Travelogue: Voidokilia, Messinia

Voidokilia, Peleponnese

It’s been a while since I wrote a ‘Travelogue’ post about my family’s Easter travels. Just to catch up – we started off from Athens to Olympia, where we explored the archaeological site and the wonderful museum, before spending the night at Kyparissia on the western coast of the Peloponnese. On our way down the coast the next day, we stopped briefly at this strange sand dune-y, lagoon-like beach.

Voidokilia, Peleponnese

In early spring, it was almost completely deserted – so we had the place to ourselves to explore for a little while. Behind the beach is an actual lagoon, known for being an important wildlife habitat, and the relative quiet at that time of the year was perfect for a little bit of birdwatching. It was also perfect for the first toe-dip of the season! Chilly water, but a lovely and refreshing stop on our Peloponnesian roadtrip.

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Voidokilia, Peleponnese

Voidokilia, Peleponnese

After a little bit of exploration and a chance to stretch our legs, we dried off our feet and got back in the car. Next stop, nearby Pylos – site of the Battle of Navarino which turned the tide of the War of Greek Independence. Stay tuned! 

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