West Crete beaches



Marmara beach
(535 votes)

Marmara or Dialiskari beach is an amazing secluded small pebbly bay shaped near the exit of the imposing Aradena Gorge, in the Sfakia region. It is located 85km south of Chania city and 5km west of Loutro. It is the beach where the ramblers of Aradena Gorge rest before continuing their course to Loutro.

The name Marmara means "marbles" and is named after the soft colorful rocks and sea caves, that consist the most striking feature of the place. The beach is 60' walking distance from the closest inhabited beach of Lykos and 75' from Loutro. There are no roads to here, so hiking or catching a boat are the only possible means to reach the place. There is one small tavern near the beach, where you can eat really good food (reservations are needed!) and umbrellas on the beach.

During the summer, there are daily boats from Loutro. Once in the Loutro area, visiting Marmara and hiking in the gorge of Aradena is highly suggested.

hotels booking Crete

Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture, West Crete, South Crete, Sfakia area
  • Sea water color: Turquoise, Deep blue
  • Sand type: Pebbles
  • Depth: Deep
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Quiet
  • Facilities: Food / water nearby, Umbrellas / beds
  • Other Information: Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Accessibility: Boat, Walking

Also read:

Download Free Premium Joomla Templates • FREE High-quality Joomla! Designs BIGtheme.net