Voidokilia is perhaps the most famous beach in Messinia and one of the most beautiful in Greece! Its name comes from Voufras, “where oxen live”. It is also mentioned on an ancient inscription as Vouvota – Voidokilia. However, the most obvious name probably derives from the great curvature that forms the bay and the fact that it looks like an ox’s belly.
Voidokilia is as remote as necessary to remain “authentic”. It is within the protected zone of Natura 2000 and you will not find there any organized activity. In August, it is swarmed by 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.