East Crete beaches

Papadiokambos

Lassithi

Papadiokambos beach
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Papadiokambos is located 12km west of Sitia and 59km east of Agios Nikolaos, west of Cape Trahilos and near the Monastery of Faneromeni (in Skopi area). It can be accessed via a good dirt road. In Papadiokambos you’ll meet a long beach with large stones and rocks. In some places a few bays with pebbles are formed, where you can swim. The only sure thing is that you’ll be alone, since the place is completely secluded. There is almost no infrastructure around, so be sure you have supplies with you. Papadiokambos’ strong winds and big waves keep most visitors away. This, however, even in winter attracts the lovers of windsurfing. Papadiokambos (known by windsurfers as Faneromeni) is one of the best spots for wave sailing in Greece; wave sailing is one of the most striking aspects of the sport. The area has strong currents, large waves 3-4m high and has actually no beach. Some places are very dangerous and you should be very careful and in advanced level, so as not to break your equipment on the rocks.

On the beach, it's interesting to see the excavated Minoan house of the fishermen, one small house that revealed many important information about the Minoan nutrition.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture, East Crete, North Crete, Sitia area
  • Sea water color: Deep blue, Blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Depth: Deep
  • Sea surface: Usually very wavy
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Tree Shade
  • Accessibility: Dirt track
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