The village is called after a tower, built of red clay, that once stood here. A smallharbour operates here, where are to be seen skiffs and fishing boats. The locals mostly work with the greenhouse crops, which cover vast areas hereabouts.

By the harbour, the sandy beach is exposed to the strong southwesterly winds, and reasonably organized. On it you will find umbrellas, sunbeds and showers – and many hotels, rent-rooms and tavernas.

The beach also provides shelter for the loggerhead turtle (Kareta kareta): the females come ashore to lay their eggs.

West of the small harbour, you will find yet another beach – more secluded andisolated, with pebbles, rocks and a number of tamarisks around: a destination favoured by the nudists.

East of Kokkinos Pyrgos is the beach of Katalyki – basically a continuation of the first.

Katalyki Beach

With sand and shallow blue waters, it is open to the strong southwest winds that blow strongly as at Kokkinos Pyrgos.

It is well organized: you will find sunbeds and umbrellas, and a lifeguard for the safety of the bathers. Facilities for water-sports exist. Hotels, rent-rooms, tavernas with fresh fish and cafeterias are all situated close to the beach.