The next Zante beach of Xigia, on the road north is just a couple of minutes further north.
This second Xigia really is an extraordinary beach, one of our favourite spots on the island. It is this beach that is known as the Xigia Sulphur Springs and Collagen Spa because of the unique mineral waters pouring down from the mountains above.
A canteen and free parking area at the top of the the Xigia Spa beach makes access to the bay easy. The walk down to the beach below is rather steep, but only a minute or two to the bottom. The view of the beach from the canteen above is quite spectacular. The bright turquoise waters, white pebble sand and stark cliffs make this a really picturesque spot.
From above the beach you can clearly see the white collagen flowing into the sea from the caves. These natural spring waters mix with the sea water here, making the water highly therapeutic and extremely relaxing. The spring water is particularly rich in collagen and very good for rheumatism, arthritis, and skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Along with the medicinal benefits, the beach itself at Xigia Spa is an absolute delight. Just a few palm umbrellas and sun beds provide a place to shelter from the sun and give the beach a distinctly tropical feel. To add to the fun, the family run canteen at the top of the cliff offers snacks and refreshments which are wheeled down to the beach in a whicker basket from the canteen above.