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Beaches near Perivólia, in Chania region

Here is list of closest beaches to Perivólia

  • 6.7 km
  • Gylisma beach
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

Gylisma, also known as Kambos or Afratolaki, is a stony beach nestled 69km southwest of Chania city and 29km south of Kissamos, in proximity to the village of Kambos. The beach, characterized by its coarse pebbles, is not particularly suited for swimming, especially for families on windy days due to the high waves. The locals of Kambos mainly frequent it on calm days.

Afratolakki is an excellent option for those seeking solitude. Although the beach has basic amenities for accommodation and food, it lacks facilities like umbrellas and sunbeds. The rocky seabed of Afratolakki makes it an ideal spot for snorkelling.

To access the beach, one must traverse a 4.5km poorly-maintained dirt track leading from Kambos village to the beach.

  • 6.8 km
  • Xotikospilio beach
  • Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

The Xotikospilio, translating to “the cave of elves”, is situated 70km southwest of Chania, 30km south of Kissamos, and approximately 1.5 km northwest of the village Keramoti. The name is derived from a local legend that suggests that elves inhabit the small cave adjacent to it. Visitors can explore the cave and observe the petite chapel built within it. The cave of Xotikospilios was the site of a tragic massacre on Good Friday of 1824, where Turkish forces murdered women and children taking refuge there post the Elafonissi slaughter.

Nestled within a small rugged cove, this secluded beach is encapsulated by the untamed Cretan landscape. The beachfront is composed of large, round pebbles and lacks any nearby facilities. Its secluded nature makes it ideal for snorkelling and quiet moments, though the western Crete coastline’s waves can pose a challenge for swimmers. Access to Xotikospilio is possible via a dirt track, but it’s advisable to park your vehicle on the plateau before the beach instead of driving it all the way down.

  • 6.9 km
  • Stomio beach
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Deep
  • Blue

Stomio, situated 74km to the south of Chania and 1km to the north of the Chrisoskalitissa monastery, forms part of the broader Elafonissi area. It’s not a favorite spot for tourists due to its rocky and often wavy appearance. The beach features large pebbles and patches of sand, making it a suitable choice for those seeking seclusion, though not ideal for families. The water here is rather cold and the sea deep.

The name ‘Stomio’ translates to ‘mouth’ and can be attributed to the river mouth from the village of Vathi that exits at this point. The river’s water is stored in the local reservoir. The beach is not equipped with any amenities, but there is a small tavern close by. The beach is conveniently accessible as it’s adjacent to the main road that links Chania with Chrisoskalitissa and Elafonissi.

Close to Stomio, one can find the old plaster factory, now deserted. There were attempts to revive the factory in 2010, but local residents objected to the financial lobbies and hindered its reestablishment. Also present is the picturesque chapel of Agii Theodori. Across the bay, a lovely pine grove stretches towards the mountain.

  • 6.9 km
  • Keramoti beach
  • Pebbles, Rocks in places
  • Normal
  • Blue

The Keramoti beach, positioned adjacent to a village of the same name, is situated 75km southwest of Chania and 36km south of Kissamos. This medium-sized, pebbly beach is notable for its rocky areas and is well-known among the local populace. However, its rugged terrain may not be suitable for families. Despite the lack of beach amenities, its seclusion makes it an attractive getaway. Accommodation is available in the nearby villages of Keramoti and Livadia.

A stream, fed by mountain springs, runs alongside the beach, providing fresh water. The stream and underwater springs contribute to the cooling of the seawater.

Access to the beach is via a somewhat rough dirt track from Keramoti. The surrounding area is largely rocky, but the rock formations are truly spectacular.

  • 7.1 km
  • Livadia beaches Kambos