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Tou Maliou to Ryaki beach

Location

Tou Maliou to Ryaki (i.e. Malios’ stream) is a wonderful small beach, 15km east of Rethymno town and just a few kilometres east of Skaleta.
The beach is formed in bay, protected by vertical cliffs.

Characteristics

Access By: Car Beach Type: Pebbles
Depth: Deep Temperature: Normal
Organised: Little Natural Shade: Yes
Crowded: Normal Windy: Yes

Facilities

Few umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, coffee, snack, parking.

Notes

To the west and east end of the beach, there are several impressive sea caves which host the endangered Mediterranean seal monachus monachus.
A large part of the eastern ones collapsed in 2011.
Further east there is the impressive Kamara beach (i.e. arch) which is accessible only by boat from Skaleta.
The beach is affected by the north winds.

How to reach Tou Maliou to Ryaki

The beach is very close to the new National road (E75) that connects Rethymnon and Heraklion.

If you drive from Rethymnon towards Heraklion, little after Skaleta, you will see the “Creta Farms” factory and after some metres you will find two EKO gas stations on both sides of the road.

There is a road leading to the beach which starts behind the gas station that is on your left.
The safest way to make a u turn on the National road would be to enter the gas station on your right in order to drive back towards Rethymnon and then immeditely enter the opposite gas station.

1 Comment

  1. Karin, July 11, 2014 at 23:56

    I was here four days now, in the beginning of July, and I really LOVE this beach! Quiet and SO beautiful and clean! The sand is perfect – it’s like in an Aquarium and doesn’t stuck everywhere ;) And the people that runs the facilities are so nice. You even get served by your sunbed :)

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