Very particular as you’ll have the sea in front of you and the lake just behind you. You don’t find a lot of people even in the high season and there is often a lot of wind. It is located on the Southwest coast.
Being part of the Korission lagoon it is one of the few beaches where little or no development is allowed as it is part of the Natura 2000 areas, so by today's standards one of the few 'wild' beaches left unaltered by human intervention and yes it is also one of the windiest beaches of the island.
The beach is a long, wide stretch of soft yellow sand backed by bushes and wild vegetation, there are a couple of beach bars which serve drinks and basic snacks, beds & umbrellas can be hired at a few locations along with basic showers. You can leave your stuff on the beach to go for a drink and it will all be there whenever you go back.
Chalikounas beach is a luxurious spot for surfers, lots of space to rig up, very few swimmers to worry about, no parking problems or having to carry equipment on your back. For surfers this is the closest you can get to 'lounge surfing' but not really a place to sunbathe.
A mile-long and 25m-wide sandy beach with flat, choppy waters.
Wind speed ranges between 12-20 knots. During the kitesurf season (from April till September) and especially in July, a northwest, side-shore, and thermal wind blow consistently. Over the first few metres, shallow water makes the beach ideal for beginners. Water gently deepens favouring practicing from more experienced surfers as well.