A tree-lined road drops for 2km beyond Chora to reach the pretty area of Panormos which is mostly residential with few bars and tavernas.

It is a popular destination for locals and tourists. 5 km northwest of Pothia the main road from the center of Panormos, Elies square cuts through small orange and olive groves and leads to the long & narrow sandy beach of Kantouni facing west lined with an inviting small selection of hotels and beach bars. It’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Kantouni also connects with Linaria beach an area very popular with locals during the summer month as good local fish tavernas, and music bars. The mixture of the lush landscape, steep hills and deep blue seas create a fascinating scenery that leaves all visitors spellbound. The area remains untouched by the mass tourism but it is a much preferred holidays destination for many visitors.

It is definitely true that the authentic Greek feel of the village and the warm hospitality of the locals make it irresistible. From Elies Square you can also make your way to Platy Gialos where its black volcanic sandy beach is a must see for all visitors.

Distance from Pothia: 5 km