A Great White Pelican at Nissi beach
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The sandy beach stretches for 500m and the waters are clean enough for the beach to have been awarded blue flag designation. The beach which runs the length of its own cove, takes its name from the small islet (Nissi - Νησί in Greek) located close to the coast. The uninhabited islet is easily reached on foot through the shallow waters and its location provides a good shelter for the rest of the beach. The islet is covered with low level local vegetation.
Nissi beach has become a popular destination for clubbers following live programs transmitted through BBC's Radio 1 Roadshow during the summer tourist season since 2002.  Water sports such as water-skiing, windsurfing and pedal boating are available and so are two bungee jump services. There are also two beach volleyball courts open to the public.
In 2005, archaeological excavations along the western borders of the bay have revealed evidence of fire lighting equipment dating back 12,000 years indicating that the area could have been settled by the first humans on the island.
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