(Distance from Camping - 500m)
Developed the last years as a modern tourist resort with many infrastructures and without losing its traditional character, Marathoupolis fascinates you at once with the simplicity and the magnificent natural landscape. The famous taverns with the excellent maritime dishes along the central pedestrian precinct with view to the immense blue of Ionian Sea and the imposing island “Proti”, as well as the busy cafés and bars, which are open until the first morning hours, all give a cosmopolitan air to its picturesque character.
A uniquely beautiful beach called Vourlia is a pole of attraction for the visitors who can go over there by a boat from the port of Marathoupolis. Vourlia is in a quiet creek with clean bleu sea and white sand. An unique experience is also to visit the monastery of Assumption of the Virgin Gorgopigi at the north of Vourlia, that a lot of believers visit on 15 and 13 of august. The creek at the middle of the island called “Grammeno (Written)” is an important sight, because wishes for good sailing are sculptured on the rocks. The sea is total bleu and you can dive to the fresh waters.
In this beautiful island, which is near the coasts and far from technology, the sounds of cities and the consumption gases, there is nothing except the monastery, neither houses nor hotels. There is only the countryside, a paradise of calmness and adventure, a natural storage of iodine and oxygen.