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Dyskos beach

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Beach description

Situated 75km southwest of Heraklion, Dyskos, also known as Dytikos, is just a stone’s throw away from Lendas, separated only by the renowned Cape Lion. The legend says that Lion was one of the lions that served the goddess Rhea and was turned to stone at this location.

The settlement of Dyskos is nestled just west of Lion, where a sprawling beach with fine pebbles stretches out all the way to the village of Tsigounas. To reach this spot, one must travel the paved road from Lendas in the direction of Gerokambos. About a kilometer past Lendas, the beach will come into view on the left. In the absence of a car, one can still get to Dyskos by following the brief trail that skirts Cape Lion.

The eastern section of the beach, which lies in front of the village, is moderately developed with a handful of taverns and accommodation options. As one ventures westward, the beach becomes more secluded. The western area, close to Gerokambos, is particularly favored by nudists. In the past, Dyskos was a popular destination for hippies. For those seeking respite from the sun, numerous tamarisk trees line the beach providing ample shade.

Dyskos is also well-known for its breathtaking sunsets, with the sun disappearing behind the wild Asterousia mountains.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Dyskos beach known for?

Dyskos beach is known for its crystal-clear waters, golden sand, and stunning natural scenery.

Is Dyskos beach suitable for families with children?

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

Are there any water sports activities available at Dyskos beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Dyskos beach. However, visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing on the Dyskos beach.

Is there any shade available at Dyskos beach?

No, there is no natural shade available at Dyskos beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.

Is there a restaurant or cafe at Dyskos beach?

No, there is no restaurant or cafe at Dyskos beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks.

Is there a parking area at Dyskos beach?

Yes, there is a parking area available at Dyskos beach. However, it can get crowded during peak season.

Is Dyskos beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Dyskos beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are no facilities available for them.

Is camping allowed at Dyskos beach?

No, camping is not allowed at Dyskos beach. Visitors are advised to find accommodation in nearby towns or villages.

What is the water colour of the Dyskos beach?

The water colour of the Dyskos beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Dyskos beach?

The Dyskos beach has fine pebbles as sand.

What is the water depth of the Dyskos beach?

The Dyskos beach has a normal water depth.

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

The sea surface at the Dyskos beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Dyskos beach?

The Dyskos beach has a normal crowd.

What facilities are available at the Dyskos beach?

The Dyskos beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, and umbrellas/beds.

What is the access to the Dyskos beach like?

The Dyskos beach is accessible via a paved road.

What other information should I know about the Dyskos beach?

The Dyskos beach is nudism friendly, ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing, has tree shade, and is a seaturtle nesting point.

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