About Agios Vasilios and Skotini beaches
In the area between Ravdoucha and Nopigia, several secluded coves with small beaches are formed, mainly with pebbles and rocky bottom. From Nopigia the road runs along the coast through a spectacular seascape till the church of Panagia Myrtidiotissa at position Choni and stops a little further.
From there we can walk to the restored chapel of Saint Basil located on the beach. To get there we initially ascend along a very bad dirt road on foot and then walk down to the beach with the chapel located approximately in the middle. The beach has large pebbles and beautiful rocky bottom.
North of Agios Vasilios, a small stream is formed that we can reach on foot from the Ravdoucha area. At the exit of the stream, the tiny pebble beach of Skotini is formed, one of the most beautiful secret beaches in West Crete.
A few meters further north, on the tip of a peninsula, there are traces of the iron ore mine that operated here in the early 20th century. In the sea still stands the base of the loading platform. Previously there was a small settlement inhabited by the workers of the mines that today is deserted.
The two beaches are adjacent to each other, with no significant distance between them.
No, there are no water sports activities available at these beaches.
No, there are no nightlife or entertainment options near these beaches. They are located in a quiet and peaceful area.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located near these beaches, offering a variety of food and drinks.
No, camping is not allowed at these beaches.
Yes, there are several hiking trails located near these beaches, offering beautiful views of the surrounding area.
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.
The water colour of the beach is blue.
The beach has pebbles and rocks in some places.
The water depth of the beach is normal.
The surface of the sea at the beach is usually wavy.
The beach is usually quiet.
There are no facilities available at the beach.
The beach can be accessed by walking.
The beach is nudism friendly and ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There is also tree shade available.
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