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Sidari, like a lot of other resorts used to be not one, but two small villages which were taken over by tourism when their beaches were discovered and bus routes established. Its a lively place with all your typical commercial tourist attractions, like bars, pubs, night clubs, souvenir shops etc., etc., and long shallow sandy beaches, somewhat better sheltered from winds than those near and around Acharavi, making Sidari a better choice for families with small children.
Sidari is also the starting point of some very beautiful series of natural sand sculptures, the most famous known as Canal De Amour, or Channel of Love. This intricate arrangement of eroding sandstone, which slowly changes form year after year, creates a wonderful play of light, wind and waves.
Moving westwards these sculptures reappear, only on a much larger scale with some of the cliffs towering several hundred meters high and run for several kilometers. Cape Drastis is and the adjacent Loggas beach are particularly impressive for their sculpted beauty and for their sunsets.
Ay. Stefanos is the stretch of coastline facing North West with one long shallow sandy beach, the main reason this small village has become a popular resort. Getting to this part of the island can be a little tedious due to the poor road network but it does have a unique appeal, partly due to its natural character and partly thanks to the relatively slow rate of development.
The beaches from Sidari to Ay. Stefanos