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smelly but somwhat enjoyable a good beach for a short trip relax float in the water SHOWER... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Durham, United Kingdom
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We came here as part of a boat trip. Due to the high levels of sulphur and collagen in the water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aoife O
Cork, Ireland
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A beautiful stretch of gold sand beach and deep blue water.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rotten eggs” (12 reviews)
“bit smelly” (7 reviews)
“natural spa” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Xygia, 290 91, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

smelly but somwhat enjoyable a good beach for a short trip relax float in the water SHOWER afterwards.

Thank charlez1962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as part of a boat trip. Due to the high levels of sulphur and collagen in the water, it smells like rotten eggs but you do sort of get used to it. You can burrow down and run the mud all over...More

Thank Aoife O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and relaxing. Best hint just get straight in the water. Don't be slow. Strange feeling as there are warm patches in the water and then cold areas. Can also orders drinks from the beach. Look out for the unique way they send down from...More

Thank Mercedes P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is visually stunning , it does smell but it does soften the skin. My wife found the beach a bit tough on her feet. Was a fun stop off though and it's well worth ordering an ice cream just to see the novel...More

Thank DaveyG32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Smells but you get used to it! Take off any jewellery before you get in the water. We had pandora ring on and they completely got stripped of colour! Get there early before the coach trips! We drove on a rental car got...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from Alykes (quite a long way but easy if you use the incompleted new road) and were delighted to find Magda's little clifftop taverna (really needed a ice-cold Mythos!). She was so friendly. The menu is quite basic but all prepared fresh...More

Thank glenthorne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small little beach area is reachable after a small flight of rocky steps from where you park your car. This place is beautiful and peaceful and we literally had the whole beach to ourselves during the early morning (we arrived at 8am! lol..) the...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach had a few couples relaxing... But it was still very quiet and lovely! I don't know where the "hot springs" are... All of the ones I have been to have been secluded and the water is super hot. Here, the water is cold......More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It's ok to go and see it, but I wouldn't recommend planning a whole day for it as it is very narrow and crowded. The sulf is a little bit smelly. Many stairs to go down to the beach. Also, go early if you want...More

Thank AnnaStk
Reviewed 26 January 2017

There are actually 3 beaches with the same name..all of them very hard to get to if you are old or a child. We visited 2 out of 3, I think the third one is one you can only get by boat or swimming, it...More

1  Thank Katy E
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Riva R
I would like to know how can I get tour from everywhere in zakynthos, if i Come in zante I will be without car
12 August 2016|
Response from Filip P | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of rentals all over Zante. You can rent a scooter for 15€/day, quad for 25€/day or a car (Suzuki Jimny for 45€/day). I have rented a quad for one day and it is enough to see the whole island. I wish you a... More
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Hi my sister and I are disabled and travel around the island on our mobility scooters.. We have traveled to Tsivili etc would we be able to find an easy route from Kalamakinwhere we are staying.. Many thanks.
20 June 2016|
Response from Jarosław S | Reviewed this property |
Hi! From the road level to the beach is about 50 m of steep stairs. I'm afraid I didn't notice any assistance on the spot...
How to get there from Kalamaki?
25 August 2015|
Response from Iwishiwasinafandou |
Hi, we visited as part of a trip from Nefis tours. We were staying in Kalamki and arranged a speedboat trip to the shipwreck cove. We were picked up at 7am and travelled to just above Tsivilli where we stopped for a drink... More