How to get by car to Melidoni Beach in Greece?

Paralia Melidoni is a secluded beach with pristine sand, clear water, and terrific views located on the island of Cythera (Kythira) in Greece. If you are afraid of driving next to cliffs and narrow roads, reconsider beforehand.

Melidoni Beach Road

Where is Melidoni Beach in Greece?

Located in a small bay surrounded by rocky cliffs, in the municipality of Kythira, in the southwestern part of the island, the island's capital, called “Kythira” or “Chora” in Greek, is located to the south of the beach. At the entrance of the beach, there is a car parking. There is a bar with umbrellas and beds.

How long is the road to Melidoni Beach in Greece?

Starting from Kasimatianika, the rough road to Melidoni Beach is 5.1 km (3.16 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 378 meters. The average gradient is 7.41%.

Is the road to Melidoni Beach in Greece difficult?

The road to the beach is pretty challenging. It’s a rough road with concrete, gravel, and sand parts, so attention is required. Preferably use a 4wd vehicle. It is pretty narrow, impassable for two cars at the same time, and very steep. On the way to the beach, you can see the old monastery of St. Kosmas.
Pic: Nikos Papanagiotou