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Beaches near Mouríon, in Chania region

Here is list of closest beaches to Mouríon

  • 4.3 km
  • Iligas beach
  • Pebbles
  • Deep
  • Deep blue

Iligas, a stunning beach with turquoise waters and sandy shores, can be found 1km west of Chora Sfakion and 74km south of Chania city on Crete island. It sits at the mouth of the Kavi Gorge originates near Anopolis and features three separate beaches, each divided by impressive sea caves.

The primary beach, which is quite lengthy, can be reached by taking a short stroll from the main Sfakia-Anopolis road. The superior beaches are situated east of this and can only be accessed by boat or by swimming from the main beach.

You can find a small tavern offering rooms for rent on the main Iligas beach, but Chora Sfakion offers more facilities. Iligas is considered one of the most beautiful and easily reachable beaches in southern Crete. Each of the three beaches hosts several caves, providing shadows and coolness. The beach’s accessibility and proximity to Sfakia make it an ideal spot for a brisk 10-15 minute walk from Sfakia.

  • 4.5 km
  • Chora Sfakia beaches
  • Pebbles
  • Deep
  • Deep blue

Sfakia, also known as Chora Sfakíon, is a quaint town located on the southern coast of Chania. This town, nestled near the end of the Sfakiano Gorge and 74km south of Chania city, serves as the capital of the isolated and mountainous region of Sfakia.

Vrissi, the primary beach of Chora Sfakion, can be found at the town’s western end. This appealing pebbly beach is well-maintained and conveniently close to the town’s facilities. You can stroll down the narrow lanes of the village to reach the beach. Overlooking the eastern end of the beach is the ancient Byzantine church of Saint George, locally known as Agios Georgios.

Adjacent to the quaint harbour of Sfakia, locally referred to as Limani or Ombrosgialos, is another beach. Although smaller and less attractive than Vrissi, it is well-arranged and situated in front of the local tavernas. This harbour is the departure point for the ferry service to Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sougia, Gavdos island, and Paleochora. A memorial above the beach pays tribute to the final Australian, British, and New Zealand forces who were evacuated from this bay by British and Australian warships between 28th May and 1st June 1941, after the intense Battle of Crete.

  • 4.5 km
  • Glika Nera beach
  • Pebbles
  • Deep
  • Deep blue

Glyka Nera, translated as “sweet water” ranks as one of Crete’s most picturesque beaches, adorned with captivating deep blue waters and charming pebbles. In 2003, it earned a place amongst the top 20 European beaches by the London Times. Positioned 43km west of Chora Sfakion and 75km south of Chania, its unique name stems from the freshwater springs that bubble up amongst its pebbles.

Typically, Glyka Nera is most readily accessible via boat. However, for thrill-seekers, two hiking paths offer an alternate route: a 30-minute journey from the closest parking spot near Iligas beach, and an hour-long trek from Loutro. Despite the trails bordering steep edges, safety is ensured by regular maintenance from local authorities, given the paths are part of the renowned E4 European footpath.

A quaint tavern perched on a rock offers food, refreshing drinks, and loungers. You need not carry water as the spring water is drinkable. Interestingly, even in the peak of summer, the sea remains refreshingly cool due to these springs. Tamarisk trees generously provide shade along the beach. If given the chance, a visit to Glyka Nera is a must.

  • 5.1 km
  • Perivolakia and Timios Stavros beaches
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

The trio of neighbouring coves – Small Perivolaki, Large Perivolaki, and Timios Stavros – are nestled 2.5km west of Chora Sfakion and 74km south of Chania city. Situated in a rugged mountainous region, they lie midway between Glyka Nera beach and Loutro on the E4 European walking trail.

Small Perivolaki is the first beach to the west, followed by Large Perivolaki, with Timios Stavros being the furthest east. These beaches are characterized by pebbles and large rock formations. Their secluded nature makes them a favoured spot for naturists and snorkelling enthusiasts. However, there are no amenities nearby, with Loutro being the closest at 1km to the west. There is also a lack of natural shade, making it essential to bring your own umbrellas. Access to these coves is either by a 1km walk from Loutro to Glyka Nera or by boat.

A few meters west of Timios Stavros cove, you’ll find the small chapel of Timios Stavros, or Holy Cross. The chapel stands on the site of a former Venetian fortress, the ruins of which can still be seen scattered around the church.

  • 5.8 km
  • Agios Charalambos beaches