The public-friendly beach at Faros is situated about 11 km from the city of Agios Kyrikos, on the road leading to Therma. Faros’ most prominent and eye-catching feature is the pier where the fishing boats dock. As the largest beach in the Agios Kyrikos area, Faros and her deep, aqua-green waters attract many people who like to go snorkeling and scuba diving. It is well-kept year round, and various cafes and bars dot the shoreline.
If you don’t want to pay a small fee for an umbrella, take advantage of the natural shade provided by the tamarisk trees along the beach. Here you’ll also have access to beach volleyball nets and other water sports equipment. After a refreshing swim and your beach activities, take the opportunity to dine at one of the many nearby tavernas, enjoying the unique flavors and dishes of Ikaria. In addition to traveling to Faros by road, you can also take a boat ride from Agios Kyrikos, where you will take in gorgeous views of adjacent islands Thimena, Fourni and Samos.