Metalia is truly a one-of-a-kind beach that offers a unique and extraordinary experience. The beach boasts a stunning shoreline of pebbles and stone slabs that stretch out into the water, with a path carved in the middle for easy access. The left side of the beach is more accessible and has a pebbly entrance.
What sets Metalia apart from other beaches is its unparalleled serenity. The beach is nestled in the midst of hills and lush greenery, far away from the hustle and bustle of roads and crowds. It’s the perfect spot for sunbathing and reading in peace and quiet. With no children on the beach and no noise from sand throwing or running, you’ll be able to fully relax and unwind. Plus, the beach is never overcrowded, so you’ll always be able to find a spot for yourself.
To reach Metalia, you can either hike to the top of the hill where Palataki is located and descend via a steep footpath, or you can drive on the highway from Limenaria to Potos and take the “Metalia” exit, where you’ll find a parking area in the shade.
What makes Metalia even more special is the history surrounding it. On the back of the beach, between the pines, you can find remains of an old German mine, adding a unique charm to the beach. Above the beach, there is also a famous palace, a former mine administration that looks like a medieval castle. The surrounding area is beautifully decorated with marble sculptures, pine trees, red earth, swings, and benches.
The beach also has a bar that is seamlessly integrated into the surrounding pine trees and greenery, and offers a chil vibe and a relaxing atmosphere. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas here but you will be charged around 5€ for a set. On the right side, you can even explore a small, wild, rocky cove and swim to another beautiful sandy cove that’s typically used by nudists.