Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elafonisos Island

Elafonisos is famous for Simos, its spectacular white sand beach. A short drive from Neapolis, one can take the ferry across the narrow strait to the island reputed to be the home of the Cyclops in Odysseus’ time.

Now its small port is filled with fishing boats, the dock lined with tavernas serving the daily catch. Alternatively, one can hire a traditional caique (wooden boat) for a day trip to Simos beach followed by lunch at the harbor.