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According to residents, the island has 70 beaches. Some of them are only accessible by sea. In Livadi are located the beaches Avlomonas and Livadi. There are sandy, cosmopolitan beaches with restaurants and cafes. South of Livadi is the sandy beach Livadakia and below the village Ramos is the shaded and sandy beach of Karavi. Southeast are the beaches Lia and Agios Sostis. The first one is sandy, pebbly and unorganized with enough shade and walking to get to it. At the East is Psili Ammos, which was awarded as the best European beach for 2003 with plenty of shade. It is suitable for families because the water is shallow. Agios Ioannis is an unorganized sandy beach with pebbles in some places. The beach Kentarhos is placed under the homonym settlement. To get there you have to walk down stairs and admire the beautiful landscape with the waterfalls. Northeast of the island you will find the beach of Platis Gialos with pebbles and sand, while in the north, is located Sykamia where you can enjoy local dishes at the taverns.

North you will find Karava with shade trees, consisted with sand and pebbles. Accessible only by boat is Ellinika beach. In the western part are the unorganized beaches Notino and Avesalos with shaded trees. Southwest are the sandy beaches Kountouris, Mega Livadi, Malliadiko. At Mega Livadi is a tavern that you can visit when you are conquered by hunger. At the South you will see the beaches Koutalas and Ganema. They are both organized and accesible by road. Vagia beach at the south of the island, has colorful pebbles but to get there you have to walk a bit. The beach is a part of the European network NATURA 2000. Finally, Dio Gialoudia are located at the homonymous bay, southwest of the island.

In the center of the island is the village of Panagia built on a hill. Its name was taken by the homonym church. Due to the lack of infrastructure, Pyrgos village is almost uninhabited. Pyrgos is located 1.5 km away from the village of Panagia. Standard medieval fortified town is Chora (Capital of the island) that is built on a top of a 200 meters tall hill.