At a short forty minute drive from the island’s airport, you’ll soon be basking in summer temperatures of over 35`C. The area is backed by high, lush mountains leading down to the long stretches of sandy beach. There are seven beaches in this area which are known as some of the most beautiful in the Ionian Sea. The most popular is Banana Beach which is popular in high season. The clear waters and choice of water sports makes it a real haven for sun worshipers.
The Caretta Caretta turtles make their home in this area and lay their eggs fifty cm deep into the soft sand. They take eight weeks to hatch and during this whole season, the beach areas are under protection from the National Park. At this time of year, certain areas of the beach are not in use.