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Fournoti is a stunning beach situated 57km to the south of Chania city, 10km to the east of Sougia, and 1.5km to the west of Agia Roumeli. It’s an attractive spot with deep azure waters, fine pebbles, and is flanked by pine trees. Nestled within one of Greece’s most picturesque locations, the rugged Mountains of Sfakia, this beach is secluded and can only be accessed by boat. It’s devoid of any organization, adding to its charm. Although some brave swimmers opt to navigate the waters from or to Agia Roumeli (a 1-2 hour journey), it’s generally not recommended. Fournoti is an ideal spot for those seeking solitude, even during peak season. A cave located on the beach serves as a perfect camping spot and provides shade.

Interestingly, Fournoti is the sole habitat of the plant Hypericum aciferum, which has piqued the interest of biologists. Yellow signs dot the rocky cliffs surrounding the beach, marking the spots where this plant grows. Therefore, visitors are urged to respect and avoid disturbing this native species.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is Fournoti beach?

Fournoti beach is a beautiful beach located in Greece.

What is the best time to visit Fournoti beach?

The best time to visit Fournoti beach is during the summer months, from June to September.

Is Fournoti beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Fournoti beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and clean.

Are there any water sports available at Fournoti beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Fournoti beach.

Is Fournoti beach family-friendly?

Yes, Fournoti beach is family-friendly. The Fournoti beach is safe and there are no strong currents.

Is there any accommodation near Fournoti beach?

Yes, there are several accommodation options near Fournoti beach, including hotels and apartments.

Is there any restaurant or cafe near Fournoti beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Fournoti beach where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks.

Is Fournoti beach crowded?

No, Fournoti beach is not usually crowded, making it a perfect spot for a peaceful and relaxing day at the Fournoti beach.

What is the water colour of the Fournoti beach?

The water colour of the Fournoti beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Fournoti beach?

The Fournoti beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Fournoti beach?

The water at the Fournoti beach is deep.

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

The sea surface at the Fournoti beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Fournoti beach?

The Fournoti beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the Fournoti beach?

There are no facilities available at the Fournoti beach.

How can the Fournoti beach be accessed?

The Fournoti beach can be accessed by boat.

What other information should I know about the Fournoti beach?

The Fournoti beach is nudism friendly and ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. It also has tree shade and rock shade.

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Stays near Fournoti beach

  • 8.8 / 10
  • Agia Roumeli

Set 400 metres from the centre and featuring a restaurant serving homemade dishes prepared with local produce, the family-run Sweet Corner Masxali offers pet-friendly accommodation, 350 metres from Agia Roumeli Port.

All units are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a refrigerator. There is a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer in each unit. Towels and bed linen are provided.

Sweet Corner Masxali also includes a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy a meal and delicious breakfast at the on-site restaurant. At the restaurant you will also find traditional meals with locally produced ingredients. The property also offers packed lunches. Free sun loungers and umbrellas are available on the beach.

You can engage in various activities, such as snorkeling and diving, while 2 water bikes and 6 canoes can be provided free of charge. Free shuttle service from Agia Roumeli Port is provided.




  • 1.8 km
  • 9 / 10
  • Agia Roumeli, Sfakia

Located 60 metres from the beach of Agia Roumeli, the quietly located Artemis Studios offers split-level, self-catering accommodation with side sea view towards west, garden or mountain views from its balcony. It features a family-run restaurant.

The air-conditioned studios of Artemis have an open-plan kitchenette with seating and dining area. Each is equipped with a fridge and cooking hobs. The private bathroom comes with shower and free toiletries. Free WiFi is offered.

Guests can start their day with a continental breakfast served daily at the Artemis Restaurant, where traditional Cretan dishes can also be enjoyed at discounted prices for lunch or dinner.

Mini markets can be found within a short walk from the property. The village of Agia Roumeli is accessible either by crossing the Samaria Gorge or by ferry from Sfakia, Sougia or Paleochora. Guests have the chance to participate in a 4-day activity programme at Samaria Gorge.




  • 2.3 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Agia Roumeli Sfakion

Calypso Hotel is located just 20 metres from the beach, in Agia Roumeli village. It features rooms with air conditioning and a furnished balcony with Libyan Sea views. The on-site café-restaurant serves breakfast.

Calypso rooms are fitted with tiled floors and wooden ceilings and include a refrigerator. Free Wi-Fi access is offered in all public areas.

Sun beds and umbrellas are available on the beach at an extra charge. Staff can provide information on organized excursions, such as a hike of the Samaria Gorge.

Calypso Hotel is 75 km from Chania. Nearby Sfakia and Loutro are accessible by boat. Free public and private parking are available.




  • 2.4 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Αγία Ρουμέλη

Located in Agia Roumeli, 200 metres from Agia Roumeli Beach, Paradise features rooms with sea views and free WiFi. There is a restaurant serving Greek cuisine, and free private parking is available.

At the hotel each room has air conditioning, a wardrobe, a balcony with a city view, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Paradise offers a sun terrace.

The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 88 km from the accommodation.

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