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- Kalamata has much potential. 2 hour easy drive from Athens Greece and an International airport, Marina and deep water for Yachts. The swim-able beach coastline is about 9 kilometers.
The beaches are mostly raw with disorganized beach venues, no service or a quality setting.
Having said that, it is very beautiful, the sea and the mountains and the quaint fishing towns. If you want a nice beach day and sunset, go to Yanina Kai Parea Beach Lounge. (Fabulous and Beautiful) If you like to rough it, go to Akti Beach Cafe. (Limited services and facilities)Written 3 September 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Paradise!!! I love this place!!! Green blue waters!! Relaxing!! all day food and drinks!! Perfect for family vacation.Written 3 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- not easy to find, but it was worth at last You need shoes to get into the water, not very much shade.Written 26 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beaches in Greece are often pebbled and rocky … Mavrovouni a little outside picturesque Gythio is a pleasant surprise - kilometers of sand; a really nice spot for tanning and bathing.
At first, neither the beach nor the surroundings are particular charming. The dirt road (with lots of free parking) next to the beach is sloppy looking - this is clearly not a nifty neighbourhood.
But lying in the sand the beach gets to you. Blue-ish mountains in the background, the clear water (with sudden depth), the relaxed atmosphere.
There are a few tavernas when you get hungry and/or thirsty … you can easily spend a day (or a week) here.Written 7 August 2022
- A very nice beach about 1km long. Some sunbeds to rent in front of a couple of restaurants, never busy where we were there mid June so not shoulder to shoulder with your neighbour. Sandy beach, shallow, easy walk in for swimming, very pleasant. And plenty of restaurants along the sea front at night.Written 5 July 2022
- This circular hike takes you to the Gialova Lagoon, round Voidokilia beach, up to the old castle, Paleokastro down via a precarious climb, Nestor's Cave and back along the beach.
Would recommend sturdy shoes, hat, sun-screen or cover up - we did meet people in flip flops, but no idea how they managed it!
We found the hike in Bradt's 'Greece:The Peloponnese', called 'Around the Cow's Belly' and the instructions were spot on...so if you're visiting the area and looking for a guide, would recommend.
It took us 2.5 hours and as it was July was rather hot...but with plenty of water it was fine.Written 31 July 2022
- Very beautiful beach on the Western side of Pelopponese, close to Pilos. The water is crystal clear blue or turquoise, the beach is covered in fine sand, and some trees bordering it offer a nice shade. The beach is very long, so it isn't very crowded (at least it wasn't at the end of September, when we went there). It is quite shallow at first, so it is also suitable for families with small children.Written 5 October 2021
- By and large, it seems to me that this place is not suitable for a beach holiday. The coast of the sea in this place is rocky. Although the water is clean. Not far from the large Messinian Bay hotel there is an equipped pebble beach, and the pebbles are large and clearly imported. There are sun loungers and umbrellas. There is a cafe. I don't know the price, we didn't use it. A small area under the trees is suitable for parking.
On the main road to the beach, there is no sidewalk, you have to go along the roadway.Written 20 January 2020
- Kalogria is a gorgeous beach, well served by a handful of tavernas/bars. The sea is crystal clear and softly shelving, warm in places, but with tendrils of cold emanating from the freshwater springs. The issue some people have is that it's very popular and 50%roughly, is taken up with a variety of sun-loungers, from cheap to very expensive. There is also plenty of room to bring your own stuff. When we visit in July/August, we always pop over to Kalogria a couple of times and usually find a decent spot -often near Prizitpas taverna.Written 2 August 2022
- Very nice environment of the Hinitsa Bay
Very Nice and Clean Environment with Blue FlagWritten 23 August 2021
- We went to Romanos during 12 days in July with my wife and my two sons.
Let me 1st share what we liked:
1) The location is beautiful. The beach is very clean with nice. The view from our room was beautiful. We had the chance to have the view on both the sea and the golf.
