Mar 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Omega Shaped Beach in Greece

 

The Omega Shaped Beach in Greece

 

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Voidokilia Beach is a popular beach in Messinia, in Southern Greece. The beach is in the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω) and its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. The land facing side of the strip of dunes is the Gialova Lagoon (or Yalova Lagoon), an important bird habitat; and the whole area is part of a Natura 2000 protected area (Natura 2000 is an ecologice network of preotected areas in the territory of the European Union. [Source]

Parking for the beach is reached by sand tracks either from the Gialova Lagoon parking area (also used by bird-watchers) or by following the Northside route from Petrochori.

If you’d like to see this exact location on Google Maps, click here or enter the following coordinates: 36° 57′ 48.75″ N, 21° 39′ 49.20″ E

 

 

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