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The pebbly town beach holds little appeal and offers no facilities. Karavomilos, 1 ml NW, has a better option or there is an outstanding beach at Antisamos, a steep, hard-going 3 mls NE. Antisamos Beach is long, white and pebbly, with quite large stones extending into the sea which is shallow and then shelves, there are sunbeds and parasols, a basic taverna and snack kiosk (high season only); no water sports. A number of tiny, stony coves off the road to Aghia Efimia.

During the daytime time can be spent watching the world go by at a waterfront cafe, scuba diving at Aghia Efimia, cycling, horse riding.

The nightlife is limited to tavernas and bars, some with late-night opening.

There is a good selection of tavernas offering mainly Greek/British tourist fare, several of them enticingly sited within the sound of the harbour's lapping waters. Fresh fish is a speciality.

Local excursions consist of:

Half day excursions such as exploring surrounding area, including ruins of ancient city E of Sami, Agrilion monastery and views from Cape Dichalia.

Full day excursions such as island tour including Drogarati Cave and Melissani lake grotto; pretty resort of Fiskardo; boat trips to Patras, Lefkas and Ithaca; sailing trips to small coves for swimming/snorkelling; boat and coach trip to classical site and museum of Olympia on the mainland.