Agios Nikolaos beach (Arkasa beach) Karpathos

Agios Nikolaos beach is the main beach of Arkasa village, which offers soft golden sand, usually big waves, and a slightly organized area.

The beach is located on the southern side of Arkasa, only one kilometer from the town. The road from Arkasa runs directly to the coast, which makes the access of Agios Nikolaos beach quite easy. At the end of the road there is a small parking lot and a few tamarisk trees, that offer some shade to the visitors of the beach.

Agios Nikolaos beach is a middle-sized bay, located on the southern side of to the rocky peninsula 'Paleokastro'. The beach is well organized with some parasols and sunbeds for rent, showers, changing rooms, etc. Agios Nikolaos has have fine golden sand and shallow waters, but usually waves are coming. There are some beach bars behind the beach, with spectacular sea views. Due to its location (on the western side of Karpathos), in the evenings you can enjoy beautiful sunsets here also!

Agios Nikolaos beach Arkasa Karpathos

The 'Paleokastro' hill next to the beach is well known for its archeological importance, because one of the ancient cities of Karpathos, Arkesia was founded here. A small hiking trail leads to the hill, where can be seen some walls and columns of Arkesia.

Arkasa beach (Agios Nikolaos)

Agios Nikolaos beach

Agios Nikolaos (Arkasa) beach additional info

  • Also known as: Arkasa beach
  • Coordinates: 35.473096, 27.113505
  • 16 kilometers from Pigadia
  • Sea water color: green, blue
  • Sand type: sand, pebbles
  • Depth: normal
  • Sea surface: usually wavy
  • Crowds: normal
  • Facilities: parasols and sunbeds for rent, tavern, parking lot
  • Accessibility: asphalt road
  • Wind conditions: usually windy
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