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Xigia
Xigia

Xigia

9.88 reviews
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Leicester

A beautiful little beach, famous for its health-enhancing waters straight from the deep waters created by a tectonic fault.

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Xigia is just one of the northern part of the islands safe beaches, it is also a beautiful spot. There is a snack bar and really nice taverna close by. An ideal place for family fun.

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The Sulphur and Collagen Spa Beach at Xigia is a really unique and memorable experience and should not be missed during your stay here on the island of Zante. Xigia is located 18 km north east of Agios Leon. You follow the same directions to Makris Gialos. Xigia beach is 3 km before Makris Gialos.

You will smell Xigia before you reach it, literally. Due to the sulfur springs in the surrounding sea caves, a strange (and unpleasant) smell can be felt in the air in the whole area around the beach. Nevertheless, people easily get used to it once there, especially because of the healing properties of the water that help for bone, joint and skin related diseases. The places is known as a natural sulfur spa.

The beach here is naturally beautiful, a small bay set between the cliffs, with turquoise waters. The natural spring water flowing into the sea here is filled with collagen and sulphur.
These natural spring waters mix with the sea water here, making the water highly therapeutic and extremely relaxing. The spring water is particularly rich in collagen and very good for rheumatism, arthritis, and skin conditions such as psoriasis.
A canteen and free parking area at the top of beach makes access to the bay easy. The walk down to the beach below is rather steep, but only a minute or two to the bottom. The view of the beach from the canteen above is quite spectacular. The bright turquoise waters, white pebble sand and stark cliffs make this a really picturesque spot.
Just a few palm umbrellas and sun beds provide a place to shelter from the sun and give the beach a distinctly tropical feel. To add to the fun, the family run canteen at the top of the cliff offers snacks and refreshments which are wheeled down to the beach in a wicker basket from the canteen above.

1 km south of Xigia there are two other small coves known as Little Xigia, although larger in size. They are accessible via a cement road (there is a sign “Canteen Magda”) you park before you reach the canteen and you go by foot. There are two separate long stairways that take you down to the beaches. The walk down is quite a challenge. However, once you reach at the bottom you are sure to enjoy your stay. The crystal waters and completely tranquil atmosphere is a unique break from the busier tourist spots. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a day of completely natural relaxation.

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Athens

Γραφική παραλία, σχετικά μέτριας δυσκολίας πρόσβαση αλλά με καταπληκτικά νερά και για λίγους! Πέρα από το φοβερό χρώμα του νερού αυτό που την κάνει ξεχωριστή είναι η μεγάλη περιεκτικότητα σε θειάφι, το οποίο έχει θεραπευτικές ιδιότητες. Οπότε σπεύσατε!

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Thessaloniki

Μοναδική επιλογή! Πέρα από τα κρυστάλλινα νερά της και την υπέροχη τοποθεσία της με τους απότομους βράχους να προκαλούν δέος, η συγκεκριμένη παραλία θα σας προσφέρει και υπηρεσίες υγείας και σπα! Η περιεκτικότητα του νερού σε θειάφι το καθιστά θεραπευτικό αλλά κι ένα φυσικό τρόπο περιποίησης του δέρματος!

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