This is the surfers' favourite beach. A passable dirt road leads there, 300 m from the central road before the airport. The distance from Pigadia is 13.5 km and the 1 km-long beach is full of coarse sand. There is a wind-surfing station here with a bar for the fans of the sport, their friends and spectators. There are no beach umbrellas. The organisation for surfing is quite impressive and provides total safety within a friendly environment.
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.
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.
This beach is located on the southwest part of the island and 2 kilometers from the airport. It has beautiful long shore of golden sand and very shallow waters, but also there are challenging waves making it a surfers and kite surfers a true and unforgettable experience.