Located 31km north of Agios Nikolaos, Vlychadia is a small seaside settlement with a small fish tavern. There are several small bays with secluded beaches in the area, mainly rocky and pebbly. The beach in front of the village is quite rough and rocky, ideal for spear fishing, but swimming can be dangerous when waves are present. To the west end of the road lies Avlaki beach, which is formed at the exit of the gorge Skinias or Mavrogiannis. It has white pebbles and crystal waters, making for a pleasant swimming experience when the sea is calm. 800m west of Avlaki are the pebbly and rocky beaches of Kakia Naspa and Kouroukoulos, which can only be accessed on foot. Vlychadia and Avlaki are unorganized and a good choice for anyone looking to take a bath, though it’s not worth the drive for just the beaches. It is, however, worth visiting Vlychadia for its picturesque villages, old monasteries, and rare natural beauties, as well as its Venetian monastery of St. Nicholas, which was destroyed and later rebuilt at the same position and celebrates on December 6.