(Distance from Camping - 1Nm)
On the other side of City of Marathoupoli, against the backdrop of the Ionian Sea, as a natural wavebreaker rises the island Proti. The name of the island is probably due to the sea god Proteus, son of Poseidon. According to local traditions, it was once upon a time a home for mermaids and also a pirates lair. Furthermore, they say that where there is hidden in its caves mythical treasures. Today the island has great archeological importance as Mycenaean citadel ruins from pre-classical era exists there, with a high wall and a circular turret.
It is an attraction for visitors, who can go there anytime they want by boat, from the port of Marathoupoli. There is a unique beautiful beach, named Vourlia, which is located in a quiet cove with crystal blue waters and white sand. Unique experience also constitutes a visit to the monastery of the "Assumption of Quickwater" located north of the beach Vourlias and attracts many devotees on 15 and 23 August of each year. Another important attraction is a bay, located right in the middle of the island and is called "Written" as it is carved in rocks wishes for good travel to ships. The water is crystal clear and there can hardly resist the call for a refreshing jump in the water. Is a small island located very close to the coast but far from technology and the noise of the city, also outside the monastery there are no houses or hotels. There is only nature, a heaven of tranquility and adventure, a natural reservoir of iodine and oxygen.