You will find a warm welcome for visitors in Amaliapolis, based on the ancient Greek concept of 'filoxenia' (hospitality towards strangers). With its great location on the Pagasitic Gulf, Amaliapolis is popular with holidaying Greek families but has very few foreign tourists. The village is also known locally as Mitzela. Surrounded by hills and next to the sea, the scenery in Amaliapolis is both relaxing and inspiring.
Eating and drinking
In the village there is a choice of cafes and tavernas near the main square which is a few minutes walk from the villa. The tavernas serve excellent fresh fish and several of them stay open throughout the year. The typically Greek main square is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by and you can observe the fishing boats as coming and going from the picturesque harbour.
Glezos cafe just beyond the square also has great views out over the bay. In summer the seafront road is closed to traffic in the evenings making it even more enchanting to sit by the sea at one of the tavernas or cafes or to take a stroll along the seafront.
In the bay is the uninhabited island of Kikynthos with the small early 19th century church of St. Nicholas. On the 17th July the feast of Agia Marina is celebrated at this church and a fleet of little boats to join in the celebrations.
The village beach is a gently sloping sandy beach which is ideal for children (walking distance). Next to the beach is a volleyball court, 5 a side football pitch and playground. Two beach bars serve drinks and snacks and stay open late into the night in high season for romantic evenings by the sea. Sunloungers on the beach are available - you only have to buy a drink there is no daily charge!
As well as the village beach, there are several other nice sandy beaches within a 30 minute drive of this Amaliapolis rental villa, for example
at Nies with its long narrow beach in an incredibly beautiful setting and Loutro Pigadi where you will also find a very cool bar 'Mango' with a swimming pool, as well as at Lefki/Aghia Marina.
The village has a bakery, a small supermarket, and a greengrocer's for fruit and vegetables. In the next village, Sourpi, there is a larger supermarket. a pharmacy and butcher's shops. In the local market town of Almyros you will find a 24 hour health centre together with a large range of shops, including Lidl, and a weekly farmers' market.