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Agiofarago Beach, is a picturesque beach situated about 80km south of Heraklion city. To get there, you can opt for a 25-50 minute scenic trek through the Agiofarago Gorge or a boat ride from Matala, Agia Galini, Kokkinos Pirgos, or Kali Limenes. If you decide to trek through the gorge, you’ll enjoy a beautiful journey surrounded by towering walls. On your way, you will pass large caves inhabited by hermits from the nearby Odigitria Monastery and the charming St. Anthony’s chapel with its small brackish water well.

The end of the gorge route will bring you to the stunning Agiofarago Beach, where clear blue waters and fine pebbles are framed by towering cliffs. A unique rock formation to the west creates an enchanting swimming spot. However, it’s worth noting that due to the area’s religious significance in Crete, naturism is discouraged.

For those seeking an adventure in the afternoon, sturdy footwear is recommended to climb the eastern cliffs for an awe-inspiring view. A short walk to the southeast will reveal Vourvoulitis, a hidden saltwater lake surrounded by steep cliffs, linked to the sea via an underwater passage. Be careful, as the descent to the lake can be perilous.

To reach Agiofarago Beach from Heraklion, drive towards Sivas village and then to the Odigitria Monastery. From Odigitria, follow the dirt road leading to St. Anthony’s Church. After about 4km, turn right at the Agiofarago sign and continue until you reach a small plateau that serves as a parking area. However, avoid parking under trees to prevent goats from damaging your car while they’re trying to eat the tree leaves. A 30-minute walk through the gorge will then lead you to the stunning beach. Along the way, you’ll pass St. Anthony’s small church and Goumenospilios cave. For those arriving by boat, the rocky islet of Papadoplaka, located opposite Agiofarago and known for its small sea salt ponds harvested by locals, is worth a visit.

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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Agiofarago beach located?

Agiofarago beach is a secluded beach located about 80km south of Heraklion city and can be reached via the Agiofarago Gorge

How do I get to Agiofarago beach?

To get to Agiofarago beach, you need to hike through Agiofarago Gorge for about 30-45 minutes or take a boat from the nearby village of Matala.

Is Agiofarago beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Agiofarago beach is suitable for swimming, but be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty.

Are there any restaurants or shops at Agiofarago beach?

No, there are no restaurants or shops at Agiofarago beach, so it’s recommended to bring your own food and drinks.

Is camping allowed at Agiofarago beach?

Camping is not allowed at Agiofarago beach.

What is the best time to visit Agiofarago beach?

The best time to visit Agiofarago beach is during the summer months when the weather is warm and sunny.

Are there any activities to do at Agiofarago beach?

Agiofarago beach is a great place for hiking, snorkeling, and exploring the nearby caves and cliffs.

What is the water colour of the Agiofarago beach?

The water colour of the Agiofarago beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Agiofarago beach?

The Agiofarago beach has fine pebbles.

How deep is the water at the Agiofarago beach?

The water at the Agiofarago beach is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Agiofarago beach?

The surface of the sea at the Agiofarago beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Agiofarago beach?

The Agiofarago beach has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the Agiofarago beach?

There are no facilities available at the Agiofarago beach.

What are the ways to access the Agiofarago beach?

The Agiofarago beach can be accessed through a dirt track, by boat or by walking.

What other information is available about the Agiofarago beach?

The Agiofarago beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing and has rock shade.

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