“Salty” Beach

Located in the region of Erissos and less than 9km from Fiskardo you can find this beautiful little cove. At the village of Maganos you will  turn left and follow the signs for Alaties beach and Chalikeri.

The name Alaties comes from the salt that dries at small hollows of the rocks next to the beach. It is worth it to take a little walk to see them.

alaties holes

Salt Pools, Alaties Beach

In this tiny beach there is room only for a few people but still the location is worth a visit.

After a day tour around Fiskardo and the beaches close by, I recommend you end up here, late afternoon to admire the sunset  from this location. If you do not want to swim you can stop for a drink at Acqua Alaties, a Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar run by Greek-Italian Stefano, a friendly host.

If you explore the peninsula to the right of the beach you will find several shallow rock pools. In years gone by, salt was collected from these pools after the seawater had evaporated. This explains the name of the beach. In Greek, salt is “Alati”. In very windy weather it is unwise to explore the rock pools. The waves can be very powerful and people have been swept off the rocks! Divers should use extra caution due to the sea currents.

There are some very rudimentary changing rooms to the left of the steps as you leave the beach.