Kokkinos Pirgos beach

Kokkinos Pirgos is located  close to the town of Tymbaki. In front of the village, there is a very long sandy beach, which starts here and extends for several kilometers to the southeast, till Kommos.

This huge beach hosts several sea turtles (Caretta caretta), which nest their eggs here in the summer. The turtles and the nests are protected by voluntary organizations. The beach of Kokkinos Pirgos is open to the west winds. It starts on the east from the wire-fence of the military airport of Timbaki and runs to the west, till Agia Galini.

The eastern part of the beach, from the port till the airport, is named Katalyki. Katalyki is a very well organized beach with umbrellas, sunbeds. There is a seaside road running along the coast with many cafes and restaurants, making this popular for a drink. In the east of Katalyki there is a large marsh, which is one of the most important wetlands in Mesara plain, watered by Geropotamos River.