The New York Times declared it the most beautiful beach in the world. Maybe that’s why you’ve already once heard of Voidokilia Beach?
The good news: this fantastic natural beach is not far from Gialova Hills 6!
18 minutes by car through olive groves and you will come across a landscape of dunes behind which the enchanting bay is hidden.
This unique landscape has been declared a nature reserve.
Therefore, you will fortunately find a clean and natural oasis there. Yes, you will have to bring your own parasol and sunbeds, as well as food and drink.
But it’s worth the effort!
Natural beach with myth & history
Bathers will find very fine white sand, mild water temperatures and a gentle wave pool with crystal-clear water, behind a huge dune that delimits the entire area.
The name Voidokilia is derived from the special shape of the bay – Voidokilia means ox belly in English, equally the shape also reminds of the Greek letter Omega.
A 10km drive along Navarino Bay north of Gialova, Voidokilia Beach is an ideal destination for guests of Gialova Hills 6.
Apart from a visit to the beach there is more to see
- The ruins of the medieval castle of Palaiokastro, built by the Franks in the 13th century, offering fantastic views over the lagoon, Voidokilia Beach and olive groves.
- Nestor’s Cave. According to Greek mythology, the god Hermes was born in a cave on Mount Kyllini. Before leaving the cave, Hermes stole the herd of oxen from Apollo, his half-brother. Apollo then asked his father Zeus to help him find his missing herd. Zeus instructed his son Hermes to return the herd to Apollo. After that, Apollo guarded his flock more carefully and hid it in Nestor’s cave.
- The tomb of Nestor’s son Thrasymedes at the north-eastern end of the beach from the Mycenaean period (1680-1060 BC), and Neolithic finds at the same site indicate settlement from 4000 BC.
Voidokilia Beach receives so much admiration for a reason – see for yourself its extraordinary beauty when you enjoy your next holiday at Gialova Hills 6 !