Unreal, Greek beaches with impressive rock formations
Breathtaking, breathtaking natural landscapes
When we talk about beaches it is a fact that nothing can replace the vast expanses with golden, fine sand and crystal clear waters. In fact, it is the first image we form in our mind when we hear the word "beach".
And the sandy beaches may be the most popular choices for most, in the opposite stand worthy bays and bays with the intense rocky landscape and imposing, stone formations that captivate the eye. As for the sea waters? Clearer, crystal clear and turquoise than ever.
The rather sophisticated Cythera They hide many surprises for those who choose them for their summer holidays, including the seaside village of Avlemonas, in the eastern part of the island and about half an hour drive from the town of Kythira. Here, the cinematic setting of the settlement beach seems to have sprung from a Greek movie from the 60's, with bathers enjoying their sunbathing on rocks and diving in the crystal clear, turquoise waters of the small creek, which looks like a swimming pool. , directly from them.
Among the things worth visiting in the settlement is the sundial at the Cavallini house, one of the most characteristic and emblematic buildings not only in Avlemonas, but in the whole island, in the small creek just behind the center of the village. The settlement is famous for its fish taverns overlooking the small, picturesque bay.
Porto Limnionas is characterized by the incredibly beautiful natural landscape that surrounds it. It is one of the most "wild" and at the same time most beautiful beaches Zakynthos, which stands out for its rocky morphology, which makes it so special. You will find it in the western part of the island, at a distance of 25 km (about 35 minutes by car) from the city center of Zakynthos. In fact, if you are a fan of diving, you will prefer it for its crystal clear, deep blue like a pool, deep waters. At a distance of about 30 m from the coast there is a tavern that serves fresh fish and dishes of Zakynthos cuisine.
After Vourvourou and before Sarti, you will find one of the most famous beaches not only on the Sithonia peninsula but also in the whole Halkidiki. Kavourotripes is well hidden behind the road, behind a rich pine forest. You may find it difficult to locate them, as there are no signs.
Access to the coast is up to a point by car and then on foot, descending into the pine forest. It is good to know that it is located about 1 km after Platanitsi, as you come from Sarti, and that on the first dirt road you will encounter, you have to turn right to get a taste of paradise. The coast could be characterized as exotic, as it has crystal clear waters that enter the impressive rock designs.
A beach of incredible natural beauty, which impresses its visitors with its natural rock formations, is found at a distance of about 52 km from Rethimno, in the southern part of the prefecture. Three characteristic, impressive rocks that seem to emerge from the waters of the Libyan Sea, have given their name to the beach. Impressive is the D-shaped cave that forms next to them.
Megali and Mikri Triopetra, west and east of the rocks, offer moments of complete relaxation for those who want to enjoy their longboats away from the crowded and busy beaches of the prefecture.
The Great beach of Triopetra, also known as "Stou Hatzis", stretches over an area of two kilometers and is distinguished by its deep waters and thick sandy beach. In the western part there is a relevant organization, however it is never flooded with people, so that it seems "drowned" by the bathers. The small beach, the locals call it "in Koumanto", is formed in a closed bay with a sandy beach and several rocks.
Its most characteristic beach Corfu is none other than the Canal d 'Amour in Sidari, in the northwestern part of the island. At a distance of 36 km from the center of Corfu you will find an impressive landscape, which will take you to exotic places. The sandy, white, sculpted rocks in the green waters of the Ionian Sea, which, due to their contact with the waves, create various and impressive formations, steal the eye. According to the legend, any couple who swims together in the Love Channel, will be together forever!
Who would say no to refreshing dives in beautiful turquoise like fake waters, in a landscape of unique natural beauty? Impressive vertical rocks create an impressive cape, while lush pines descend almost to the sea.
The Cape of Amarantos in its southwestern part Skopelos is a magnificent landscape, which in fact became known to the general public from the internationally successful film "Mamma Mia", as there were many scenes shot in this area. A trademark of the cape are the two curved pines on the edge of the rock, a favorite place for weddings of mainly foreign visitors to Skopelos.
The inhabitants of the island call the beach "swimming pool", both for its wonderful blue waters and for the tranquility that almost always prevails here. Those who choose it will not see an ordinary sandy beach, but small continuous rocky bays that are mainly suitable for diving and fishing.
Of particular interest is the seabed, with naturally carved rocks above the sandy bottom to steal the show. In fact, in the southern part of the cape, a steep wall reaches even 30 meters deep. The area is approached via a dirt road that starts just before Agnontas, after you have left behind the beaches of Stafylos and Velani.
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In the southern part of Rethymno, between the beach of Plakias and that of Preveli, meets its impressive fjord Crete, a well-hidden secret of the area, which arouses awe and admiration in those who will discover it. In the bay of Karavos, about 100 meters, between imposing and large vertical rocks, a small natural harbor and a small dream beach are created.
The locals call this bay a "pirate fjord", as pirates found refuge in it during the Byzantine period.
Moreover, according to mythology, this is the place where Odysseus stayed for seven years before returning to Ithaca, enchanted by both the beauty of the place and Queen Calypso. In fact, the name of the beach "Kalypso" is due to the latter.
Clear blue-green waters, even clearer than a swimming pool, impressive rock formations and a dreamy seabed in the characteristics of the beach that make it unique in its kind.
Calypso, today, is an organized beach, located on the outskirts of a modern hotel which has equipped it with umbrellas and sunbeds.
On the green island of Thassos, international media have described it as an "earthly paradise", the visitor has to discover beautiful beaches with the green reaching almost to the waters of the Aegean. However, what will forever be etched in his memory is the wild landscape that he will see as soon as he approaches Giola, the natural pool of the island.
A real little miracle, which from its inhabitants I'll interpreted as a "gift". In the southeastern part of the island, near Astrida, the natural pool that has been created in a rock, with the crystal clear waters and the stony bottom a breath from the blue of the Aegean, leaves the visitor literally speechless.
Giola was formed over the centuries with the waves of the sea and the rocks that surround it to be in fact its "creators". At a depth of three meters, its waters are warmer than those of the sea that embrace its outer side and which are located 8 meters below, undertaking to supply the pool with its waves.
In fact, according to the legend, the natural pool of Giola was created by Zeus in order for Aphrodite to enjoy her bath in it. That is why you will hear many call her the "tear of Aphrodite". However, another legend claims that it was the eye of Zeus to watch her.
The beach "star" not only Apple, but of the whole Cyclades, could not be missing from the list, as it is a leading example of rock formations in the sea. On the island that counts more than 70 amazing beaches (all of them one by one), therefore, the undisputed protagonist is Sarakiniko. Its special lunar landscape - its fame goes around the world and gathers countless tourists on the island every year to discover it up close - is due to the interesting rock formations of limestone rocks and is located in the northern part of the island, at a distance of 10 ′ by car from Adamas, the port of Milos.
Characteristic, in fact, are the caves created by the penetration of rocks in the waters of the Aegean. In Sarakiniko there is a small sandy beach for beach lovers, while in most of the place it is flooded by beautiful rocks, where you can spread your towels. Plus the fact that its waters are crystal clear.