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Macherida beach


The tiny beach of Macherida (machairi means “knife” in Greek) is located 15km northeast of Chania and 1km west of the village Chorafakia on cape Akrotiri.


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


The beach is completely unorganised.


The beach has white sand and turquoise deep waters.
Macherida beach has always been a shelter for gay people in Chania prefecture.
Naturists are also welcome to this well hidden rocky bay.

How to get to Macherida

Macherida beach is accessible by private cars and motorbikes.
There are daily buses from Chania to Chorafakia village from where you can walk to the beach.

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