Attica’s Tiny Islet That Has Its Own Natural Pool (Video)



The islet of Kakia Thalassa. Shot by UpDrones video

Attica has many small and tiny islets, scattered all over its coastline, but one of them is quite peculiar and absolutely stunning.

A 40-minute drive from downtown Athens and close to the town of Keratea, in Attica’s Mesogea, a rocky islet is located just off the coast, in a sea area known in Greek as ”Kakia Thalassa”, which literally means ”the Bad Sea”.

What makes this islet different from all the rest, is its geomorphology. Approximately one-fourth of its entire tract is sunken, with its edge touching the sea.

This weird shape has created a natural pool, which receives seawater when the tides are high.

The bottom of the sunken area is full of sand, making the islet a tempting destination for anyone who has a small boat or the strength to swim.

The team of UpDrones recently uploaded a video, depicting the beauty of this peculiar islet: