About Iligas beach
Iligas is an amazing turquoise-water sandy beach, 1km west of Chora Sfakion and 74km south of Chania city. Iligas is located at the end of Kavi Gorge, which starts close to Anopolis. There are three beaches, separated by amazing sea caves.
The main beach is long and can be accessed by walking a short distance from the main road of Sfakia-Anopolis. The best beaches are located to the east of the former and can be accessed only by boat or by swimming from the main beach.
There is one small tavern with rooms to let on the main Iligas beach, but there are more amenities in Chora Sfakion. Iligas is one of the nicest easily accessible beaches of south Crete. There are many caves on all three beaches, in which you can keep yourself in shadow. It’s quite easy to access and is close to Sfakia, so you can visit that by walking from Sfakia (taking 10-15 min).
There are various activities you can do at Iligas beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and beach volleyball.
Yes, it is safe to swim at Iligas beach. However, it is always recommended to be cautious and aware of the water conditions.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Iligas beach where you can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.
Yes, there are several accommodation options available near Iligas beach such as hotels, resorts, and guesthouses.
Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas, chairs, and snorkeling gear at Iligas beach.
Yes, there is parking available near Iligas beach. However, it can get crowded during peak season, so it is recommended to arrive early.
Yes, there are several hiking trails near Iligas beach that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Yes, Iligas beach is suitable for families with children as the water is calm and shallow, and there are several activities that children can enjoy.
The water colour of the beach is deep blue.
The beach has pebbles as its sand type.
The water at the beach is deep.
The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.
The beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.
The beach has accommodation options and food/water nearby.
The beach can be accessed through a paved road.
The beach is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. It also has rock shade.
Beach sand type
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