West Crete beaches



Iligas beach (Kavi)
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Iligas is an amazing turquoise-water sandy beach, 1km west of Chora Sfakion and 74km south of Chania city. Iligas is located at the end of Kavi Gorge, that starts close to Anopolis. There are three beaches, separated by amazing sea caves.

The main beach is longer and can be accessed by walking a short distance from the main road of Sfakia-Anopolis. The rest beaches are located to the east of the former and can be accessed only by boat or by swimming from the main beach.

There is one small tavern with rooms to let on the main Iligas beach, but there are more amenities in Chora Sfakion. Iligas is one of the nicest easily accessible beaches of south Crete. There are many caves on all three beaches, in which you can keep yourself in shadow. It's quite easy to access and is close to Sfakia, so you can visit that by walking from Sfakia (taking 10-15 min).

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture, West Crete, South Crete, Sfakia area
  • Sea water color: Deep blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles
  • Depth: Deep
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing, Rock shade
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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