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Menies beaches


Menies beaches are located on the north eastern end of Rodopos cape, about 45km north west of Chania town.


Access By: Car*/boat Beach Type: Sand/pebbles
Depth: DeepTemperature: Normal
Organised: No Natural Shade: No
Crowded: No Windy: No


The beaches are completely unorganised and isolated with no facilities on the way, therefore bring anything you may need with you.


There are two secluded beaches with emerald waters, ideal for campers and naturists.
The first pebbly beach is that of Saint George.
It is formed at the exit of Foundas gorge which starts from the 9th century monastery of Saint George.

The next sandy beach is found about 1km to the north and is called Diktynna.
It was named after the site of ancient Diktynna, a place of worship of the goddess Vritomartis, which is believed to be goddess Artemis.
Vritomartis was worshiped during the Hellenistic and Roman times and there are still a few remains of the ancient Roman temple.

How to get to Menies

*The road to Menies beaches is a rough dirt road, so make sure you only tackle it with a 4×4.
It is 23km away from Rodopos village and takes about 1.5 hours of driving either way.
In summertime, you could hop onto a tourist boat from either Platanias or Kolimbari and spend the day on Menies beaches.

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