The beach is protected by the weather conditions and it is the most easily accessible beach of Astypalaia. It is located close to the old central port of the island, in the area of Pera Yalos, under the shadow of the old castle. The waters there are crystal clear and the visitor can have a nice swim and relax after the intensity of the activities during visiting the rest of the island. There are plenty of trees most of the way along the beach above the water line that offer lovely shade. You will also find several taverns, cafés and other stores for your shopping. The beach is convenient for families with small children. Little tourist boats depart from Pera Yalos on a daily basis for day-trips to the several beaches of the island and the islets of Kounoupes and Koutsomytis.