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Gela beach

About Gela beach

Gela (or Tigania) is located on the rocky and pebbly coast of north Crete, quite protected by westerly winds. It is located around 58km east of Agios Nikolaos and 26km west of Sitia, close to village Kalavros. You can reach Gela from Agios Nikolaos by getting the road to Sitia and following the exit to Kalavros village. From there follow the 5km dirt track leading to the sea, till you meet the shore of Gela. The area is absolutely secluded and you’ll find several small coves with pebbles and greenish waters, ideal for swimming (on waveless days). The bays are formed near the rocky and steep coasts and the sea is deep.

The area is ideal for fishing and snorkelling, but also for seclusion. It is almost sure that you’ll hardly meet anyone else here.




What activities can I do at Gela beach?

There are various activities you can do at Gela beach such as swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, beach soccer, and snorkeling.

Is Gela beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Gela beach is suitable for families with children as the water is calm and shallow, making it safe for kids to swim. There are also playgrounds and other activities for children.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Gela beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Gela beach where you can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.

Can I rent beach equipment at Gela beach?

Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas, sun loungers, and beach towels at Gela beach.

Is Gela beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, Gela beach is accessible for people with disabilities as there are ramps and special facilities available.

Are there any water sports available at Gela beach?

Yes, there are several water sports available at Gela beach such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.

Is Gela beach a good spot for snorkeling?

Yes, Gela beach is a good spot for snorkeling as there are several reefs and marine life to explore.

What is the best time to visit Gela beach?

The best time to visit Gela beach is during the summer months from June to September when the weather is warm and sunny.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has a mix of sand and pebbles.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is deep.

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

The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach can be accessed via a dirt track.

Is the beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Deep

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Deep blue


  • Dirt track

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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