Zavia, Mega, and Mikri Ammos

Beach name: Zavia, Mega, and Mikri Ammos
Location: Sivota, Thesprotia, Epiros
Our rating: 2/5 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

  • Beach berm:
    Shingle, Large Pebbles,
  • Seafloor:
    Shingle, Large Pebbles, Rock
  • Water rating: 3/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
  • Water Sports
    No water sports available on the beach
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
  • Notes:
    There are three accessible beaches near Sivota, Zavia beach, Mega Ammos, and Mikri Ammos. All are almost identical comprised mostly with medium size pebbles, and clean and cold waters. All three are within short driving distance from Sivota town toward the south, have small parking lots, and a restaurant.

    Of the three, Mega Ammos is the largest, but all three get very crowded over the summer when locals and tourists pack them to enjoy the clean waters.

    They are fine beaches to swim at, but definetly not worth traveling far out of your way to get there. So, why is sivota so famous for it's beaches then?

    There are three other beaches in Sivota that are not accessible by car. The one closest to town, is a fine patch of sand that connects the mainland with the Gourouni islet, and it's exclusively taken over by a large resort called The Retreat, which is managed by a British travel company. You can can get to it from the mainland, but it's so crowded with The Retreat patrons and their waterspots that it's probably not worth the trouble.

    The best places to swim at Sivota are just around the corner in the little islands right off the mainland. You can rent a motor boat in Sivota for the day so you can explore yourself, or you can pay a water taxi to take you to Pisina beach which is the best, or the Diapori beach. Since Diapori beach is on a narrow passage that attracts a lot of boat traffic, we recommend Pisina beach for a bit more peace and quiet.

    Either way you will have a chance to explore the shallow caverns found on the rugged coast, and you will enjoy some of the most beautiful sea water.

     

    Visitors' Reports

    BEACH REPORT BY Marcel
    BEACH LOCATION Sivota
    BEACH NAME
    YEAR LAST VISITED 2005-2010
    RATING 2 = Average ( could go for swimming again if we happened to
    be in the area)
    BEACH Large Pebbles
    SEA FLOOR Large Pebbles
    WATER 5/5
    CLOTHING Topless is not common
    ACCESS Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    RESTAURANT Yes
    BAR yes
    TOWN WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE yes
    NO AMENITIES Bring your own food and water
    RV, CAMPER ACCESSIBILITY Site suitable for parking for the day, but
    not for camping
    SNORKELING Good snorkeling site
    COMMENTS I don`t like pebbles.

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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