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Aspes (Mavri) beach

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Beach description

The stunning Aspes beach, with its dark sand, is nestled approximately 58km south of Heraklion, in one of the most remote and hard-to-reach areas of the Asteroussia Mountains. This beach lies 4km to the east of the Tris Ekklisies settlement. Aspes is known for its almost vertical cliffs surrounding it, adorned with spectacular caves that appear as if carved by hand due to their orthogonal sides. The vibrant turquoise hues of the sea make it one of the most picturesque beaches in Crete, and perhaps the most beautiful in the Heraklion region. The beach offers fantastic opportunities for swimming and fishing.

Reaching the beach by foot is not possible, so it’s only accessible by boat. The closest harbours are in Treis Ekklisies or Tsoutsouras. The beach, due to its secluded location, provides a tranquil atmosphere, waiting to greet the fortunate boat owners. Boats are typically moored high on the beach’s rocks, their ropes creating an interesting grid-like pattern. If you visit Aspes, it’s recommended to bring a spoon to collect salt from the natural salt pans formed on the rocks at the beach’s edge. Additionally, don’t miss the towering rocks at the beach’s western end, reminiscent of scattered Obelix’s menhirs!


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Most frequent asked questions

What activities can I do at Aspes beach?

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

Is Aspes beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Aspes beach is suitable for families with children as the water is calm and shallow, making it safe for kids to swim and play.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Aspes beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Aspes beach where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine and refreshing drinks.

Can I rent beach equipment at Aspes beach?

Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas, sun loungers, and beach towels at Aspes beach.

Is Aspes beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Aspes beach is not fully accessible for people with disabilities as there are some steep stairs leading down to the Aspes beach.

Are there any hiking trails near Aspes beach?

Yes, there are several hiking trails near Aspes beach that offer stunning views of the coastline and surrounding mountains.

Is Aspes beach a good spot for surfing?

No, Aspes beach is not a good spot for surfing as the water is usually calm and there are no waves suitable for surfing.

What is the water colour of the Aspes beach?

The water colour of the Aspes beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Aspes beach?

The Aspes beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Aspes beach?

The water at the Aspes beach is deep.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the Aspes beach?

The Aspes beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the Aspes beach?

There are no facilities available at the Aspes beach.

How can the Aspes beach be accessed?

The Aspes beach can be accessed by boat.

What other information should I know about the Aspes beach?

The Aspes beach is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There are also rock shades available.

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