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.
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
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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