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Astropelekita beach

Beach description

On the European E4 trail linking Sougia and Paleochora, you’ll come across the stunning small beach of Astropelekita with its deep blue waters. This sandy beach, situated to the east of the rocky Plaka cape, is encountered before beginning the ascent to Flomes or Elide Cape, on the way to the ancient Lissos. This little cove offers a perfect opportunity for a refreshing swim while trekking the E4 trail.

Astropelekita, translating to ‘thunderbolt’ in Greek, is named after a local myth. The tale suggests that the area’s distinctive whitish rocks were created when the Olympian Gods hurled a thunderbolt at the region.

Location

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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Astropelekita beach located?

Astropelekita beach, situated to the east of the rocky Plaka cape.

Is Astropelekita beach a popular tourist destination?

As Astropelekita beach is not a popular tourist destination.

Are there any accommodations near Astropelekita beach?

Near Astropelekita beach there are no accommodations because of its remote location.

Is Astropelekita beach safe for swimming?

It is safe to swim at Astropelekita beach.

What is the water colour of the Astropelekita beach?

The water colour of the Astropelekita beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Astropelekita beach?

The Astropelekita beach has sand and fine pebbles.

What is the water depth of the Astropelekita beach?

The water depth of the Astropelekita beach is normal.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the Astropelekita beach?

The Astropelekita beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Astropelekita beach?

There are no facilities available at the Astropelekita beach.

What are the modes of access to the Astropelekita beach?

The Astropelekita beach can be accessed by boat or walking.

Is the Astropelekita beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Astropelekita beach is nudism friendly.

Is the Astropelekita beach ideal for snorkeling or spearfishing?

Yes, the Astropelekita beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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