Agia Galini beach

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Beach description

Agia Galini, a well-loved seaside resort in the southern part of the Rethymnon prefecture, is located near the Amarianos or Platys River mouth. It’s 61km south of Rethymno city and 68km southwest of Heraklion. This quaint town flourishes with activity in the summer and offers all necessary tourist facilities. The stunning green beaches, the fascinating caves in the west, the legends of Icarus and Daedalus, the hippie memories and the peaceful sea, make this village a popular spot for numerous visitors.

Starting east of the port, a long beach extends to Kokkinos Pirgos. The sea here is typically serene. The beach section near the port is well-facilitated and features fine pebbles and chilled water, due to the nearby Platys or Amarianos River, located 200m east of the port. Near the river, remnants of an ancient Artemis temple have been discovered.

Crossing the river via a metal bridge leads to the second beach, which stretches another 1km to the east. This beach, with small pebbles and less organization, is adjacent to the Agia Galini camping site. As you progress eastwards, the beach becomes narrower and more rugged. A 1.5-2 hour walk will take you to Kokkinos Pirgos. This beach, inaccessible by road and favored by nudists, is completely unorganized so be sure to bring food, water, and umbrellas.

On the beach’s west end, beneath a hill with houses, there’s a small network of tunnels from World War II. You can explore these to reach the hilltop.

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Most frequent asked questions

What activities can I do at Agia Galini beach?

There are various activities you can do at Agia Galini beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and fishing.

Is Agia Galini beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Agia Galini beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Agia Galini beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Agia Galini beach where you can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.

Is Agia Galini beach crowded during peak season?

Yes, Agia Galini beach can get crowded during peak season, especially in July and August.

Is it possible to rent beach equipment at Agia Galini beach?

Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as sun loungers and umbrellas at Agia Galini beach.

Is Agia Galini beach suitable for water sports?

Agia Galini beach is not suitable for water sports as the water is calm and there are no facilities for water sports.

Is there a parking area near Agia Galini beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Agia Galini beach where you can park your car for a fee.

What is the water colour of the Agia Galini beach?

The water colour of the Agia Galini beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Agia Galini beach?

The Agia Galini beach has pebbles and fine pebbles.

What is the water depth like at the Agia Galini beach?

The water depth at the Agia Galini beach is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Agia Galini beach?

The surface of the sea at the Agia Galini beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd level like at the Agia Galini beach?

The Agia Galini beach usually has a normal crowd level.

What facilities are available at the Agia Galini beach?

The Agia Galini beach has accommodation options, food and water nearby, umbrellas and beds, sports facilities, a lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

What are the access options for the Agia Galini beach?

The Agia Galini beach can be accessed by bus services, a paved road, and is handicap friendly.

Is the Agia Galini beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Agia Galini beach is nudism friendly.

Is there tree shade available at the Agia Galini beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Agia Galini beach.

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