The north bay of Kato Lefkos village is known as Frangolimiona beach, and can be find on Karpathos maps as Frangolimnionas or Παραλία Φραγκολιμιώνα in Greek. This beach is a well organized place with grey sand and with some waves, and as travellers say, it belongs to the best beaches in the area of Lefkos.
The access of Frangolimiona beach is quite easy in Kato Lefkos, because it is located on the north side of the village: find the parking lots in the central area, and from there it can be reached within one minute walk in the direction of northwest.
Frangolimiona beach guide with photos
Frangolimiona beach (Παραλία Φραγκολιμιώνα) is the largest and longest beach in Kato Lefkos with its length of 400 meters. The beach lasts from the west beach of Lefkos to the north sandstone cliffs, these are separeted from each other by a small peninsula.
This beach is well organized during summer periods in Kato Lefkos with parasols, sunbeds, beach bars and restaurants, but it is less built as behind the sandy Lefkos main beach. Due to its size it’s not overcrowded during summer months, everyone fits comfortably in this place.
Frangolimiona beach is known as the wave beach in Lefkos, because while the other two beaches are less wavy, usually this offer waves for its visitors. If you are looking for some adventure, just a take a walk to Frangolimiona and if you get some luck, you there is a chance to experience the atmospheres of a wave pool.
The seabed of Frangolimiona beach is primarily covered by sand, coarse sand and by some pebbles and flat rocks at some places. It deepens average, due to the sea currents it is not so shallow as the other beaches in Kato Lefkos, where the central beach of Lefkos is similar slightly to a lagoon.
The beachfront of Frangolimiona faces to the west, so if the winds blow from that direction, it can be windy.
Near the beach there is a small islet, Sokastro, which is best known from its rocky bays and some Byzantian ruins. Sokastro can be reached only by boat, because it is situated 70 meters away from the coast of Karpathos.
Where to stay in Kato Lefkos, Karpathos
Kato Lefkos is a lovely seaside resort in Karpathos island, where calm atmospheres and great beaches await. The village offer studios, small hotels and apartments for guests, who would like to spend their holiday in a small, but very picturesque fishing village.
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If you are looking for an accommodation which is near Frangolimiona beach, don’t forget to check these recommended apartments and studios below.
Frangolimiona beach (Wave beach of Lefkos) additional info
- Also known as: Frangolimionas beach, Frangolimnionas, Paralia Frangolimiona, Παραλία Φραγκολιμιώνα
- Coordinates: 35.589271, 27.068950
- Location: Kato Lefkos, 34 kilometers from Pigadia (Karpathos town)
- Karpathos 857 00, Greece
- Sea water color: green, blue
- Sand type: sand, coarse sand, pebbles, rocks
- Depth: normal
- Sea surface: usually wavy
- Crowds: normal
- Facilities: parasols and sunbeds for rent, coffee bars, parking lot
- Other Information: –
- Accessibility: by car, by local bus transport
- Wind conditions: can be windy