Vathi Beach

Beach name: Vathi Beach
Our rating: 3/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

Click the stars to rate it

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
Vathi Beach
Sifnos island
  • Beach berm:
  • Seafloor:
  • 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
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
  • Water Sports
    No water sports available on the beach
  • Snorkeling:
    Not very good for snorkeling
    Sandy sea floor
  • Notes:
    Vathi is a tiny town that hosts a hotel as big as the town itself. The hotel has been built with multiple units that look like the local architecture so it really looks like an extention of the town itself. In fact, if it wern't for the huge swimming pool by the beach the hotel would have been invisible. The pool is only for hotel patrons but the part of the beach in front of it is the best. Some parts of the beach are lined with sun beds and parasoles for the hotel guests, but the rest of the beach is open to all.

    Because the hotel blocks direct access to the beach, you have to park kind of far on the main road and then walk down a dirt road that brings you to a narro part of the beach not really suitable for swimming. A short walk to the left, through a very narrow beach (sometimes you have to walk in water) will bring you to the nice part in front of the hotel.

    Visitors' Reports

    Richard from South Africa (2007)

    Excellent village resort. The best place to eat is Manoli’s, right on the beach. Located on the way to the swimming beach in front of Ellie’s Resort Hotel. Excellent food, including traditional chickpea dish cooked on Sundays. Most of the vegetables served are from their own garden, behind the restaurant. Also check out the bakery and coffee shop next door, run by the same family. The sea around Sifnos is cold, but at Vathi is a little warmer because of being shallower and exposed to the sun for longer in the day, being on the west side of the island.


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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