Voidokilia is rightly considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Apart its extreme natural beauty, the beach is totally unspoiled; no construction is allowed near the beach, being part of a protected wildlife reserve. Of course it’s very popular during the peak season, but fortunately the crowds prefer to gather next to the parking lot. A few hundred meters afar there’s always a secluded strand of white sand. And there’s more!
While thousands of tourists struggle to find a place to lay their towel in the world-famous beaches of West Crete (Balos, Elafonissi), on the opposite end of the island there is something strange (though marvelous) happening. The beaches of Xerokambos with their crystal clear, turquoise waters are crowd-free! Its beauty and tranquility make this remote area the appropriate place to spend a few days relaxing by the sea.
Tradition says that the name of Messolonghi is from Italian ‘in mezzo ai laghi’ (among the lakes) and I would say that the description is more than appropriate. The city does not have anything special to offer beside the quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The lagoon and surrounding Tourlida however, are spectacular and as a photographer this is one of my favorite places in Greece … in all seasons.