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Glykys Kolimbos beach

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The Glykys Kolymbos beach, also known as Glykos Kolymbos, is the most westerly beach in the Tris Ekklisies region of the Asterousia Mountains. It’s a remarkable location featuring striking geological formations in the water that appear as stripes when viewed from above. The beach’s name, which translates to sweet water beach, is derived from the freshwater springs that bubble up underwater.

What sets Glykys Kolymbos apart are the three incredible interconnected caves at its eastern end, resembling a series of rooms. The largest of these caves stands at a height of 20 meters, and the first one is likened to a swimming pool. A stunning stone bridge takes shape at the eastern end’s extremity.

Access to the beach is primarily by boat due to the challenging land approach. However, a steep ravine after the beach’s western end allows for a descent to the beach. This ravine sits beneath a small sheepfold, right where the dirt road that runs through the Tris Ekklisies carob wood terminates. Due to the poor state of this dirt road, access is typically on foot from the Ornios beach to the west, along the steep shores. Here, you can marvel at the cliffs featuring natural arches. A unique natural balcony, a rock shelter, forms above the termination point of the dirt road, offering a breathtaking view of the sea.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the meaning of Glykys Kolimbos?

Glykys Kolimbos means “sweet pool” in Greek.

Is Glykys Kolimbos beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Glykys Kolimbos beach is suitable for swimming.

Are there any water sports activities available at Glykys Kolimbos beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Glykys Kolimbos beach.

Is there any nearby accommodation available?

Yes, there are several accommodations available near Glykys Kolimbos beach.

Is there any restaurant or cafe available at Glykys Kolimbos beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes available at Glykys Kolimbos beach.

Is there any parking facility available at Glykys Kolimbos beach?

Yes, there is a parking facility available at Glykys Kolimbos beach.

What is the water colour of the Glykys Kolimbos beach?

The water colour of the Glykys Kolimbos beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Glykys Kolimbos beach?

The Glykys Kolimbos beach has pebbles as its sand type.

What is the water depth of the Glykys Kolimbos beach?

The Glykys Kolimbos beach has a normal water depth.

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

The sea surface at the Glykys Kolimbos beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Glykys Kolimbos beach?

The Glykys Kolimbos beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the Glykys Kolimbos beach?

There are no facilities available at the Glykys Kolimbos beach.

What are the ways to access the Glykys Kolimbos beach?

The Glykys Kolimbos beach can be accessed through a dirt track or by boat.

What other information should I know about the Glykys Kolimbos beach?

The Glykys Kolimbos beach is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There are also rock shades available.

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The apartment is equipped with 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven, a toaster, a washing machine, a fridge and a stovetop. Towels and bed linen are provided in the apartment.

If you would like to discover the area, cycling, fishing and canoeing are possible in the surroundings.

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Sunset Home Crete offers a picnic area.

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Kolovrechtis Beach is 600 metres from Sunset Home Crete, while Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 48 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 57 km from the apartment, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

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