Tsambika monastery, close to the village of Archangelos
Tsampika beach, a lovely, very popular, long sandy bay, above which is a monastery dedicated to Our Lady. The beach is in 1,5 km distance to the main road. There is one restaurant, some cantinas and several water sports, to choose of. Tsambika bay shelves gently, and like all the beaches mentioned here, it has been rewarded the conveted Blue flag award. The road to Tsambika monastery turns off the main road. some meters before the road to the beach. The road leads half of the way up on the hill. A tiny, Byzantine church, dedicated to Our Lady.
It's perched high at 300 m with commanding coastal views, both north over Kolymbia and south over Tsambika beach until Lindos, which makes it worth, to climb up. The legend is, that any woman, who has problems, having children should go up there (barefoot), to pray to the Virgin, she will be blessed with children.Water sports are available at the centre.
Apart from these, and a mini-market next to the bus station ,there is absolutely nothing else here-nothing except crowds of people of all ages and nationalities, who come to swim in the emerald crystal- clear water and admire the imposing rock with the Monastery of the Virgin of Tsampika, from which the beach has taken its name.