Gunungkidul Regency is one of the regions that has the longest coastline in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Various locations have their uniqueness with beautiful coral rocks. One of them is Jungwok Blue Ocean, Santorini in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta.

The atmosphere in Jungwok Blue Ocean is claimed to be similar to Santorini tourist attractions in Greece (Photo: Harian Jogja/David Kurniawan)

Jungwok Blue Ocean is located in Jungwok Beach Area, Tongu Village, Kapanewon or Girisubo District, Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta.  

The origin of the name Jungwok Beach

The name Jungwok Beach is related to the events of Mount Manjung, which is located in Gunungkidul. Where, the mountain only erupted once, namely 400 million years ago.

As a result of the eruption, as many as 1/3 of the part broke into an island called Kalong Island, which is located not far from Jungwok Beach.

Also, read: Jomblang Cave in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The name Jungwok is a combination of the words Jung ("Mount Manjung") and Wok from the word "Krowok" which in Javanese means hole and broken.

Promote the Santorini Concept in Greece

At first, Jungwok Beach was one of the beaches that had white sand in the Gunungkidul region. Upon arrival at Jungwok Beach, visitors will be greeted with a stretch of sand, breeze, and pounding waves. There is a coral island on Jungwok Beach, but it protrudes into the sea so it cannot be reached by visitors.

To attract tourists, Jungwok Beach is increasingly developed by creating and carrying out concepts such as the Santorini area in Greece, becoming unique new tourism in the east side beach area.


Located in one of the Wediombo beach areas, visitors can go through the southern causeway from Baron Beach or can go through the Semanu - Girisubo route.

Gunungkidul Regent Sunaryanta said, Gunungkidul which was once quiet is now an area with many tourist attractions so that many investors look to Gunungkidul to invest.

In 2023, three tourist attractions will be built, one of which is Jungwok Blue Ocean, Obelix, and Stone Valley.

Jungwok Blue Ocean does carry a concept like in Santorini, Greece with a combination of white and blue. Located right above Jungwok beach, visitors can see the beach area with white sand.  

Jungwok Beach Route

The distance of Jungwok Beach from Yogyakarta City is about 75.6 kilometers with a travel time of approximately two hours.

The trip to Jungwok Beach from Yogyakarta City can be through Jl Raya Janti, Jl Majapahit, Banguntapan, Jl Wonosari, Jl Jogja-Wonosari, Jl Semanu, and Jl Wediombo.

Jungwok Beach Route

The location of Jungwok Beach is to the east of Wediombo Beach, approximately one kilometer away. From the parking lot, visitors can walk on the path and grove of trees.

Jungwok Blue Ocean entrance fee and opening hours

The entrance ticket is IDR 25,000, there are also available free photo spots, the center of Santorini, a playground, and a mini pool. There will also be Santorini specialties.

There a places like Santorini village, the Center of Santorini with shops to boutiques that are stores for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises around the Jungwok Blue Ocean area. 

For its operating hours, Jungwok Blue Ocean is open from morning to night, from 09.00 WIB to 20.00 WIB during weekdays and 09.00 WIB to 21.00 WIB on weekends or weekends.

That's a little information about "Jungwok Blue Ocean, Santorini in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia". Hopefully, it will give its attraction to come and enjoy the natural beauty of Indonesia.