Greece or abroad, searching for a better fate.
  • Gastronomy of the island

    Gastronomy of the island

    Here, gastronomy hits at the rhythms of fresh lobsters, rock red mullets –from the most rare of Aegean as to the delicious taste- and sea breams. It constitutes a fish place of high tasty standards.
  • Pure and virgin place

    Pure and virgin place

    The certain is that travelers who finally arrive here are in danger of revealing themselves without compunction, because together with the revelation of this imperious rampart, they will be found in front of an absolutely authentic place that raises internal processes.
    For many of us, it constitutes a famous place for the exiles during the difficult years of political juxtapositions in Greece.
  • Ai-Stratis

    The island

    The island of Ai-Stratis constitutes an energy and impressively idyllic scenery, left at the dreamlike peacefulness of Archipelagos. It is overgrown with forests of oak-tree and disposes of many kilometers of sand.