Metalia is a very interesting and very special beach.
Pebble is on the shore, and in the water almost all its length are stone slabs. A path was made in the middle to avoid rocks when entering the water. The left side of the beach is more accessible, with a pebbly entrance.
Except for its unusual, flat slabs in the water, the beach is known for its absolute peace and quiet as it is surrounded by hills and greenery, away from roads, areas with people and traffic. Ideal for sunbathing and enjoying reading.
Due to the rocks and the absence of shoals in the water, there are no children on the beach, and therefore no noise, sand throwing and running between towels. The beach is never crowded, so you can take your seat and enjoy it.
How to reach the beach?
Metalia is part of Limenaria so it can be reached by foot, by climbing up to the hill where Palataki is located - which is clearly visible from all sides, and then you descend via a steep footpath to the beach. This is a more hard but more interesting way. The beach can be reached by car, going on the highway from Limenaria to Potos. Less than 1km on the right you’ll see the sign “Metalia”. Begging of the road is paved, then turns into dirt and dusty road. Drive slowly, because it is narrow, steep and rugged and it is leading you to the beach. There is also parking in the shade.
In the backside of the beach, between the pines, there are remains of the old German mine, reminds of the old town which gives a special charm to this beach. Besides the mine, above the beach, you can see the famous palace, the former mine administration that looks like a medieval castle.
Surrounding of the beach is very well decorated, full of marble sculptures, pine trees, red earth, swings and benches.
On the beach there is a bar that is fully integrated into the surrounding of pine trees and greenery and with very quiet music and a nice selection of songs does not disturb the atmosphere. The part of the beach in front of the bar has sunbeds that can be used, but you need to pay 6€ for one set plus drinks.
On the beach there is a volleyball net.
If you wish, you can take the narrow footpath to the palace on a hill, overlooking the beach and to take great photos with a view of the Metalia, turquoise sea and the walls of the old mine.
On the right side, through a small tunnel you can crawl to a small, wild, rocky cove, and then swim to another beautiful sandy cove which is usually used by nudists.
All in all, even if you are not a fan of the rocky beaches, Metalia is worth to go, or at least a look from the hill where is Palataki located.
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