Sarakiniko beach is a small tourist beach on the east coast of the Greek Island of Nisyros. The beach is less than a mile long and is framed by volcanic cliffs. The turquoise water of the Aegean Sea and the black sand of the beach are the main attractions of the beach.
Sarakiniko is one of the most beautiful beaches located on the north coast of Milos, Greece. The landscape here is very impressive and unforgettable, it has a number of unusual features: long horizontal rocks leaning over the sea, which were gradually weathered and washed away by the action of saltwater, formed huge depressions. Locals often compare this scenic landscape to the moon.
The entire landscape here was formed by volcanic rocks. There are no signs of vegetation on the beach. The bright white rocks and sand provide an interesting contrast to the deep, deep blue waters.
The infrastructure of Sarakiniko is rather poorly developed. You will not find noisy bars and restaurants here. This place is perfect for a secluded getaway and reunion with nature. This beach is one of the most photographed in the Aegean Sea.
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Sarakiniko beach, located just 1.5 km north of the port of Karave, on the island of Gavdos, you can get there by bus from Karave, or on foot, about 30 minutes. It is named after the Saracen pirates who once used the island as a base. Sarakiniko, like all the beaches of Gavdos Island, is one of the best beaches in Europe, and no description can convey this beauty. The beach is located in a large bay facing north. It is a delightful beach, with a crystal clear shallow sea hidden in a wild landscape of dunes and junipers. On the beach, there are the necessary services, several rooms for rent, as well as car rentals, taverns, and a mini-market.
The climate in Milos is a typical Mediterranean, characterized by sunny and hot summers and mild and rainy winters.
As with other islands in the Cyclades archipelago, summer is inseparable from the seasonal north wind Meltemi, which blows from mid-July to mid-August and is pleasantly refreshing even on the hottest days.
The ideal time to visit the island is between Easter and September. As a rule, already in May the air temperature often reaches 27-30C, and the sea temperature – 18-19C. In the peak months of July and August, the air temperature can reach 25-35C, water -25C.
Often, even in early November, there are still days that allow you to enjoy a beach holiday.
Popular in terms of tourism, Milos has a well-developed hotel infrastructure.