In village Kamares is the island’s port, 6km from Apollonia. It is the biggest coastal village in the island. With unique natural beauties and a graphic settlement, is a pole of attraction for many visitors who chose it every year for their holidays.
Kamares were named after the caves that used to be in the region in the rocky south shore. Today, in the place of these chamber-caves, is built a small graphic settlement with “sirmata” underground storehouses, where fishboats are kept in the winter.
The central settlement of Kamares is in the right part of the homonym cove, where is the island’s port. Around it, has developed an important trade center. Shops with souvenirs, coffeehouses, restaurants and patisseries are along the coastline.
While touring in Kamares you will see the church of Saint George built in 1785, the oldest structure of the region. It is worth visiting the churches of Saint Marina and Saint Simeon. On the road to Apollonia is the monastery of Saints Anargiri and right across it, the remains of an ancient Tower.
On the banks of mountain Agios Simeon is the settlement of Agia Marina or Pera Mpanta, as the locals call it. There are rooms to let and taverns in the region.
Kamares have a quiet beach with golden shore and crystal blue waters.
There’s the possibility for water sports.