West Crete beaches



Livadia Beaches
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Livadia coves are located near the village Livadia, 72km southwest of Chania and 31km south of Kissamos. The coves are not popular to the visitors of the area, because they are very rocky and wavy, as most beaches in west crete. They are mainly prefered by the residents and visitors of Livadia village and those who want to stay remote. There are a few touristic amenities in the village. The coastline of Livadia is an ideal destination for snorkellers, but only on windless days.

Livadia village is located in the middle of the European hiking path E4 – a seaside route of exceptional natural beauty - that starts at the village Sfinari and continues through the villages of Livadia, Chrissoskalitisa and finally ends at the beach of Elafonisi. The route is typical of the rugged beauty of Crete with amazing changes of the scenery between olive and locust trees and sea-beaten rocks of black and red volcanic lava.

In order to access the beaches, you can walk along the shore at the village of Livadia and pass the port to reach the last large sculptured black rock formations, characterized as a monument of nature. Behind the rocks, you'll see a cluster of small ponds with greenish water. The sandy and pebbly coves are ideal for a refreshing swim. Another option is to swim in the pebbly beach inside the small harbour of Livadia.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture, West Crete, Kissamos Area
  • Sea water color: Blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually wavy
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Accessibility: Paved road
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