Simos Beach

Beach name: Simos Beach
Location: Elafonisos, Lakonia, Peloponnese
Our rating: 5/5 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

Simos beach photograph
Simos Beach
Elafonissos island, Lakonia, Peloponnese
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 5/5 about
  • Access:
    Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
    Cantina/kiosk at the beach
    Organized camping site near the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping (although parking might be hard to find after 10:00 AM.
  • Snorkeling:
    Average snorkeling site
  • Notes:
    Simos has aquired fame through word of mouth and it is a very popular beach with Greeks. It is so popular that it's hard to find parking or space to spread your towel despite it's large size. But these little problems don't prevent thousands of visitors who choose it for the "party"-like atmosphere that's promoted by the bars on the beach.

    It's perfect for those who like to go to the beach to "see and be seen", but if you prefer more peace and quiet, don't despair, the less organized (aka fewer sun beds and more free sand) Sarakiniko beach is just around the corner.

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach Report by Peggy
    Beach Location Elafonissos
    Beach Name Simos
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Seas Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Bar yes
    Cantina yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments It doesn't get better than this. I heard that George Bush Senior visited by boat as well as Princess Diana shortly before her death. The far beach at Simos often has luxury yachts anchored off shore. It is about a 5 klm walk to the beach from town. Unfortunately you get to pass the garbage dump. I have been to the island 3 times. I love it there.

    Beach Report by Wojtek Kondrat
    Beach Location Elafonissos
    Beach Name Simos
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Cantina yes
    Snorkeling Not very good for snorkeling
    Comments One of the best beaches I've ever been!!
    Great water and beautiful sand. Quite shallow for a while - superb for kids and ball paying. Some flat rocks at the bottom

    Beach Report by alessandro davoli
    Beach_Location elafonissos
    Beach_Name simos
    Year_Last_Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea_Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Restaurant Yes
    RV,_Camper_Accessibility Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments

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. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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