Lakki beach

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Lakki is located 81km southeast of Chania and 48km southwest of Rethymno city. It’s located close to Fragokastelo, just 2km eastern, near the village Skaloti. A small stream that runs in the Gorge of Sfaggofarago empties to the west of Lakki. The beach is accessed by driving in the road that starts from Skaloti.

In Lakki, Laki or Lakkes, as they are named, you will meet several beautiful sandy coves, separated by very small rocky peninsulas. Olive groves reach the sea shore, indicating that the sea is almost always calm, since it does not destroy the olive trees. The area is very quiet and slightly organized. There are few units with rooms and some taverns. If you have a car, you won’t face any problem here, since the busier Fragokastelo is located within walking distance.

Lakki is suitable for quiet holidays and ideal for children. The sea is crystal clear and has very few visitors. In some coves there are umbrellas, but finding shade with so many olive and tamarisk trees around will not be a problem.

The easternmost cove of the main coves of the area (pinned on Map) is called Kioni, named after the birds that used to nest there during the Halcyon Days, i..e. the seven days in winter when storms never occur.

If you have time, you can walk till Skaloti village and admire the beautiful Byzantine church of Prophet Elijah, which was built in 1335.

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Symbol Explanation

Water Color

 Turquoise Water Color

 Deep Blue Water Color

 Normal Blue Water Color

 Green-Blue Water Color


Beach Style

 White Sand

 Normal Sand

 Coarse Sand



Wave Style

 Flat Surface

 Small Waves

 Normal Waves

 Large Waves


Water Depth

 Shallow Beach

 Normal Depth

 Deep Water


Crowd Information

 Secluded / Quiet Beach

 Normal Crowds

 Crowded Beach


Water Temperature

 Very Cool





 Accommodation nearby

 Food / Water nearby

 Umbrellas / Sunbeds

 Water Sports



 Blue Flag


 Nudism Friendly Beach

 Palm Trees

 Camping Friendly Beach

 Suggested for Snorkelling

 Natural shade (cave, trees, etc.)

 Sea Turtle nesting



 Public Transport

 Car Access

 Dirt Track

 Access by boat

 Trekking required

 Handicap friendly