The Seven Best Campsites In The Cyclades

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 29 June 2015
The Seven Best Campsites In The Cyclades
As summer approaches, holidays around the Greek Islands spring to mind.  Staying in small hotels, even family run apartments can get expensive, so how about camping?

Sadly campsites seem to be diminishing in number. Bye bye Kea Camping in Korissia, Ios Camping on Yialos or Parasporos Camping on Paros. However, the ones that are still around, are still around for a reason: they are good value for money in an idyllic setting.

The standard of campsites in the Cyclades is one of the highest in the Mediterranean. You should expect to pay €5-7 per person and about €2-4 per tent; find basic cabins without W/C for €10-15; and sometimes bungalows with own a/c and W/C for around €20-25 per day. Oh, and they also rent tents, so you need only bring a sleeping bag.

All campsites below are shaded, flat, have a multiplicity of electricity points, free wi-fi, a mini-market (as they call grocery stores nowadays in Greece), provide transfers to ferries and airplanes, have a beach bar-cum-restaurant nearby and, most of all, are next to the sea.

1) Camping Aghia Iríni Aghia Irini, Paros
Out of the way, right on the beach, overgrown with olive trees and citrus trees. It feels like you are camping in someone’s overgrown garden.

2) Krios Beach Camping  Parikiá, Paros
The flatist camping you'll come across (important!) on the best beach near the Paros capital with a really cool beach bar next door. It has a bus that collects people from town and brings them in at 6pm to party Greek-style (including plate smashing) until 9.30pm when they bus them back.

3) Coralli Camping at Livadhakia Beach, Serifos
The location, just back from the excellent Serifos beach is great and the management even better.  Superb communal pool, restaurant, bar and free wi-fi.

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