Yesterday I caught the island bus up to the village of Agia Marina and found a pretty good concrete road that snaked its way down to Ammoua beach which I didn’t managed to make the previous day. And talking of snakes I stamp stamp stamped my sandalled feet as I walked down this road – hopefully sending a message to the local reptiles that I didn’t want to meet any more of them today! It took less than an hour to get to the bottom of the hill which terminates on the desolate looking airport road.
Ammoua beach is to the West of the tiny airport. There are sun loungers and a little kantina – and rocks – lots of rocks and again, beautifully clear, turquoise waters. Armathia island sits close by and the secret to their crystal waters are the cement that makes up the geology of the area and was once mined here. This is the only island that I can remember doesn’t charge for sun loungers – whether this is because it’s out of season or not I don’t know.
One of my favourite places to eat on Kasos has been Taverna Milos in Fri. It offers lovely views over the port and has a good selection of traditional Greek food. As my accommodation didn’t have wifi, this was a good place to come for an evening meal and to touch base with family online. Staff here were very hospitable and I found it a comfortable place to eat as a solo traveller. Around Bouka harbour there are a number of tavernas and bars for all tastes.
During my stay here the beach that I adopted as my local beach was Emborios beach just a ten minute walk from Fri. It is set in a bay and sheltered by a harbour wall and is a sand beach but with stones going into the water – you’ll need to bring your beach shoes! It is perfect for families and children and Taverna Emborios is also worth a visit.