Argaka can be characterized as a relatively sparsely structured one village due to the stream that crosses it (known as the River of Argaka), of the slope upon which it is built, and of the road through which it connects with the new settlement by the sea. What stands out is on the coastal alluvial plain, one or two marine terraces, and a slope that steadily ascends to 500 meters. Several streams flow down from the slope toward the sea, indeed with a relatively large one flowing next to the village. The river of Makounta, upon which the Argaka dam was constructed, is located southeast of the village.
The beach here is a long stretch of sand and shingle with wonderfully warm, crystal-clear water. And in line with Argaka’s relaxed pace, there’s really not much to do except lay out your towel and enjoy it. If you’re here in high summer, you might find that your neighbours are the endangered Green Turtles. By the way, if you do want sunloungers, you can hire them from Saint Barbara Restaurant, at the Polis end of the beach.
Figs, grapes, apples, oranges and lemons – the aroma of fruit will follow you at every turn in Argaka’s fertile surroundings. Unsurprisingly, walking is the most popular pastime in the area, and if you’re prepared to strike out into the hills you’ll be rewarded with secluded villages and Byzantine churches.