Agios Ioannis Beach

Beach name: Agios Ioannis Beach
Location: Pelion
Our rating: 3/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Agios Ioannis beach
Agios Ioannis beach, Pelion
This is a photo of the main beach in front of the town.
The Northern part where the sand is much better for swimming.
The southern end is made of large pebbles.
  • Beach berm:
    Sand, Shingle, Large Pebbles, Large Cobles, Rocκ in different patches.
  • Seafloor:
    Sand, Large Pebbles, Small Pebbles, Rock
  • Water rating: 3/6 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, plus a long walk or climb
    Boat = Accessible by boat only
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Bar at the beach
    Cantina at the beach
    Town within walking distance
    Camping site on the beach
    Hotel on the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Some Room for Parking
    Organized Camping
    The road from Pelion to Ag. Ioannis beach is narrow and a fairly challenging drive
  • Snorkeling:
    It does not look promising. I did not snorkel, but a little farther away from the beach near the northern end there seems to be better snorkeling waters
  • Notes:

    The beach is right next to the main road of town which is very narrow, and does not have much traffic. Finding parking there might be impossible, but there is a parking lot at the southern end of the town. This too gets packed with cars in the summer, and so do the surrounding streets. I saw many cars trying to maneuver in a tiny spaces as they drove back and forth trying to find as parking spot.

    A large camping ground occupies an olive grove at the southern end, and it too was packed when we visited in July.

    Just beyond the northern end of the town, a footpath over the headland (around the marina) will bring you to a nicer, and more quiet beach (picture bellow) that attracts a younger crowd.

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

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