One of my favourite place, on the south west of the island. The beach at Aghia Paraskevi has had sunbeds, a bar, a restaurant... all that stuff over the years. The bottom picture taken in summer 2000 shows a 'busier' time there.

As of 2011, it merely had a small church, a few visiting yachts and it's own beauty. In 2012 the beach reacquired a beach bar in the mid summer.... who knows what the next years may bring.

For visitors, you can get there by bike and in the summer there is an occasional bus or boat service to this beach.

Sadly, much of the forest behind the beach seen in the lower picture was destroyed in a fire in 2005. But, that ground is already greening over again and given time, the pine forest will re-establish itself.