Rodopou beaches

Agios Pavlos


Agios Pavlos Beach, Ravdoucha
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Agios Pavlos Beach, Ravdoucha - 1.3 out of 5 based on 297 votes

Agios Pavlos (i.e. St. Paul) is a beautiful secluded beach, located in a picturesque cove at Peninsula Rodopos, 40km northwest of Chania.

The easiest way to access the beach is by boat from Ravdoucha or Kissamos. You can also reach the beach, by driving in a long dirt road starting from the village Rodopos and finishing at the monastery. Before the monastery, you will also meet the scenic monastery of Saint John Gionas, one of the most important old monasteries. From Saint Paul, you have to follow the short path leading to the beach.

The beach is named after the small, very old monastery of St. Paul, known for its frescoes with inscriptions by pirates, sponge fishermen and Venetians rulers. The beach is totally secluded, has clear pebbles and deep cool waters. It is ideal for isolation and camping, especially when in windless days. In the region, there are no facilities.

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Additional Info

  • Prefecture: Chania
  • Sea water color: Blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually wavy
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Accessibility: Dirt track
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