Pounta Beach is found in the charming village of Viglafia, which marks the southernmost point of the Vatican Plain. This picturesque beach starts right next to the quaint harbour, where boats depart for the enchanting island of Elafonisos. The coastal area from Pounta to Neapolis stretches about 7 kilometres and boasts an expansive sandy beach. With fine sand, pebbles, and crystal-clear green waters, this beach offers breathtaking views of Elafonisos and the submerged city of Pavlopetri, making it a hidden gem. The beach is adorned with dunes and cedar trees, adding to its natural allure. Families with children will appreciate the shallow waters, making it a safe and enjoyable swimming destination. Visiting the beach when the wind blows from the north is recommended for the best experience.
If you explore the area further, please take a moment to visit the small wetland and walk along the canal that connects the lake to the sea, located near the ancient cemetery. Pounta Beach extends from the eastern point of 'Ypostego' to Hamokelo, known for its strong currents and waves, making it a favourite spot for water sports enthusiasts.