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Ormos Kanala

Ormos Kanala is an anchorage in Kithnos.

Kithnos is a charter location in Cyclades, a yacht charter area in Greece.

The anchorages on Kithnos:

Ormos Ay NikolaosOrmos Ay Nikolaos
Ormos KolonaOrmos Kolona
MerikhasMerikhas
Ormos FikiahdaOrmos Fikiahda
Ormos Ay DimitriouOrmos Ay Dimitriou
Ormos ApokriosisOrmos Apokriosis
EpiskopisEpiskopis
Ormos KanalaOrmos Kanala

Overview

Ormos Kanala is perhaps the best-kept secret on the island of Kithnos. This lovely small village tucked in the Panagia Kanala bay is picturesque and ends in graceful pine trees. These pine trees are the only ones found on the whole of Kithnos Island.

This village boasts an impressive view of the ocean. It is quaint and beautifully painted in the classic white and blues of Greece. It’s stone laid walkway provides an idyllic location, perfect for pictures and long walks.  The Cycladic architecture of the village is refreshing from the bustle and hustle of day-to-day activities.

Navigation

Ormos Kanala is located approximately 9 km to the north of Merikhas. One can decide to take the ferry from Merikhas to Kolona or take a short walk. The hike from Merikhas takes about 30 minutes. An absolute pleasure for those who love nature walks. To reach Kanala beach, you start your walk on the north of the port of Merichas, passing Apokrousis beach and continuing to the left. Ormos Kanala is open to the south and the east.  Boats need to take caution due to the reef that lies at the entrance of the bay.

Where to Anchor

The bay is about 3 to 10 meters. The bottom of the beach is sandy and packed with seaweed. Anchor quality is good to average. The North and South of the anchorage is mainly protected from tidal winds but expect a few swells from the west and winds from the Western and Eastern part of the anchorage.

Kanala, by George Tsourapas

General Information

The beautiful coastal village of Kanala is a part of the Cycladic islands. With its beautiful sandy beach and clear, inviting waters, this village is the perfect destination for a summer holiday, alone or with the family. Hikers find the geography perfect for an afternoon’s walk and a quick deep in mellow waters, while tourists love the beautiful attraction of the famous popular church just inside the village. The food here is delicious and is the classic Greek delicacies cooked Mediterranean style.

Kanala by Trip Advisor

History and Culture

Kanala is popularly called Panagia Kanala after the church there. The locals, approximately 12 in number, also call it Kalo Limani. This seaside resort is popular for the annual Panagia Kanala fair, which it hosts every August 15th. This fair is a celebration of the patron saint of Kanala and the icon of the Virgin Mary. The church of Panagia Kanala, constructed in 1869, accommodates the creation of the skilled iconographer Emmanuel Skordilis, which he painted in 1575. 

Beaches

Great Sands beach

The Great Sands, also called Megali Ammos beach, is a beautiful beach with white sands and pebbles. Lots of tamarisk trees provide good shade. With a parking area for cars, this beach is ideal for family holidays. Though on busy days, this parking space might not be sufficient. This beach has a café that serves indulgent coffee. Its specific position makes it spared from a lot of the winds that visit the northern beaches. Megali Ammos stands on the south-eastern side of the chapel of Panagia Kanala.

Kanala Beach

Kanala is a beautiful, shallow beach close to Panagia Kanala. This sandy beach is perfect for family vacations. Whether you decide to take a swim or dive into its blue depths, this beach has a range of options to satisfy every kind of beachgoer.

Kanala, Great sands beach by Eleonora Lattanzi

Places of Interest

Panagia Kanala

 The icon of the Virgin Mary, Panagia Kanala, was found by fishermen at sea. It was housed in the monastery and is said to have had healing powers. Though no longer kept in the church of the same name, it is called the Protector of the Island. The inhabitants of the island also believe that it works miracles.

Panagia Kanala by Greeka

Places to Eat

Almyra

Ofiousa

Archipelagos

Platia Café Restaurant

Archipelagos Restaurant

Places to Stay

Kamares

Kanal Suites

Kanala View studios

Mantellina suites

Conclusion

Looking for a perfect summer vacation spot? Kanala is truly a remarkable place to stay. The beautiful sites, great food and impressive views of the sea from all angles are always a welcome sight. The hospitality of the hosts and striking sounds of water hitting against rocks is bound to bring you back every summer.

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