Galissa, at 9 km from Ermoupolis, is a well-known seaside resort,
boasting the largest beach of the island. It counts modern hotel complexes, rooms
for rent and a camping.
The village is situated on a picturesque site. Its sandy beaches are
crowded by numerous visitors and its pier is a fine place for delightful strolls
and sightseeing. If you are romantically inclined, you can walk to the country
church of Agios Stefanos, built on the rocks just above the sea. The small snow-white
chapel of Agias Pakous (or Ipakous) was built on the foundations of an even older
Remains of an ancient settlement were found here.
Type of location: Beach, Small port, Famous Beach, Beaches under Ministry of Environment Inspection, Bay, Blue Flag 2002, Blue Flag 2008, Blue Flag 2009, Blue Flag 2011, Blue Flag 2015, Blue Flag 2016, Blue Flag 2017, Ancient name