Papa Nero, a long (organised) beach of quality sand, only 20 minutes walk from Damouchari
Magical. The trees literally reach the sea. Plenty of shade, a nice beach bar in the middle with spectacular view, huge waves if you are the adventurous type!
Natural shade after 14.00, clean waters, not… thousands around. If you don’t mind walking through rough terrain for about 5 minutes, it’s accessible via Agios Ioannis (that choice saves you about 3-6 euros you’d give for parking+seabeds)