Voidokilia Beach is probably the most famous beach of Messinia and one of the most beautiful in Greece! Its name comes from Voufras, which means “where the oxen live”. It is still mentioned in ancient inscription and as Boybota – Voidokilia. The most obvious name may also come from the great curvature of the vagina and the fact that it resembles an ox belly.
Voidokilia is located next to the Lagoon of Gialova.
This natural bay is of unique beauty: white fine sand spreads over a large area, from side to side of the beach. Its waters are serene, turquoise and exotic. On your left, as you can see the sea, you seePaleokastro on the base of which is the Cave of Nestor.
On your right, on the other end of the Voidokilia on the hill, there is a vaulted tomb that is attributed (not yet confirmed) to the Thracian, son of Nestor.
Low vegetation surrounds the Bay of Voidokilia, while the sandy beach is full of beautiful shells – as long as you plunge your handful into the sand!
Voidokilia is as remote as it needs to remain “authentic”. It is within the protected zone of Natura 2000 and you will not encounter any organized activity there. In August it is flooded with hundreds of Visitors, who come to admire it and enjoy its waters and the beauty of the landscape. Free camping is prohibited in the area, which has significant biodiversity.
The easiest to access route is through Petrochori.