The beach of Agios Thomas is situated at the bottom of a pretty little
village by the name of Karavados. located at the base of a mountain in
scenic, craggy, pine-covered terrain, surrounded by citrus trees. A small,
flattish plain lies between the village and the coast, where the road
drops sharply to the small beach. Agios Thomas also known as St Thomas and
required it's name from the chapel which is built on the hill above.
Surrounded by cliffs Agios Thomas beach is really two small sandy coves,
here the water is shallow, calm and resembles blue glass, if you like
snorkeling and diving then this place is a good choice.
This beach is good for families and an idea place to relax. No water
sports are available at this beach but with fantastic views over to
Zakynthos across the bay and shallow warm waters to swim in what more
could you want. To access the beaches you can either use the steep ramp to
reach the small cove or walk along the track which runs for approximately
100 meters to get to the larger cove. If you find lying on a towel
uncomfortable then on the larger beach you can hire the usual sun beds and
There is an imposing rock called Geronitsia ("little pieces of old
folk"), tradition says that it has a blood curdling history. In
ancient times it is said that senior citizens were done away with, thus
throwing them off this rock. In the summer it does tend to get busy on the
beach, so it's advisable to visit early morning or late afternoon to avoid
crowds if you like it quieter. A couple of good tavernas sit above the
sands for you to take in a meal or snack.
Personally I would prefer to park a vehicle near to the chapel, as turning
around is easier here.
For more info about Karavados please see our section in villages.