Sarakiniko Beach

Beach name: Sarakiniko Beach
Location: Preveza, Epiros
Our rating: 1/5 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

Greece photograph
Sarakiniko Beach
Preveza, Epiros
  • Beach berm:
    Shingle
  • Seafloor:
    Shingle
  • Water rating: 0/5 about
  • Access:
    Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition

    The road to the beach is steep, narrow, and twists endlessly downhill. There might be areas where a large vehicle cannot fit.
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
    Organized camping site near the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    It would be hard to drive a wide RV through the road to Sarakiniko beach.
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
  • Notes:
    We visited the beach once in August 2003 and found the surface of the water full of floating greenish particles. They looked like algae or plant matter,but they were everywhere and made swimming very uncomfortable.

    It is possible that the floating materials drifted there only the day we visited, but we will not return to find out if the water is clean any other day, especially since the drive to Sarakiniko beach was not particularly easy for us or our car. There is not enough space for parking, the beach is small and easily crowded.

    The picture on the main road looks good, but driving a little farther north to reach Karavostasi beach, or a little farther south to Parga would probably be better options. If you had a different experience at this beach, please write a review.

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach_Report_by Soitiris
    Beach_Location Sarakiniko Beach
    Beach_Name Sarakiniko
    rating 3 = Good (would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area)
    Beach Small Pebbles
    Sea_Floor Small Pebbles
    Water 3/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Hotel yes
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments Sarakiniko Beach is a great beach. I've been swimming this beach since the 1980's but I am not a local. I specifically remember at that time all the topless ladies walking by!!!

    Epirus has a raw beauty that only a few appreciate. It was voted Region of the Year and has many to offer only in a few kms radius.

    This area has amazing views of the mountains, sea and islands. The waters are always circulating in the Adriatic. Hence the reason these beaches are colder and cleaner.

    I highly recommend Epirus for its beauty and cheap prices!

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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