The rocky coastline of Arkasa is called Marmara beach. This beach is located next to Arkasa, on the northwestern side of the town, next to Paleokastro hill. Marmara beach is one of the unorganized beaches of Karpathos, because it is a narrow and rocky beach. Someone mention it as Arkasa beach (Παραλία Αρκάσα), but it’s just a rocky coast, which is not suitable for a swim.
There are no tourist facilites, so if someone take a visit here, can’t find parasols or sunbeds for rent due to the rocky coast. The seabed of Marmara is filled with stones and pebbles, deepens quickly and there are often waves. This beach is abandoned place and the other beach of Arkasa, called Agios Nikolaos beach is much better in all terms.
Agios Nikolaos beach is about 1 kilometer away from Marmara beach, on the southern side of Arkasa village and Paleokastro hill, and has soft golden sand, restaurant, beach bar and parking lot.
The best thing in Marmara beach that one of the sights of Arkasa is situated near, because Church of Agia Sophia (Εκκλησία Αγία Σοφία) and its Roman mosaics are located just about 250 meters away. The other interesting sights of Arkasa (Arcesine) are situated on the Paleokastro hill, on the heights above the church, which are known as the ancient Arkesia.
In the west coast of Karpathos some of the best beaches are situated in Kato Lefkos, about 22 kilometers away in the north. If you are looking of hotels and apartments in Arkasa, take a look here.
Marmara beach additional info
- Also known as: Arkasa beach, Παραλία Αρκάσα
- Coordinates: 35.476289, 27.116409
- Location: 17 kilometers from Pigadia (capital of Karpathos)
- Sea water color: blue
- Sand type: pebbles, rocks
- Depth: deepens quickly
- Sea surface: there are usually waves
- Crowds: not crowded
- Facilities: –
- Other Information: not suitable for swim
- Accessibility: by asphalt road
- Wind conditions: can be windy