What we tend to call “Cleopatra Bay” goes under a number of names locally including “Ruin Bay” and “Hamam Bay”. Located in the South West corner of Monastir Bay, legend would suggest it was visited, or even gifted, to Cleopatra during her honeymoon to Marc Antony. The Queen is said to have bathed in its warm natural spring waters and soaked in the magnesium and calcium goodness to ease her aches and pains. The fine sand on the small beach in the bay is also said to have been shipped from Egypt to replace the shingle most commonly found along this stretch of coast. Aside from the stories that attract daily boat trips and yachts-a-plenty, another striking feature on arrival is the semi-submerged ruins of an ancient Greek monastery – a wonderful place to explore and snorkel.