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.
There are various activities you can do at Gela beach such as swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, beach soccer, and snorkeling.
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.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Gela beach where you can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.
Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas, sun loungers, and beach towels at Gela beach.
Yes, Gela beach is accessible for people with disabilities as there are ramps and special facilities available.
Yes, there are several water sports available at Gela beach such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.
Yes, Gela beach is a good spot for snorkeling as there are several reefs and marine life to explore.
The best time to visit Gela beach is during the summer months from June to September when the weather is warm and sunny.
The water colour of the beach is deep blue.
The beach has a mix of sand and pebbles.
The water at the beach is deep.
The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.
The beach is usually quiet.
There are no facilities available at the beach.
The beach can be accessed via a dirt track.
Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.
The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.
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