West Crete beaches

Marmara

Chania

Marmara beach
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Marmara or Dialiskari beach is am amazing secluded small pebbly bay shaped near the exit of the imposing Aradena Gorge, in Sfakia region. It is located 85km south of Chania city and 5km west of Loutro. It is the beach where the ramblers of Aradena Gorge rest before continuing their course to Loutro.

The name Marmara means "marbles" and is named after the soft colorful rocks and sea caves, that consist the most striking featiure of the place. The beach is 60' walking distance from the closest inhabited beach of Lykos and 75' from Loutro. There are no roads here, so walking or boat are the only possible means to reach the place. There is one small tavern near the beach, where you can eat really good food (reservations are needed!) and umbrellas on the beach.

During the summer, there are daily boats from Loutro. Once in the Loutro area, visiting Marmara and hiking in the gorge of Aradena 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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