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  • Writer's pictureMargarita Orfanidou

The Hidden Beaches of Crete - by Boat

Hidden Beaches of Crete by Boat
Hidden Beaches of Crete By Boat

Crete is dotted with numerous hidden and secluded beaches accessible by boat, offering pristine beauty and tranquility. Here's a list of hidden beaches you can explore by boat in Crete:

  1. Seitan Limania Beach: Located near Chania, this beach is tucked between steep cliffs, providing stunning turquoise waters and a unique, secluded atmosphere.

  2. Dyskos Beach: Situated on the southern coast of Crete, Dyskos Beach is a remote, untouched gem with crystal-clear waters and a sense of isolation.

  3. Sweet Water Beach (Glyka Nera): Accessible by boat or a hike, this beach near Hora Sfakion offers refreshing freshwater springs merging with the sea and surrounded by cliffs.

  4. Apolakkia Beach: Nestled in the southern part of Rethymno, Apolakkia is a tranquil and relatively undiscovered beach with golden sand and shallow, clear waters.

  5. Lissos Beach: Accessible by boat or a hike from Sougia, Lissos Beach is rich in history and offers a unique blend of ancient ruins and a quiet beach setting.

  6. Kedrodasos Beach: Known for its cedar trees and pristine sand, this secluded beach near Elafonissi is a hidden paradise perfect for those seeking a peaceful escape.

  7. Tripiti Beach: Accessible by boat from Chora Sfakion or on foot, Tripiti Beach has stunning azure waters and a unique feature—a natural stone arch.

  8. Ammoudi Beach: Nestled between two cliffs near Plakias, Ammoudi Beach is a serene destination with crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming and relaxation.

  9. Pefki Gorge Beach: Located near the village of Askyfou, Pefki Gorge Beach is a hidden gem accessible by a hike or boat, offering unspoiled beauty and tranquility.

  10. Agiofarago Beach: Accessible by a hike or boat, Agiofarago Beach is surrounded by cliffs and offers a sense of seclusion, making it perfect for a quiet beach day.

Make sure to prioritize safety and follow local guidelines when visiting these hidden beaches. Some may only be accessible by boat during specific seasons or weather conditions, so plan your trip accordingly for a memorable beach-hopping experience.

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