Ia - beach of Baxedes
this short hike goes to the beach of Baxedes, on the northern coast of
Santorini – nothing spectacular, but the beach is definitely more
peaceful than the other overcrowded beaches of Santorini. This can be an
extension of the
hike from Firà to Ia.
This hike gets an evaluation of *.
the hike from Finikia to the sea only takes 35 minutes. From Ia to the
beach of Baxedes itself thus takes a little under one hour. Obviously,
you also have to go back till the bus stop of Finikia, which lasts for
another 30 minutes.
can start this hike from anywhere in Ia; you just walk through the main
street in south-eastern direction until you reach the asphalt road to
Firà near the church. A couple of hundred metres further on, at the
Market Oia with the imitation windmills, you take a donkey trail off the
left, in between walls. The path to Firà departs on the right of the
This trail leads
directly towards the sea all the time, the sea which you can distinguish
far away in front of you. Watch out NOT to take a right after 5 minutes,
NOR a left, into the fields. Your route rather looks like the bed of a
river; it runs in between high walls, it is sometimes overgrown and it
is littered with plastic. After about 20 minutes the trail gets clearer,
though. You continue in between fields and you can see traces of donkey
dung. Because of the shrubs it is better to wear long trousers and some
decent shoes. If you doubt which way to take you should continue in the
direction of the sea all the time.
another 10 minutes you cross the asphalt road and you arrive at some
houses, among which the tavern Paradeisos. Near a little chapel you
finally get to the beach, with plenty of large boulders. If you are
looking for a more pleasant beach you have to continue for about ten
minutes alongside the sea, in the direction of the parasols on the black
beach of Baxedes.
To return to Ia
you have two options:
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