Voidokilia Bay, Peloponnese Travel Review | GreeceFebruary 28, 2011 No Comments
A BEAUTIFUL BEACH IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
GreeceMust Try Greek Foods and Drinks!. Read more ... » is a country with many islands. One Peloponnese travel discussed is Voidokilia Bay. Voidokilia Bay is the most popular beachTop 10 Best Bora Bora Overwater Bungalows . Read more ... » in Messinia, and listed as the most beautiful beach in Mediterranean Sea. How could it not be? If you see it from the air, its shape looks like Greek letter “omega” (Ω), forms a semicircular strip of dunes with soft golden sand and crystal clear water. “A Place of Particular Natural Beauty” has been named to Voidokilia Beach. Voidokilia itself, in Greek language, originally means Ox’s belly.
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Voidokilia Bay is located in Messinia, Peloponnese, Greece. It is about 12 km from Pylos (in the north of Navarino Bay). To get here, if you don’t have your own car, you can take taxi or rent vehicles available for trips. If you bring your own car, parking area can be reached by sand tracks, either from Gialova Lagoon parking area, or in northside route from Petrochori.
Coming to Voidokilia Bay is like having an all-in-one tour. Other than swimming, or just enjoying the beauty of the beach, there are some more places nearby for you to visit. By climbing up Koryphasion hill, which is above Voidokilla, you find Nestor’s CaveFairytale Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China. Read more ... » and the ruins of 13th century Frankish Paliokastro Castle. Don’t forget to wear proper outfits and closed shoes for the climb for safety reason.
Nestor Cave is a cave dedicated for King Nestor, the ancientBest Places To Go in Athens, Greece. Read more ... » King of Pylos. According to Greek mythology, Nestor’s cave was used by Hermes to hide the cattle he had stolen from Apollo, his brother. After the cave, the route continues towards Paliokastro Castle, a Frankish castle built on top of Koryphasion Hill in 13th century. The castle is ruined already, but outside the walls and the towers are still in a good condition.
The views from the top of the hill here are really magnificent and worth seeing. To the north, you can see Nestor’s Cave, Voidokilia Bay, Thrasimidis’ Tomb and Romanou-Petrochori beaches in the distance.
To the east there is Gialova Divari Lagoon, and Peloponnesian hills covered with olive trees. Gialova Divari Lagoon is an aquatic habitat for 258 species of birds and has been protected under European Ecological Natura 2000 Treaty. The lagoon offers you an opprtunity to see African Chameleons.
To the distance south you see Skyia Pass, Sphacteria Island, Navarino Bay and Pylos city while to the west you see Ionian Sea.
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