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Agia Roumeli beach

Location

Agia Roumeli is a small and secluded village on the south coast of Chania prefecture, between Chora Sfakion and Sougia.
It lies at the end of the Samaria Gorge and is visited by thousands of people who descend the gorge every day.
The waters in Agia Roumeli are crystal clear and the beach is long and ideal for snorkeling.

Characteristics

Access By: Ferry Beach Type: Pebbles
Depth: Deep Temperature: Cool
Organised: Yes Natural Shade: Yes
Nudism-friendly: Yes Crowded: Normal*

Facilities

Showers, umbrellas and sunbeds, cafe, snack, tavernas, accommodation, mini market, ferry boat trips.

Notes

The main beach is well organised but the more you distance yourself, the more likely it is you will be alone in a deserted little beach , with caves or large rocks offering shade and suitable for nudism.

* The main beach is crowded with hikers until the departure of the ferry.

How to reach Agia Roumeli

As is there is no road network in Agia Roumeli, access is possible only by the ferry from Chora Sfakion, Palaeochora, Sougia and Loutro and on foot by either crossing the Samaria gorge or following the E4 path from Chora Sfakion which takes about 7 hours.

Photo: Aleksandra Dudek

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