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Tou Maliou to Ryaki beach


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.


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


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


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.

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