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Trafoulas beach

Location

Trafoulas or Trahoulas beach lies in a stunningly beautiful cove, at a distance of about 69km south of Heraklion and 4km east of Lendas.
The beach is also known as Psili Ammos (i.e. fine sand) or Dragon Bay.
Trafoulas beach is formed at the exit of a small gorge and is therefore relatively isolated.

Characteristics

Access By: Car&foot/boat Beach Type: Sand/pebbles
Depth: Deep Temperature: Cool
Organised: No Natural Shade: Little
Crowded: No Family-friendly: Yes
Windy: No Nudism-friendly: Yes

Facilities

The beach is completely unorganised.

Notes

The long Trafoulas beach is a mixture of fine greyish sand and small pebbles with some smooth rocks in the middle.
The water is crystal clear and deepens quite fast.
At the eastern end of the beach there are two caves where you can find shade, if not already occupied.
This part of the beach is aslo preferred by nudists.
Trafoulas beach is completely unorganised so take plenty of water and all the necessary with you.

How to get to Trafoulas

Trafoulas beach is accessible only by boat from Lendas or on foot through a small gorge.

To get to Trafoulas, follow the left road that starts just before you enter the village of Lendas.
This road leads to the east and has signs pointing the way to Loutra and Petrakis beaches.

After about 20 minutes you will reach a small port where the fishing boats anchor.
Continue driving uphill and at the top of this hill, you will find a parking place.

From this point you can see the small gorge that leads to the beach, on your right hand.
Follow the path leading to the bottom of the gorge and continue walking through the gorge.
The path down the gorge can be quite steep at some places, so be very careful!
The beautiful walk in the gorge takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

 

Photo by: andy9909

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