The Wild Allure of Kokkinokastro Beach, Alonissos, Greece.

August 30, 2015
Kokkinokastro Beach, Alonissos, Greece

Amongst all the beaches that we’ve visited in Alonissos, it was in Kokkinokastro where we spent the longest time for the reason being there’s no taverna in this beach. They do have a small beach bar but it doesn’t serve tsipouro and cooked food so the men of the family went to the nearby Chrisi Milia to have their afternoon appetizers along with their tsipouro. Us women then had to wait for them until they’re done which wasn’t really a problem for us as we were able to bask under the sun longer which is exactly what we’ve been doing for most of this holiday.

Kokkinokastro beach is surrounded by large, imposing red rocks which gives a very wild atmosphere to it. Sunbeds were available but only a few. In front of the beach was the island of Kokkinokisi where there have been discoveries of pre-historic equipments. In fact, Kokkinokastro itself is the site of an ancient city called Ikos which is the oldest known pre-historic evidence of habitation in the Aegean.

Kokkinokastro Beach, Alonissos, Greece

The beach is pebbled, the sea is cold and refreshing. The sea bed goes quite deep though after only a few feet from the shore which made me panic a bit. Not a good swimmer here. :p

Kokkinokastro Beach, Alonissos, Greece

To be honest, Kokkinokastro beach wasn’t very impressive at least for me but it’s probably because I still had Leftos Gialos beach in my mind which we visited the day before.

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  • Reply Packing my Suitcase September 4, 2015 at 12:39

    Ohhhh all your posts about Greece are making me crazy <3
    Sooo beautiful. Love your photos!

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  • Reply Bumble Bee Mum September 4, 2015 at 06:42

    You know, when I was reading your other post on Alonissos, I was thinking, “Where’s the beach?” Well, here it is! And I have never been to a pebbled beach before. So a pebbled beach is still a beach?? I would think a beach needs to have sand… :p
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High September 6, 2015 at 15:51

      Hahaha! A pebbled beach is still a beach yes. :p
      I prefer pebbles because it’s easier to remove from your swimsuit than sand. Lol.

  • Reply Mitzie Mee August 31, 2015 at 23:24

    I like the dramatic settings of this beach and I’m sure it would look great on a postcard, but when it comes to swimming, I prefer sandy over pebbled.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 31, 2015 at 23:42

      I think it’s only me and the Greek Mister who likes the pebbles over sand. :p

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