East Crete beaches



Skinias beaches
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Skinias is a remote area located 94km east of Agios Nikolaos and 20km east of Sitia, in one of the most remote places of East Crete. The wild area hosts three nice tiny coves, ideal for isolation at the exit of Katsara gorge. There are no amenities and trees around, thus you should have water and umbrella with you.

The beach can be accessed via a rough dirt track that reaches the middle beach of Skinias. If you have a common car, you will need to stop before the beach as the road is in very bad condition. The first beach you meet is the middle sandy beach of Skinias, with the wonderful water colour. This beach is pebbly and is suggested for snorkeling and fishing. If you walk 200m to the east, along the rocky shore with several caves and vivid blue water, you'll soon reach the east pebbly beach of Skinias. Alternatively, if from the middle beach you walk west from the beach (towards Karoumes), you will reach another pebbly beach formed at the exit of short and small canyon.

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  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture, East Crete, Sitia area
  • Sea water color: Deep blue, Blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles, Fine Pebbles
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Accessibility: Dirt track
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