Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos

Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul) is one incredible beach  3km east of Agia Roumeli and 6km west of Loutro, in the exit of the wild Eligia Gorge. The beach is totally secluded from civilization, since the only possible to come here is by boat or by  trekking. The closest harbors are Agia Roumeli and Loutro. Walking from Agia Roumeli takes 60', on an easy path that is near on the sea.

The beach is covered by clear brown sand and is hidden inside a beautiful  pine forest. There are no amenities closeby, except a small tavern Giorgos is owned where you can supply water and food. The shade of pines is plenty, but the trees are do not go  till on the beach , thus it would be better to have an umbrella with you.

The name Agios Pavlos means "Saint Paul" in Greek and comes from the very old Byzantine history . The church is at the point where the holy Apostle "Saint Paul" shipwrecked according to the history on his way to Rome where he would go to teach the Orthodox Christianity. It is a very picturesque small church, built on the beach using stones from the beach itself. This is why it is not easy to see the church from far. The church  is in a superb natural setting. It was built around the tenth century by Saint John Xenos and the frescoes probably date from the thirteenth century.

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