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Filaki beach

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Filaki beach is located 3 km from the village of Sfakion on the south coast of Crete and 75km south of Chania. If you are staying in Chora Sfakion, it is an easy walk to the beach. Filaki means “Prison”, it was named like this due to its remote location.

It is a pebble beach with rock formations. It is the only official nudist beach on the island. Thanks to the only nudist hotel in Crete in the immediate vicinity, you will meet many like-minded people.

The beach is not wild– Filaki has a well-developed infrastructure: it has a parking lot, water closets, bars, sling chairs, and umbrellas. A more friendly nudist beach cannot be found in Crete.

Things to do near Filaki Beach

Crete’s southern treasures offer a diverse range of experiences, catering to a variety of interests.

Historical and Religious Sites: For those fascinated by religious history, the stunning Chrisoskalitissa Monastery is a must-visit. Perched atop a colossal rock, this holy sanctuary offers striking views and a rich historical narrative.

Nature Exploration: If you’re an outdoor enthusiast seeking immersion in nature, the Sfakiano Gorge is an absolute treat. Offering tranquil trails for serene walks, Sfakiano is an oasis of peace and scenic beauty on this idyllic island.

Beach-side Activities: For beach lovers, Filaki Beach holds its own unique charm. It’s not just the azure waters that captivate; the beach also hosts licensed naturist taverns serving delectable local cuisine. Moreover, adrenaline-pumping activities like snorkelling and spearfishing are readily available for thrill-seekers.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Filaki beach?

Filaki beach is located on the southern coast of Crete, near the village of Sfakion.

Is Filaki beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Filaki beach is suitable for swimming. However, visitors should be aware of the strong currents and waves that can occur in the area.

Is there a lifeguard on duty at Filaki beach?

No, there is no lifeguard on duty at Filaki beach. Visitors should exercise caution when swimming and be aware of the potential dangers.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Filaki beach?

Yes, there are a few taverns nearby that offer delicious Cretan food.

Is Filaki beach accessible by car?

No, Filaki beach is not accessible by car. Visitors must either take an easy walk from Sfakion or take a boat to reach the Filaki beach.

What is the best time of year to visit Filaki beach?

The best time of year to visit Filaki beach is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the water is calm. However, visitors should be prepared for crowds during this time.

What is the water colour of the Filaki beach?

The water colour of the Filaki beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Filaki beach?

The Filaki beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Filaki beach?

The water at the Filaki beach is deep.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the Filaki beach?

The Filaki beach crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the Filaki beach?

The Filaki beach offers accommodation options, food/water nearby, and umbrellas/beds.

What is the access to the Filaki beach like?

The Filaki beach access is through a dirt track.

Is the Filaki beach ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing?

Yes, the Filaki beach is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing.

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