A safe anchorage for vessels that cannot enter the port, is located in a distance of approximately 0.1 miles to the east of the isle of Despotikó, at depths of between 21 and 28 m. Southeast winds causes a rolling sea in the bay, but does not make the anchorage untenable. When there are strong northwest winds at the strait of Kárpathos, strong north gale winds prevail in the anchorage. In these conditions it is advisable to anchor in the northwest part of the bay, at depths of between 9 and 18 m, where calm conditions interrupted by light squalls will be experienced.
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Take the road to Amoopi and before you get there a dirt road, in good condition, to your right will lead you to Fokia (there is a sign). A small quiet beach awaits you with shallow waters, large pebbles, little shade, boats moored at the edge and a new hotel where you will find water and anything else you may need as there is also a snack bar.
The well organized beach of Megali (“big”) Ammoope, or Votsalakia (“fine pebbles”), as it is better known due to the fine pebbles, is the most popular beach of the island, for all ages of visitors. It is situated at a distance of 6 kilometers southern to Pigadia, in front of the homonymous settlement.
The small sandy beach of Ammoope (hole in the sand in Greek), or as it is better known, Mikri (small) Ammoope, is one of the loveliest beaches of the island, with light yellow sand and crystal clear sea. It is situated at a distance of 7 kilometers southern to Pigadia.