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Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches

Beach description

Within the region spanning from Ravdoucha to Nopigia, numerous hidden coves with petite beaches emerge, primarily featuring pebbles and a rocky seabed. The road from Nopigia runs parallel to the coastline, offering breathtaking sea views until it reaches the church of Panagia Myrtidiotissa at Choni location, and it continues only a short distance further. From this point, a walk will lead us to the renovated chapel of Saint Basil situated on the beach. To get there, we first hike up a rather rough dirt road and then descend towards the beach where the chapel is roughly in the center. This beach is adorned with large pebbles and an eye-catching rocky seabed.

To the north of Agios Vasilios, a minor stream forms that can be accessed on foot from the Ravdoucha region. Where this stream meets the sea, the small pebbled beach of Skotini takes shape, counted amongst the most stunning hidden beaches in Western Crete. A few meters further north, at the edge of a peninsula, remnants of an early 20th-century iron ore mine can be found. The base of the loading platform still stands in the sea. In the past, a small community of mine workers resided here, but it is now abandoned.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the distance between Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

The two beaches are adjacent to each other, with no significant distance between them.

Are there any water sports activities available at Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

No, there are no water sports activities available at these beaches.

Is there any nightlife or entertainment options near Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

No, there are no nightlife or entertainment options near these beaches. They are located in a quiet and peaceful area.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located near these beaches, offering a variety of food and drinks.

Is it possible to camp at Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

No, camping is not allowed at these beaches.

Are there any hiking trails near Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

Yes, there are several hiking trails located near these beaches, offering beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Is it safe to swim at Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

Yes, it is generally safe to swim at these beaches, but visitors should always be cautious and aware of any potential hazards in the water.

What is the water colour of the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

The water colour of the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

The Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches has pebbles and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

The water depth of the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches is normal.

What is the surface of the sea usually like at the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

The surface of the sea at the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

The Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

There are no facilities available at the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches.

How can the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches be accessed?

The Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches can be accessed by walking.

What other information should I know about the Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches?

The Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches is nudism friendly and ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There is also tree shade available.

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