Armenistis. The coastal village of Armenistis is located 41 kilometers northwest of Agios Kirykos and 12 kilometers east of Evdilos on the Greek island of Ikaria. The village is located partly on the slopes of a low hill on a peninsula. Here is a harbour where small fishing boats can moor. Armenistis is nice; there are many good tavernas and cafés, as well as higher up on the beach as in the village. Right of Armenistis is the small beach of the village. A little further, a few hundred meters, lies the beautiful wide sandy beach of Livadi. The beach is well organised, especially in high season, then there are parasols and sun loungers for rent and there are all sorts of water sports available. On the beach are a few tavernas and behind the beach, a beautiful lake is formed by the water that flows here from the mountains.
A little further, just before the village of Gialiskari, is also a beautiful sandy beach of Mesakti. On the beach are several beach-bars and restaurants.
Armenistis is a lovely resort to stay because you can take various trips from here. So you can go from here to the mountains Raches, where you can hike in the beautiful nature of Ikaria.
Both beaches are among the finest on the island and are very popular in summer.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee