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Xi Beach

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Address: Lixouri to Manzavinata Rd. | Lixouri, 28200, Greece

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Went here when both Tavernas had just closed, which was unfortunate. We stayed awhile in the sun and then left to search for a drink. Worth a visit in the summer.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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Totnes, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went here when both Tavernas had just closed, which was unfortunate. We stayed awhile in the sun and then left to search for a drink. Worth a visit in the summer.

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BOLOGNA ITALY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I did not enjoy this beach with red clay soil, in the very middle of nowhere! Lots of people, however, find this mud HEALTHY (like a SPA experience) . !!!

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The beach has a very original red-brown colour. If you like walking you will have an opportunity to make a loooooooong walk ;-) and breath. During the walk you can see beautiful sea, mountains and... the airplanes taking off and touching down. The only one problem is... chaos/mess on the beach (partly only), but you can look over the dado... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A long narrow beach with red sand with beds and umbrellas for rent at €5 for the day. Clear waters and several eateries

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Thank Janey1963
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely beach 6€ for 2 beds and a brolly or 4 poster types for more luxury Averto beach bar at the far end offer excellent value and a good choice of snacks and drinks with service on the beach or sit in the snack bar

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Xi Beach's red sand sets it apart from all the other beaches on the island. Not only that, it is also home to plenty of clay which, when moistened in sea water, you can rub over your body for some natural skincare. We spent two weeks in Kefalonia and as our hotel was right on Xi Beach, we were regular... More 

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Dublin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Honestly not my peace of cake, red sand give river beach looks, and beach is away from the town, about 20 min drive from Luxor, surrounded by white clay dunes. Few tavernas on the site.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The sand on the beach isn't as spectacular as photos make it seem, but the sea floor is pretty smooth and good for swimming. Sometimes there are inflatable activities like mid-water trampolines and slides, but not always. The real highlight is the clay cliffs on the right ride. If mixed with water, it can be great fun to cover yourself... More 

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Sunderland
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Xi beach is very busy although there is nowhere to eat unless you go into one of the hotels. The beach itself it crammed with sun beds with quite a large area taken up by a company offering warersports. A short walk along the beach to Mega Lakos is worthwhile if you want I crowded beaches

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Thank hollyingreece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This Beach is a cosy red sand Beach. With beds for hire and you can order drinks here. Great for swimming you can stand for a long distance before it gets deeper

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