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Altsi bay

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Situated between Mochlos to the east and Malavra springs near Tholos to the west, you’ll find the gypsum quarries of Altsi, named after the Turkish term for plaster. This region is home to two hidden beaches, largely unvisited due to their proximity to the quarries. Access to these secluded Altsi beaches can be achieved through the road that guides you to the mills responsible for grinding the stones; this path is marked as a dead end just before reaching Mochlos. Despite the significant alteration of the scenery by the quarries, these beaches maintain their pristine condition and inherent beauty.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Altsi Bay?

Altsi Bay is a beautiful beach located in the western part of the island of Crete, Greece.

What is the best time to visit Altsi Bay?

The best time to visit Altsi Bay is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Is Altsi Bay suitable for swimming?

Yes, Altsi Bay is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for swimming and other water activities.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Altsi Bay?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Altsi Bay where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks while enjoying the beautiful view.

Is Altsi Bay a good place for snorkeling?

Yes, Altsi Bay is a great place for snorkeling. The water is clear and there are many interesting marine creatures to see.

Is there any accommodation near Altsi Bay?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments near Altsi Bay where you can stay during your visit.

Is Altsi Bay suitable for families with children?

Yes, Altsi Bay is suitable for families with children. The water is shallow and calm, making it safe for children to swim and play.

Is there any parking available near Altsi Bay?

Yes, there is parking available near Altsi Bay, although it can get crowded during peak season.

What is the water colour of the Altsi bay?

The water colour of the Altsi bay is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Altsi bay?

The Altsi bay has sand.

How deep is the water at the Altsi bay?

The water at the Altsi bay is deep.

What is the surface of the sea at the Altsi bay usually like?

The surface of the sea at the Altsi bay is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Altsi bay?

The Altsi bay crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the Altsi bay?

There are no facilities available at the Altsi bay.

What is the access to the Altsi bay like?

The Altsi bay access is a dirt track.

What other information is available about the Altsi bay?

The Altsi bay is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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Stays near Altsi bay

  • 9.8 / 10
  • Mochlos

Amongst olive trees, 70 metres from the beach of Mochlos, Limenaria offers air-conditioned apartments with free Wi-Fi. Each has a furnished veranda with panoramic views of the Cretan Sea. The village centre is at 500 metres.

A kitchenette with cooking hobs, oven and fridge is included in all units at the Limenaria Apartments. Each comes with a seating and dining area and a satellite TV. A private bathroom with shower and hairdryer is provided.

Guests can relax in the garden that features swings. Outdoor showers are also available.

Shops and taverns serving Cretan specialities are within 500 metres of the property. Ierapetra Town is at 30 km and Siteia is 35 km away. The multilingual staff can arrange car rental and free private parking is possible on site.

  • 1.1 km
  • Mochlos Harbour View

Situated in Mochlos, 800 metres from Mochlos Beach and 35 km from Lake Voulismeni, Mochlos Harbour View offers air conditioning. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, pool views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a solarium.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 35 km from Mochlos Harbour View, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 28 km from the accommodation.

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€41

/night

  • 1.1 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Limenaria

Nuez Villas has pool views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Mochlos, 600 metres from Mochlos Beach.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Nuez Villas offers a picnic area.

Guests can swim in the infinity pool, go cycling or pub crawls or relax in the garden.

Lake Voulismeni is 37 km from the accommodation, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 29 km from Nuez Villas.

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€62

/night

  • 1.2 km
  • 9.9 / 10
  • Λιμενάρια

Featuring mountain views, Villa Maistro provides accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 700 metres from Mochlos Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views features 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Lake Voulismeni is 37 km from the villa, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 29 km from Villa Maistro.

  • 1.3 km
  • Villa Ilios

Set in Mochlos, less than 1 km from Mochlos Beach and 36 km from Lake Voulismeni, Villa Ilios offers air conditioning. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The villa is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 35 km from the villa, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 37 km away. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 28 km from Villa Ilios.

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€355

/night

  • 1.3 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Mochlos

Vaia Villas is situated in Mochlos and features air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi.

Featuring a patio or a balcony, all units include a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a private bathroom fitted with a hair dryer. One of the units features a private pool.

The holiday home offers a barbecue.

A bicycle rental service is available at Vaia Villas, while hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Agios Nikolaos is 36 km from the accommodation, while Elounda is 45 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 94 km from Vaia Villas.

  • 1.4 km