Agioi Saranta is an unexploited beach and therefore magic, green and blue waters, as clear as crystal and an uninterrupted beach make it a virgin spot and a dream destination where imagination can wander freely and leave its subtle traces on the golden sand.
In the North Eastern part of Pelion, next to Plaka beach, Agioi Saranta beach owes its name to the homonymous chapel of the area.
This is a mystic place! The sand is soft, the sea is amazingly blue and clean and the surrounding high cliffs standing behind the beach, with the characteristic one being the “monk” (If you look closely you will be able to picture the shape of a monk who is bending), create a unique breathtaking scenery.
Nice setting, good clear waters with easy access and nice places to buy food / drinks “Monk Paradise Beach Bar” in the far right has umbrellas and sunbeds. The bar organizes often events which attract a lot of people. Except the bar there are taverns close.
We must mention that the seaport of Makrirachi is Agioi Saranta beach. You can visit Makrirachi, Horefto and the beach Banikas, an isolated beach.
If you like to walk you can also visit the Virgin Mary Manifested chapel wonderfully build in the rock.
The light blue, crystal clear water lap of the Aegean Sea is ideal for diving away from the crowds you feel like you get to your own paradise. The atmosphere is astonishing, the water is pure clear and the sand is snow-white!
You can also walk the Horefto – Agios Ioannis route which passes right through Agioi Saranta. Leaving Horefto we keep walking on the asphalt uphill until the third right turn, where we head straight to guesthouse ”Enastron”. Passing right to the building, we continue straight ahead on a path which soon joins an earth road. We head left and then to the right, and pass just under a summer hut on our left side. After that hut, the path is obvious and goes downhill to reach the narrow asphalt road leading to the beach of Agioi Saranta.
Τhis route connects the two main tourist beaches of Pelion`s eastern coast, Horefto and Agios Ioannis, passing from another three beaches that lie in between, Agii Saranda, the isolated Banikas, Plaka and then Agios Ioannis. It is not entirely coastal though, as it reaches a maximum altitude of up to 260 meters. During the walk you can also see the Virgin Mary Manifested chapel build in the rock.
Access is easy with the car to Makrirachi or Horefto. For Horefto you take the Provincial Road Volou – Tsagaradas – Horeftou, Zagora – Mouresi 370 01, Greece.
You can also walk from the South of Horefto, a 15-minute walk. Passing by the harbour, follow the coastal path to the golden sandy beach with the amazing high rock “monk” where the boldest ones dive from into the Aegean.
Another walk is a narrow, steep tarmac road that takes you from Makrirahi (3km) to this large beautiful beach resort.
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