When you stay at Guesthouse Ilios kai Thalassa you can start hiking from our doorsteps to explore the nearby beautiful nature. The area has a very wealthy flora and fauna with many flowering plants and butterflies.
We are within minutes walking from Natura 2000 protected dunes and Romanos beach.
It is here were the Loggeread Sea Turtles still comes to lay their eggs. This year, 2018, we have again nests, even more than last year.
In about 20 min. walking between lush olive groves and vineyards enjoying stunning panoramas you can reach the famous Gialova Divari Lagoon and the natural bay of Voidokilia Beach, also known as Omega beach because of it’s shape.
Voidokilia Beach has been recognised officially as a landscape of exceptional natural beauty by the Greek government, and is one of the most captivating spots in Greece.
Petrochori: Paleokastro The castle (officially closed) is a ruin, but the outside walls and his round and square towers are saved in a good condition. It can be explored with care. The views from the top are magnificent.
Below the Paleokastro, in the cliff just above Voidokilia beach, you find Nestor’s cave. According to Greek mythology, it was there that Hermes hid the cattle he had stolen from his brother Apollo.
From Voidokilia beach you can pass onto the Divari lagoon of Gialova through a natural path to observe the lagoon’s bird life and the fascinating world of one of Europe’s most important wetlands. It’s a birds and bird watchers paradise with annually over 270 species counted! The surrounding dunes are the last place in Europe where the African chameleon can be spotted.
In the villages Romanos and Petrochori close to Guesthouse Ilios kai Thalassa as well as on the beach there are various taverna’s. For lunch or diner they serve traditional home made Greek food most have large terraces outside and serve local produced vegetables, meats and wines. Some serve fresh fish from the local fishermen.
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