GeoLog

Imaggeo On Monday: The Ω shaped Voidokilia beach

Imaggeo On Monday: The Ω shaped Voidokilia beach

Voidokilia beach is located on the Ionian coast of Messinia, in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese region, in Greece. While it is famous for its round shape reminiscent of the Greek letter Ω, it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. It is separated by a strip of dunes from the lagoon of Gialova, which was created due to both tectonic activity and sea level rise during the prehistoric years, in combination with alluvial deposits of the Giannakouza river. The beach and the wider area have been designated as a place of special natural beauty and is part of the Natura 2000 Network.

Description by Athanasios Serafeim, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.

 

Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) can submit their photographs and videos to this repository and, since it is open access, these images can be used for free by scientists for their presentations or publications, by educators and the general public, and some images can even be used freely for commercial purposes. Photographers also retain full rights of use, as Imaggeo images are licensed and distributed by the EGU under a Creative Commons licence. Submit your photos at http://imaggeo.egu.eu/upload/.

Avatar photo
This guest post was contributed by a scientist, student or a professional in the Earth, planetary or space sciences. The EGU blogs welcome guest contributions, so if you've got a great idea for a post or fancy trying your hand at science communication, please contact the blog editor or the EGU Communications Officer to pitch your idea.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*