Platy Gialos Beach

Beach name: Platy Gialos Beach
Location: Sifnos island
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

Greece photograph
Platy Gialos Beach
Sifnos island
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 3/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
    Town within walking distance
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.)
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking
  • Snorkeling:
    Not very good for snorkeling
    Sandy sea floor
  • Notes: Driving through Platy Gialos town main road the beach is one block on the left. Park anywhere and walk to the beach.

    As you reach the end of the town, you will see signs to "Zaharou" Beach (click for picture). If you visit Platy Gialos for the fist time you will probably think that the signs poing to a nice swim spot. The truth is that Zaharou Beach is nothing but a bar that has cemented a few rocks by the sea to place some sun beds on it. Unless you are looking for a drink don't drive down the dirt road thinking you are visiting a beach.

    Platy Gialos is a very pleasant beach, albeit narrow. It gets crowded in spots where cafeterias or hotels are near, but there are spots where you can find plenty of space to spread out. It's soft sand and shallow depth is perfect for children.

     

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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