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Kali Limenes beaches


Kali Limenes  beaches are about 75km south west of Heraklioncity, on a good road.


Access By: Car Beach Type: Sand
Depth: Normal Temperature: Cool
Organised: Yes Crowded: Normal
Natural Shade: Yes Windy: No
Family-friendly: Yes Nudism-friendly: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, canteen, restaurant, accommodation.


Although the beach is among the few which are calm all year round and the waters are clean, the view of the oil tanks of  SEKA belonging to one of the richest families in Greece, the Vardinoyannis family, which is located opposite from the settlement on the  island of  Mikronisi is surely a heartbreaking sight.

Just 500m west of Kali Limenes harbour you will find the far more beautiful and usually quieter beach of  Stena.
It is a secluded cove, beyond the hill where the church and the cave of St. Paul are situated ans accessible on foot since it is only a short walk from the harbour of Kali Limenes or by driving downhill a dirt road for about 500 metres starting from Kali Limenes.

Stena with its huge rock just offshore is a far more beautiful secluded pebbly beach providing no facilities and quite small so it easily gets crowded.

How to get to Kali Limenes

Kali Limenes beaches are accessible by rented cars and motorbikes.
If you choose to drive from Heraklion,  you have to drive past the village of Pompia, in the Messara Plain and follow the road to Pigaidakia village.
There are many signs pointing to the beaches of Kali Limenes throughout the drive.

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