Vlychada Beach (Vlichada Beach) is the closest thing I could get to reach the moon. Yellow carved cliffs standing tall near the "Moon Beach" makes this Greek paradise a breathtaking alternate universe.
The beautiful formations go on and on. It's as if you're transported to the surface of the moon or to another planet!
White. Black. Brown. Gray--- You have probably seen these beaches in different parts of the world. But have you seen a RED beach in this lifetime? ;-)
The rarity of its crimson color and breathtaking cliffs make Kokkini Beach, also known as Red Beach, a famous spot in Santorini, Greece.
Located at the southern coast of Santorini, one must take a ten-minute walk (from the parking) along this narrow beach trail in order to reach the beach. It is also very near the archaeological site in Akrotiri. For those who do not want to walk to the beach, you may take photos from the view point near the parking.
When you say Greece, people will automatically identify Santorini as the ONLY island paradise to go to. Thanks to travel books, I chanced upon two other paradises that are also worth visiting—Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon in Crete.
Located 42 kilometers west of Chania, one can go here via daily cruises from Kissamos port. From May to October, ferries leave at Kissamos port at around 10:15AM and return to the port at 6PM. From mid-June until mid-September, there are also ferries departing at 12:40PM.
To get to Kissamos port from Chania, you may take the bus or get transfers from tour groups. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket office at the port (arrive 30 minutes early to get good seats).
The cruise from port to Gramvousa takes around 45 minutes. You may opt to sit inside the airconditioned part of the ferry if you want to eat (the bar offers traditional Greek and international dishes) or if you feel like savoring the wind and enjoying the breathtaking views, you may relax outside.
Black magic. Potion. Mangkukulams. Barangs---
Siquijor has long been stereotyped as mystical. But after twenty four hours of "demystifying" this island, I learned that The Island of Fire is far from its typecast. If anything, it is bewitching (the fascinating kind.) Too bewitching that it makes tourists do crazy poses ;-)
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