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Beaches in the north of Samothraki: Fonias

Beaches in the north of Samothraki: Fonias

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Fonias is a well-known proper name in Samothraki. It's the name of an important river, of a tower and the beer produced here.

The river Fonias crosses the northern side of the island. It flows into the sea 18 km away from Kamariotissa (20 minutes by car), beyond Therma and the two campings.

Near its mouth, there's a quiet and secluded beach with gray rocks and blue waters. There are no amenities to speak of, but it's a popular fishing spot for the locals.

There's a medieval tower to one of its sides, built by Gateluzzi to fortify the island.

The beach is gray in color and the water is dark blue
The beach is gray in color and the water is dark blue

Fonias Tower - as seen from the mouth of the river. The side facing the river crumbled after the catastrophic floods of 2017
Fonias Tower - as seen from the mouth of the river. The side facing the river crumbled after the catastrophic floods of 2017

Fonias beach with the tower in the distance
Fonias beach with the tower in the distance

Things to see nearby

Right by the beach, on the other side of the main road that follows the northern shore, there's a parking lot that marks the start of the path to the waterfalls and vathres of Fonias.

Taverns in the area

On the side of the road that's closer to the sea, across from the start of the path, there's a taverna called I Gefira tou Fonia in a green courtyard full of hydrangea and colorful decorations.

Accommodation close by

The closest guesthouses (Ktima Holoway and Archondissa Beach Hotel) are on the same road, a few kilometers away from Therma, just before the campings.

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