West Crete beaches



Marmara beach
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Marmara (meaning marbles) or Dialiskari beach is a nice secluded small pebbly bay shaped near the exit of the imposing Aradena Gorge, in Sfakia region. It is located 85km south of Chania and 5km west of Loutro. It is the beach where the ramblers of Aradena Gorge rest. However, visitors coming from Loutro do usually visit the place.

The name Marmara means "marbles" and is named after the soft colorful rocks that cover the area. The beach is very far from the civilization since it's 60' walking distance from the closest inhabited beach of Likkos and 75' from Loutro. There are no roads here, so walking and boat are the only possible ways to reach the place. There is one small tavern near the beach, where you can rest, but that's all.

During the summer, there are daily boat routes from Loutro. Once in the Loutro area, visiting Marmara and hiking in the south part of Aradena Gorge is highly suggested.

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Additional Info

  • Prefecture: Chania
  • Sea water color: Turquoise, Deep blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles
  • Depth: Deep
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Facilities: Food / water nearby, Umbrellas / beds
  • Other Information: Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Accessibility: Boat, Walking

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