The tiny scenic sandy beach of Faros (meaning "lighthouse" in Greek) is situated within the homonymous cove of the southeastern coast of the island. It is found at a distance of some 7 kilometers southern to Apollonia. Faros is a pretty quiet beach, suitable for relaxing.
The beach at Glyfo is so named for the well of brackish water which has been there since ancient times, and is still there today, to the right of Faros beach. From Glyfou begins the beautiful paved footpath (illuminated at night) leading to the beaches of Apokoftou and Chrysopigi. To the right of the beach, the steps to leading to the ancient mines and the remains of the old ore-loading facilities are visible.
Lastly, there is Fasolou, to the left of Faros beach, where there is a restaurant and rooms to let. The Monastery of Stavros (the Cross) in Faros is also to be found at Fasolou. Hiking trails starting at Faros lead to the Acropolis on the hill of Agios Andreas and Kastro. The beach is ideal for families with small children, not only because it is quiet enough, but also because of the shallow and safe sea.