2) The crew is very friendly and professional
3) The restaurants are very good. We recommend the Onuki (Japanese) and the fish. The sunset bar Anax is superb with a great choice of Gin Tonic and a breathtaking view on the sea with sunset
4) The hotel is very well equipped and the combination with the Westin next door gives a great choice of fun activities for the children (e.g. bowling, water park, etc)
5) If you like golf you will not be disappointed too
Then you will ask me why only the 4 rating and the « but »? The reasons are the following:
1) This is an exclusive and expensive place. We knew this but there are things that we had difficulties to understand such as you need to pay for the kids club (60 euro for 3 hours) or even the bowling for a child of 6 years
2) We came during the high season and unfortunately we had to fight for having a place at the pool. If you were late, you expose yourself to not have a place. This should not be the case for such a place
3) While the room cleaning was never disappointing, we can not say the same with the corridors. It took us 3 times to ask for removing pieces of glass in front of our room. Once can be understandable but not 3 times
4) We had a butler taking care of us. While the 1st week we were enchanted by her professionalism, friendliness and care for us, she suddenly disappeared from the radar screen the last days. To put it straight, we did not saw her for 3 days despite tentatives to see her. We clearly had the impression that we were not any more an interesting guest and as it was high season she moved to more interesting guests.
One very important point to highlight is the willingness of the management to listen to their clients. We highlighted all the above points to them and we genuinely felt the intention to improve. This is clearly a plus.
So basically we really enjoyed our stay but could have being much better without the couple of disappointing points mentioned.Written 1 August 2022
- My friend advised me to go to that area which I didnt know that was existed. After crossing the port and after the lighthouse. This area is blocked and restricted due to the large hanging rocks. Many people were passing there. The path and the views are stunning. It worth the risk to take photos there.
This area must be maintained to avoid fatal incidents.
The beach itself was not something to mention about. Most probably because its winter and everything is closed but this is just an excuse to leave such a place at its own faithWritten 8 January 2022
- Karathona is a big, sandy beach (only a few pebbles in the crystal clear water) offering free areas as well as a well organized zone with sun beds and umbrellas. Free parking, camping site, toilets, places to buy food and drinks. A fine beach for kids.
We walked from Nafplio (Arvanitia Beach) to Karathona and back again before 9 AM. Temperature was pleasant, and the path between the two beaches is easy, quiet and extremely beautiful. 45 minutes walk each way.Written 3 August 2022
- [For a complete review see my review for "Simos Beach."]
Visited late September 2021 in the hope that the beaches of Elafonisos would be quiet and pristine.
The weather was somewhat windy despite the unusually high temperatures this time of the year but swimming here was perfect - warm enough sun to tan and best of all, a very UN-crowded beach.
Simos beach extends quite a bit so we had to decide what part to choose for bathing. It was calmer at Megali Paralia (="larger Simos beach at Sarakiniko Bay, to differentiate it from the "small Simos" at Fragos Bay). Specifically towards the center of where the "Asimos" beach bar and sunbeds are located.
Anyway, the water is so shallow here that the light waves this time of the year did not hamper our swimming. The water is exceptionally clear and clean. In front of the sunbeds the beach is shallow, slighly deep as you go further into the water, and then shallow again. The waters tend to be warmer than at the curve of the large beach towards the neck of sand connecting the cape Elena hill to the beach. At the north edge of the Megali Paralia towards the hill the sea is colder due to undewater springs.
The waters are very clear and clean but the beach itself is not so pristine. A short walk behind the sand dunes leads to a flat open space dotted with tar pellets and some larger tar clumps. Apparently this is a result of the numerous tankers that anchor in the nearby "international waters." A pity.
Despite that, Simos beach has its own characteristic flora... the sea lilies, the savory thyme shrubs, the rock samphire, the junipers. Wildlife may not be visible during the heat of the day however the bird tracks around the shrubs and trees indicate that this is a significant habitat for other species.
Around sunset people gathered in front of the "Asimos" sunbeds to watch the sun go down diffusing magical colors along the horizon.
It was a pure joy to experience the extensive Simos beach area on foot and in the waters at this time of the year when there are relatively few visitors.Written 27 September 2021
- No doubt Simos is the stat beach of Elafonissos and one.of the best in the Mediterranean.
Panagia, however, is magnificent too and definitely less crowded.
It's quite long, you can find umbrellas at half of the beach while the other half is free. We opted for the Limnitsa umbrellas and we loved it. We went there 2 out of our 3 days at the island and stayed from 10am to 7pm both days.
It's sandy, quite swallow - not as swallow as Simos but still perfect for children.
Definitely recommendedWritten 3 September 2020
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