Located just 7km south of Agios Nikolaos, Listi Spilios is a beach with a fascinating past. The name itself, which translates to Robber’s Cave in Greek, originates from the Middle Ages when robbers used to hide in the small caves of the nearby peninsula. The area has grown touristically in recent years, and there are a number of large and small hotels nearby. The beach itself is mainly rocky, though there are some patches of sand, and a hotel in the region has made interventions to the beach which have altered its rocky character. There are umbrellas, beach volley courts and a canteen, and if you’re looking for a quieter spot, you can head to the western part of the beach which is surrounded by dense vegetation due to the presence of fresh water springs.