Hahaha, Dennis! That half a jacket is actually an artfully arranged scarf draped over my shoulder - has your usual sartorial dress sense deserted you today?!!!! (That photo was taken a couple of years ago in the Yves St Laurent garden in Marrakesh - a fabulous place.)
As I said earlier in the post, the beach in my photo is Ambelakia/Abelakia - often now known as Mystique. It's at the other end of Koukounaries beach, going towards the Bananas & you can scramble over the rocks if you've got very tough feet & don't mind getting a bit wet. We always used to walk down past the deserted hotel, but now it's being renovated I imagine that the access through there will only be for hotel guests.
When we first discovered the beach the lady collecting the bed money used to appear out of the sea from Kouk direction, holding her skirts aloft - the problem being that she didn't seem to like wearing any undies ......... scary!!!
That's exactly how it was when we first 'found' the beach - with the pinchy plastic beds! (Some with straps missing). We first visited Koukounaries in 2004 & have been every year except 2009 (when we had to go to Mexico instead).
Such a heavenly beach - a shame it's going to get even busier. (Is that selfish of me?)
Great photos Kate, I used to love those plastic strip sunbeds they had a bit of 'give' in them for folk with sore backs AND arm rests for when you're reading a book, everything you could need on a beautiful beach WITH umbrellas that could be tilted - aah for the good old days ..
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Does anyone else love this place? A clue to where it is - great value food and hasn't been open for all that many years (probably about 3-4). Paul is on the far right of the photo - patiently/hungrily waiting for me to stop charging round taking pics!