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.
Astropelekita beach, situated to the east of the rocky Plaka cape.
As Astropelekita beach is not a popular tourist destination.
Near Astropelekita beach there are no accommodations because of its remote location.
It is safe to swim at Astropelekita beach.
The water colour of the Astropelekita beach is blue.
The Astropelekita beach has sand and fine pebbles.
The water depth of the Astropelekita beach is normal.
The surface of the sea at the Astropelekita beach is usually calm.
The Astropelekita beach is usually quiet.
There are no facilities available at the Astropelekita beach.
The Astropelekita beach can be accessed by boat or walking.
Yes, the Astropelekita beach is nudism friendly.
Yes, the Astropelekita beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.