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Salamias beaches


The beaches of Salamias are located about 67km south of Heraklion city.
Although access is very difficult, they are well worth a visit.


Access By: Boat/foot Beach Type: Coarse sand
Depth: Deep Temperature: Cool
Natural Shade: Little Organised: No
Crowded: No Nudism-friendly: Yes


The beaches are completely unorganized.


The secluded beaches are formed at the exit of a small canyon of the Asterousia mountains.
There are several coves ideal for nudism, snorkelling, fishing and hiking.
The most beautiful one is the westernmost beach, called Vourlidia.
The surrounding area is an important habitat for many rare species of birds and plants.

How to reach Salamias

Salamia beaches are accessible only by boat or on foot from Agios Ioannis which would take about 2 hours.

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