Xigia Beach

Beaches in Zante


Location: About 6kms northwest of Alykes just off the main road to Skinari

Getting There: Take the main road heading north through Katastari and keep going along the coast, you will see a small car park and a taverna on the right. The beach is hidden from the road until you have already gone past it

Access: A very steep and rough track leads down to the beach. Don't risk it in your rental car!

Sunbeds: No

Toilets: No

Watersports: No

Safe for Kids: Not really. The water gets deep quickly and it is quite rocky in places

Food & Drinks: No, unless you climb back up the hill to the taverna

Turtles: No

Seaweed: No

Sand or Pebbles: Course sand with pebbles in places

Car Parking: A small car park at the top next to main road. If it's full then the beach will be busy!

Beaches near to Xigia Beach:

Alykes Beach  (54 Comments)
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Makri Gialos Beach  (4 Comments)
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St Nicholas Beach Nth  (1 Comment)
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Xigia Beach  (4 Comments)
Xigia BeachA stunning little beach famous for the aroma of 'bad eggs'. It's sulphur escaping from the surrounding rocks apparently!