Voidokilia Beach Daytrip | Do’s & Dont’s

So excited about another travel post! Voidokilia Beach was a dream! In case you have never heard of it let me tell you a few things. Voidokilia beach is located at Messinia, a few kilometers away from Kalamata. Its shape reminds you of our Greek letter omega (Ω). It has been named “A Place of Particular Natural Beauty” and It is part of a Natura 2000 protected area. That’s why this beach isn’t organized. Let me tell you a few things now, about our Voidokilia Beach Daytrip.

Voidokilia Beach Daytrip

How to get there:

We took off from Pyrgos and headed south. After 1,5 hours we reached our destination! The easiest way to access the beach is through Petroxori. While you are on the main road Pylos-Gargaliana, you should follow the sign for Petroxori-Voidokilia. After a quick drive surrounded by olive trees, you will find a little mini market at the end of the driveway. There, you should take a left turn and continue straight on the dirt road which leads to the beach. The road becomes quite narrow and requires attention. August is one of the busiest summer months so we got a little bit troubled until we reach the beach. Once you get to the parking area, leave your car and continue on foot.

What to pay attention to:

Since there are no organized facilities there, make sure to get an umbrella, mini fridge, water and food if you are planning to stay there for long. But it was so crowded it was insane. We had to walk halfway on the beach to get a nice spot. Make sure to avoid the beginning of the beach where everyone is sitting because the water wasn’t so clean. We were lucky enough to enjoy a completely yacht free beach, except that small one. It was quite windy and that was annoying since there was sand everywhere but the sea was quite calm and perfect for swimming. Also, make sure to avoid visiting Voidokilia on weekends. We got there on A Friday and it was mad!

Explore:

We stayed at the beach for about three hours. Swimming and sunbathing! To continue our Voidokilia Beach Daytrip we headed to Gialova. It’s a lovely seaside village with an organized beach and lots of shops, taverns to eat and coffee shops. I don’t recommend going there for a swim, the sea wasn’t clear. Especially after the crystal clear water of Voidokilia, this one was really bad! But you should give Xrisi Akti a try. I have heard it was good but we didn’t get the chance to go there since we were really hungry! So we stayed there and ate our beloved souvlaki along with a greek salad!

Of course, our little trip doesn’t stop here. After feeding our bellies we headed to Pylos! Just another 10km away from Gialova. It’s the cutest seaside town I have ever seen! Definitely, it’s worth the visit. We had ice cream at Krinos, one traditional cafe with lots of greek sweets too! We walked around and got some pics. We also wanted to visit the castle of Pylos but unfortunately, it was too late and it was closed. If you want to visit it you should get there before 8 o’clock in the evening.

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