Beaches near Keramés, in Rethymno region

Here is list of closest beaches to Keramés

  • 1.9 km
  • Agia Fotini, Kerames
  • Fine Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

The quaint village of Kerames is situated 49km to the south of Rethymno, in close proximity to the village Agalianos. South of Kerames, there are numerous stunning beaches, with Ligres, Triopetra and Agios Pavlos sandhills of Akoumiani Gialia being the most well-known. To the north of Akoumiani Gialia, there is Keramiani Gialia or Kerames Beach, named after the nearby village.

The narrow, poorly paved road leading to Keramiani Giulia ends near the local port of Agia Fotini, which is also known as Agia Fotia. This location is home to beautiful small pebble beaches, perfect for snorkelling and swimming, and is surrounded by large boulders. The traditional Stavros tavern is built on an old carob storehouse and serves fresh fish on the beach. It also offers accommodation, and has a reminiscent atmosphere of the Greek islands of the 1960s. The tavern provides free umbrellas and showers. Near Agia Fotia, there is a small river that forms a green forest. Following the path north along the river, you will encounter a tall palm tree and the old church of Agia Fotini, located near a small house with a lovely garden. A 5-minute walk west of the tavern along the rocky shore will lead you to another pebbly beach.

On the hill near Agia Fotini tavern, you can still see the remnants of the ancient town Kionia, which thrived in its heyday. Today, the ruins cover an area of over 150 meters east to west and 100 meters north to south, while the other half of the town is submerged underwater, in front of the tavern. Traces of buildings and terraces that suggest the existence of Kionia can be seen in the surrounding area. It is thought that the sinking of the town forced its inhabitants to leave and move to higher ground, where the villages Kerames and Agallianos now stand.

  • 1.9 km
  • Pahia Ammos, Kerames
  • Rocks in places, Sand
  • Normal
  • Blue

Kerames, a village situated 49km south of Rethymno, neighbors the village of Agalianos. It is surrounded by stunning beaches to its south, including the well-known beaches of Akoumiani Gialia, such as Ligres, Triopetra, and Agios Pavlos sandhills. Keramiani Giulia, or Keramean Beach, lies to the north of Akoumiani Gialia, its name derived from the nearby village.

A somewhat dilapidated asphalt road leads to Keramiani Gialia, ending near the local harbour of Agia Fotini, also referred to as Agia Fotia. To the southeast of Agia Fotini, the primary beaches of Keramiani Gialia are located. A well-maintained dirt track from Agia Fotini leads to these beaches, the first being Podare. With its coarse sand and rocky areas, Podare is perfect for activities like fishing and snorkelling. Despite being an unorganized beach, it offers rental rooms for visitors.

After leaving Podare, a simple dirt road heads eastward, taking you past a large hill to a parking area situated near more rental rooms. Here, the road ends, and the beach on your right, Glima, begins. This sandy, secluded, and unorganized beach offers total privacy.

Continuing eastward on foot for about 100m, a towering sandhill becomes visible to your left. Pahia Ammos, or Coarse Sand, lies in front of the sandhill and provides an ideal spot for those seeking complete seclusion.

  • 1.9 km
  • Gialopotama beach, Kerames
  • Rocks in places, Sand
  • Normal
  • Blue

Gialopotama is located about 45km south of Rethymno city, 4km south of the village Kerames and near the exit of a small valley, where a small stream flows. The beautiful unknown beach of Gialopotama is formed west of a small hill, on which a few small houses and apartments for renting were built in the last decades.

The beach is sandy with rocks in places. The rocky bottom makes it ideal for snorkelling and spearfishing. It is unorganized and appropriate for isolation. Especially, its eastern part, where huge boulders are dispersed, can be visited for naturism.

Gialopotama can be accessed by car via asphalt road from Kerames village or via a paved track starting east of Preveli beach and coming along the coastline of Drymiskos.

  • 2.0 km
  • Pirgos beach, Kerames
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

Two neighboring beaches, named Pirgos, are nestled between Gialopotama and the Agia Fotini harbor. These beaches, adorned with fine sand and pebbles and bordered by towering rocks, are perfect for those who enjoy snorkelling and naturism due to their potential for solitude. A dirt path leading to Pirgos begins 500m north of Gialopotama, though you can also choose to walk from Gialopotama along the rocky shoreline. Overlooking Pirgos are three striking caves.

  • 3.4 km
  • Ligres beach