Skala Potamia is a small town in the northeast of the island located in Golden Beach, a 3km long bay. On the north side of the bay is located Skala Panagia and on the south side Skala Potamia. Skala Panagia is also known as the Golden Beach. These are all small towns, which are almost without inhabitants during winter. This is especially true for Skala Panagia.
Skala Potamija is known as an ideal destination for a peaceful, family vacations. It started developing relatively late, so most of the accommodations are more recent.
The place has several grocery stores, 2 cafés, 7-8 tavernas and a few rent-a-car (bike) agencies.
When choosing accommodation, it does matter what part of the Skala Potamia you choose, because the Skala Potamia extends 1,5km along the beach called Hrisi Akti. It can happen that you book accommodation next to the beach but at the same time far from center of the town more than one kilometer. All facilities that place offers are by the small public beach, which is located in the southern part of the bay. From the city beach to the north, there is a beach that in its beginning is a little rocky, and then only sand. Along the beach there are few taverns, and a large number of hotels and villas for rent. Apart from these small shops, there are little other facilities. Skala Potamia is a flat place, which makes it ideal for cycling and hiking, and from any villa you can, by foot, reach the center of Skala Potamia, but also the center of Skala Panagia.
Due to the large flat area that belongs to the Skala Potamia, a number of new, modern villas and hotels, with huge yards, private parking and close to the beautiful sandy beach, has been built. Since the Skala Potamia doesn’t have a lot of natives, the place is not as lively as Limenas and Potos, but it is rather quiet. You can feel completely safe and peaceful. If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet, family resort with a sandy beach then Skala Potamia is ideal for you.
Part of the beach called the “City beach” is about 200m long. It is quite wide beach and one part includes toys for children. The beach is sandy on the shore and in the water, known for its shallow water and is a favorite for families with young children. Sometimes waves can occur, usually in August, which is a special attraction, as the waves are not big and dangerous but small and in the shallow water.
Skala Potamia can be ideal as a base for visiting the island. Staying here, you always have a great beach at your close distance, and on the other hand, only two minutes drive away from the Golden beach, 10 minutes drive from the famous Paradise beach. The traditional Panagia village is very close (3-4 minutes drive).
When you want some more events, nightlife, entertainment and fun for the kids, the capital of the island, Limenas, is just a 10-minute drive away with all its facilities.
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