This is a very unusual and unique area, often compared to a lunar landscape, the outcome of volcanic eruptions, molten white colored ash which has cooled down and been sculpted by the elements, the scientific terminology is white volcanic tuff.  There is no vegetation whatsoever but you will find many fossilized sea creatures thrown up from the deep during eruptions. 

The name Sarakiniko comes from the Saracen pirates who in the middle ages hid their ships here in between raids on merchant ships traveling across the seas from Constantinople to Europe, it can still be seen see today where they secured their ships. Today Sarakiniko is a popular destination for Photographers, Film Producers and many visitors enjoying the sea, diving from high rock formations.


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