The beach of Agios Thomas is situated at the bottom of a pretty little village by the name of Karavados. located at the base of a mountain in scenic, craggy, pine-covered terrain, surrounded by citrus trees. A small, flattish plain lies between the village and the coast, where the road drops sharply to the small beach. Agios Thomas also known as St Thomas and required it’s name from the chapel which is built on the hill above.
Surrounded by cliffs Agios Thomas beach is really two small sandy coves, here the water is shallow, calm and resembles blue glass, if you like snorkeling and diving then this place is a good choice.
This beach is good for families and an idea place to relax. No water sports are available at this beach but with fantastic views over to Zakynthos across the bay and shallow warm waters to swim in what more could you want. To access the beaches you can either use the steep ramp to reach the small cove or walk along the track which runs for approximately 100 meters to get to the larger cove. If you find lying on a towel uncomfortable then on the larger beach you can hire the usual sun beds and brollies.
There is an imposing rock called Geronitsia (“little pieces of old folk”), tradition says that it has a blood curdling history. In ancient times it is said that senior citizens were done away with, thus throwing them off this rock. In the summer it does tend to get busy on the beach, so it’s advisable to visit early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds if you like it quieter. A couple of good tavernas sit above the sands for you to take in a meal or snack.
Personally I would prefer to park a vehicle near to the chapel, as turning around is easier here.
For more info about Karavados please see our section in villages.