A few kilometres south of Lixouri, the tiny sandy beach of Vatsa is among those which stand out for their authenticity. Located in a serene and secluded cove on the south coast of Paliki, the majority of bathers arrive by boat.

A creek flows into the sea after crossing through a small secluded valley overgrown with pine trees and olives. In the riverbed, the colorful boats of local fishermen anchor.