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Xygia Sulphur Beach

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Address: Xygia, 290 91, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A beautiful stretch of gold sand beach and deep blue water.

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Good on the eyes, good on the skin!

This beach can smell of rotten eggs when the sulphur is rising, but the locals believe it does your skin good, so if you can stand the smell go in. There is parking and a small... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 looked beautiful though. One of the other 2 has many steps and when we got... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Quite a small beach and you need to keep your eyes open to find where to turn off the road. Hint you will smell it before you see it. Very pleasant and relaxing

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Minster on Sea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This beach can smell of rotten eggs when the sulphur is rising, but the locals believe it does your skin good, so if you can stand the smell go in. There is parking and a small cafe and toilets at the top of the cliffs, and steep steps and a ramp down to the beach, which is small and pebbly.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this beach today thanks to a lovely couple from our hotel taking us there. There are not many if any tours available at this time of year as it's end of season. The access to this beach is a steep set of steps followed by a just as steep slope so probably something to consider if you might... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Not much to do there :) But the view, and the feeling being there is nice :) Also it has the smell that bothers at first, but it's ok after some time :)

Thank Erika B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Visited Xygia as part of a trip organised by Nefis Travel. Yes, it is a sulphur beach and on some days you may smell it. But, a great place to visit as part of an organised trip. Take beach shoes because although it is a beautiful beach, it is quite gritty.

Thank Yvette C
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

When visiting this beach leave your Gold and silver in the safe at your hotel. The Sulphur will damage it. It was just ok to see .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

You'll need a LONG shower to loose the smell, but how gorgeous this place! Three small beaches (and caves) you can swim into milky, sulphur waters!

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Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

First we got confused about xygia beach, we went in the other xigua then sulphur beach which is so so beautiful and peaceful place to relax. After we search and find Sulphur beach 100 meters after the Xygia taverna. This beach is beautiful we spent 2 hours ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice little beach with a parrot in cantine up the stairs. If you want to eat something look for nearby taverns, unless you're really hungry.

Thank Piotr W

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