Fakistra is one of the remotest beaches of northeast Pelion
. It is located between the popular Damouchari
and you can reach it via a road which starts from the mountainous village of Tsangarada
Fakistra is very picturesque beach surrounded by impressive rocks and characterized by saturated blue-green water. It is away from villages, hotels and restaurants, and part of the route includes walking - for this reason it is considered one of the unspoiled beaches of the peninsula. Fakistra is covered with coarse sand, mixed with pebbles. The sea bottom is quite rocky around the shore but the rocks cannot be seen when it is windy and there are waves, so be careful. In calm weather the sea is very transparent and then you can clearly see even the smallest pebbles and boulders and namely then the most dramatic photos of this beach could be done.
Unless you prefer hiking trails, the easiest way to reach Fakistra is through Tsangarada. You should follow the road down to the sea for approximately 6 km, then it ends in a small parking lot. From this parking lot you need to walk on a narrow path - the hiking takes between 10 and 15 minutes but some sections of the path are steep. Near Fakistra you can visit one less popular sight of Pelion, the Hidden School
and church above the cave of Panagia
highlights: remote picturesque beach with blue-green water, beach in Pelion, Thessaly, Greece