Orange beach is also called Portokali and Kavourotripes, the later one meaning crab holes. This pretty well describes this beach which amounts to many small white sand coves that are found over kilometers of coastline. The main beach is organized by a beach bar and is overcrowded with sun beds and parasols, by 11am you won’t find an empty chair. People keep crowding in until the cliffs and rocks around have bodies sunbathing in almost every crevice. There are other beaches further up the coast where you will find space on the beach to relax. The last couple of years have seen more food stands being set up for the needs of the crowds. The water is an uncomparible green-blue and very transparent, the sand powdery soft.
Access to Orange beach is not so easy. Drive north from Sarti about 10 minutes and you will see the signs on the left for Portokali. Be careful not to miss it. You can either park there just off the road or drive in to the beach, but you will be fortunate to find a spot if you don’t arrive early.
What’s great about Orange Beach
If you are searching for a party, this is the place. Swimming here is a dream in the clear shallow water. Good couples beach.
And what’s not…
Overcrowded and not a beach for quiet relaxation. No restaurants, but fast food. Nudity is common so not good for families with children.