Megalo Seitani

Megalo Seitani, Karlovasi: Address, Megalo Seitani Reviews: 4.5/5

Megalo Seitani
4.5
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marcopolo111
Cleveland, Oh2,824 contributions
Solo
For Samos this is as good as it gets. Beautiful, secluded, white sand and white pebble, azure water, framed by green mountains. It is not easy to reach and this is the reason that it is not crowded. You need to drive to Karlovasi, then Potami beach and then another mile to a parking. From there you will have to walk on a well marked trail with some descent/ascent for 30 min to Mikroseitani and then another 30 min. But it is worth it. There is nothing commercial there, so bring water and food. There is same shade from trees.
Written September 19, 2015
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abyayala
Athens111 contributions
Couples
I have never been in my life in an other place like that!

It is very much like what we see in films and cannot believe in our eyes: A beautiful, sandy beach with crystal waters, that we can have almost completely for ourselves:)

There is not much more to say to describe the place, the image speaks for itself, so I think it would be better to add some tips:

1) There are 2 ways to go there:
a) You go to the small port of Karlovassi and at around 9-10 in the morning, there is a small boat leaving. It returns at around 17.00 The cost is only 5 euro and the trip is beautiful and relaxed (would recommend this option only to people with certain disabilities)

b) My personal advice is to walk to the beach! It takes about 1 hour, you definately need sports shoes and supplies (lots of water, hat, maybe some fruits or snack), but the path makes your mission worth 100%. AMAZING beauty, magic scenery, walking up the hill, in the forest, by the sea. I can't hold my enthusiasm when writing about it...So many different plants, colours, odors...Pictures that you hold for the rest of your life!

2) As I mentioned, you need water and supplies. However, If you run out, there is a quite good chance you find there visitors or a couple of families who have houses in the forest to ask for some water in case of emergency

3) There is a very good chance you find yourself ALONE in the beach, even during August!!!...How much would you value an experience like that ?

4) If you go by foot, make sure you return before sundown. It wouldn' t be easy to follow path signs in the dark!

Enjoy the experience!
Written August 11, 2014
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LowTar2018
Cologne, Germany30 contributions
Couples
Calm, lonesome, ca. 90 minutes footwalk from Potami. Bring food and water with you, there is nothing over here! I never saw more than 10 people at a time on Megalo Seitani - many times I was alone there for hours. Awesome panorama of the Kakoperato canyon, that ends at Megalo Seitani. You want to talk a walk up the canyon? Try it! Mother nature says Stop after 50 meters. It is a wonderful place.

This beautiful beach is mostly sandy and clean. If you walk to the west end of Megalo Seitani, you will find a path going up to Drakei on ca. 400 meters altitude. This walk take about 100 minutes. In Drakei you find several taverns and a little store at Omonia tavern opposite of the church. Important: There is only one bus per week from Drakei to the rest of the world. Means, you have to walk back - only by daylight! - or stay for one night at the tavern.
Written June 24, 2018
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Panagiotis G
21 contributions
Family
We decided to visit Megalo Seitani taking the trail after the Potami Beach.
It is a 80 minutes medium pace walk in a trail that has many elevation changes. Our daughters, 7 and 12, did not had any problem but we can say that they are enough experienced in such situations.
Running shoes or hiking shoes are recommended, be sure to bring enough water with you.
Breathe taking views especially for all the photographers.
The beach itself is a sandy place with clear waters.
We were surprised by the number of visitors we found at the beach.
We really enjoyed the whole experience, if you like hiking in combination with a refreshing swim in crystal clear water do not miss it.
Written August 16, 2019
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MartiiinS
Prague, Czech Republic39 contributions
Couples
One of the beautiful beaches we have visited during our stay in Samos. Take sport shoes with you, not flip flops because you will have to hike down the rocks to the beach (views are amazing). We´ve parked the car in the small parking (need to say we drove down the agriculture road full of stones for about 30 minutes) and then we walked down the rocks for about 40 minutes. But once you got to the Megalo Seitani you will not regret, amazing beach with no people, small waves and crystal pure water. Highly recommended.
Written September 7, 2017
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Matija1706
Ljubljana, Slovenia15 contributions
Family
Yes the hike is long (about an hour from the "Seitani beach" sign at the end of Potami beach), no they don't have sunbeds and umbrellas, bars, snacks, toilets and music. But that also means that you don't have a big, loud, screaming crowd that comes with the above-mentioned. Add azure, crystal-clear water and just enough natural shade (if you're resourceful to find if - we stayed under the cliffs on the far righthand side of the beach) and the hike is totally worth it.

I won't lie though, the trip back to our car was almost hell-like. We went back at around 17.30 and it was way too soon. The sun was still blazing hot then and it shines directly in your back and the back of your head. Make sure to leave enough water for the return trip; that was the one mistake we made - our supplies didn't last that long because we couldn't keep the water cold enough from the early morning.

All in all, and incredible experience and hands down one of the best beaches of the entire island.
Written August 8, 2015
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andreamelodydennis
Twyford, UK3 contributions
Couples
well worth the long walk to get there make sure to take water as no facilities and very hot. very beautiful beach
Written July 14, 2015
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Stefano R
Bardolino, Italy12 contributions
Couples
It is surely a wonderful beach, but not worth the trip: the path in the wood is not so hard, but very long, it takes almost a couple of hours to get there, often under the sun (unless you go in early morning). After you get to micro seitani (halfway) you can see how far still is megalo, and it takes really a long time to reach it. Of course it's wonderful and maybe the best in Samos, but if you travel enough, you should know it doesn't make sense to go through such a pain to see a beach you can find elsewhere easily.
Written July 11, 2015
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Milco L
Simpelveld, The Netherlands34 contributions
Family
First: there are a few options if you are gonna hike. 1st, coming from the west coast, you can park at Drakei and walk from there. 2nd, coming from inland/south, you can park at Kosmadei. 3rd, coming from east (Karlovassi), you should park at Potami beach. We took the 3rd option. From Potami beach you walk to the end of the road. It turns into a concrete road that winds up the hill. After a few hundred meters it turns into an unsealed road. Take that road and ignore the first 3 roads to the right. Directly after the 3rd, take the road downhill to the right. This is signposted 'to Seitani'. Keep following this (red signed) path. It will first take you to the beach mikro seitani (from Potami beach tot mikro seitani will take appr. 45 minutes). This is a small beautiful beach.
From there it is 45 more minutes to megalo seitani. This is easy to find (just ignore the road to the left to Nikoloudes). This beach is bigger. What makes megalo seitani absolutely spectacular, is it's breathtaking backgrounds.
So the walk took us in total 3 hours (1,5 each way) but is one of the highlights of Samos. It's not really suitable for kids though. Take enough water/food with you. On hot days, start early to avoid the heat.
Enjoy and don't miss it!!!!
Written June 14, 2015
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JohnPatsi
Tullahoma, TN648 contributions
Family
Do not tell your friends about this unspoiled virgin beach that is only accessible by a 40 minute walk from the Potami beach. If too many people go then its charm may be lost. bring your own water and snacks and do not forget to remove your trash
Written August 14, 2014
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