Things to do
A gentle westerly breeze and the calm, warm sea surrounding Kalo Livadi are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. There are also plenty of watersports to enjoy – from windsurfing and wakeboarding to pedal boats, canoes and jet skis. And with lots of sun loungers and straw umbrellas ready and waiting on the beach, finding somewhere to flop is easy.
Away from the Kalo Livadi beach bars and tavernas, lies a laid-back, rural community. Take a short drive out to Ano Mera to get a taste of life in one of the island’s oldest villages. Fiercely proud and traditional, its centuries-old charm can be felt everywhere. From its distinctive white cubic homesteads to the coffee shops filled with locals, sipping and chatting the day away.
Ano Mera is also home to the 18th-century monastery of Panagia Tourliani. Take a few moments to sit next to its elegant marble fountain in the courtyard before venturing into the museum. Here, you’ll discover various icons and trinkets from the Byzantine and Renaissance eras.