Viannos beaches



Listis beach
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Listis is located 69km southeast of Iraklion, between Kastri  (2km to the west) and Tsoutsouras. The street linking Kastri and Tsoutsouras passes next to the beach. However, in order to get to the beach you should descend a steep slope. Alternatively, you can get off at the next beach of Kamboula and walk eastwards. Whichever way you choose, it definitely is worth it.

This quite small beach is certainly one of the nicest in Crete. It remains unorganized, but can become busy in peak season. It has sand and shallow crystal clear waters. What makes it special is the big rocks inside the sea and on the shore. Although there are many rocks in the water, the seabed is generally sandy and is ideal for swimming and splashes! If you also swim east of the beach, besides the huge rock of Listis, you'll reach a small sandy beach with a spring at area Xirokambi. The rock above the beach, called the rock of Listis (= bandit) hosts several nice caves; according to the legend, a bandit lived once in the caves. The caves can be reached quite easily from the main road, not from the beach. Atop the hill, there was a small sanctuary in ancient era.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture, Central Crete, South Crete, Viannos area
  • Sea water color: Blue
  • Sand type: Sand, Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Normal
  • Other Information: Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing, Tree Shade, Rock shade
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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