Sarakiniko Beach

Beach name: Sarakiniko Beach
Location: Elafonisos, Lakonia, Peloponnese
Our rating: 5/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Sarakiniko beach, Elafonisos island, Lakonia
Sarakiniko Beach
Elafonisi island, Lakonia
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 3/5 about
  • Access:
    Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
  • Amenities:
    Organized camping site near the beach
    NONE, bring your own drinking water and food
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Organized Camping

  • Some beach areas might be suitable for nude swimming
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site near the rocks
    Sandy sea floor for the rest of the long beach
  • Notes:
    Sarakiniko beach is featured in the GreekLandcapes.com top-ten best beaches of Greece. It is a fantastic wide and long patch of soft, golden sand that frames crystal-clear waters at the sourthern end of Peloponnese.

    Elafonisi (or Elafonisos) island is tiny and mostly known to Greeks, but it is getting better known thanks to reports such as this one. The nearby Simos beach gets more of the fame thanks to some very loud and semi-trendy kiosk-bars that contribute to considerable traffic an noise.

    But a short walk from Simos beach (turn left toward the organized parking before you reach Simos beach for better access to Sarakiniko) would bring you as close as you can get to beach paradise. Sarakiniko beach is so long and wide, you will always find a quiet spot in the sand even during the busiest days of summer. Highly recommended!

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach Report by Wojtek Kondrat
    Beach Location Elafonissos
    Beach Name Sarakiniko
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 4=Very Good (would go out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Snorkeling Not very good for snorkeling
    Comments I give only 4 just because had to save 5 point for Simos. Other then that defenitely great beach

    Beach Report by Frenky
    Beach Location Elafonissos
    Beach Name Sarakiniko
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Some beach areas might be suitable for nude swimming
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments Not too crowded also in August

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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