Magganitis in the southwest is one of the most picturesque coastal villages. Impressive granite rocks and rich vegetation immediately enchant the approaching visitor.
It is one of the largest Ikarian villages, amid lots of olive, pine and other trees. Noteworthy is the only tunnel on the island, built to link Magganitis to the rest of the island. It was constructed in the early 90s.
There are scattered taverns, café bars and rooms to let. The village has three beaches: Fyrodi, the oldest; Gialos, beside the picturesque harbour; and, of course, the magnificent Seychelles.
Seychelles is perhaps the most exotic beach on the island whose light blue water has made the village famous. After swimming, eat or drink your coffee in nearby restaurants.
Access is by road from both Agios Kirykos in the south, Evdilos in the north and by a southern boat service connecting Agios Kirykos, Magganitis and Karkinagri. An ideal destination for lovers of silence, combined with the wild beauty of nature.
Tip! South of Manganitis in a depth of 18 metres lies a German light bomber in excellent condition, which was shot down in a dogfight for the capture of the Kavos Papas lighthouse in Karkinagri (accessible only by boat).