The beach Kasonia is the closest one to Pothia and is located on the road towards the beach Therma, behind the harbor. It is a long sandy beach, with a few trees on its coast that provide natural shade to bathers. It is preferred by families with children and also by the inhabitants of Pothia, due to its easy access from the city. There are sun beds and umbrellas for hire, changing rooms, beach bars and some restaurants.
The road west out of Pothia leads to the village of Vothini then down to the inlet at Vlychadia where there are two pleasant bays each side of the small harbour, one a gentle curve of shaded sand the other a small strip of clean pebbles. Good taverns back both beaches and regular excursion leave Vlychadia for the cave at Kefala just along the coast south-west of Vylchadia.