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Kamari beach

  • Kamari beach


The beach of Kamari is located about 7km west of Rethymnon, near the village Gerani, at the exit of Vederi Gorge. The highway connecting Chania and Rethymnon runs along the shore and above the bridge of Gerani, next to the beach.

It’s a relatively small beach with pebbles and rocks in places, which is preferred by snorkelers. While it is open to frequent north winds, it is slightly organized with a few umbrellas, taverns and rooms. Moreover, a small harbour and the picturesque church of Panagia Kamariani are located nearby.

Some meters south of the beach, you will see the locked door of the cave of Gerani, one of the most important in central Crete, which was discovered accidentally during the construction of the main road. In the village of Gerani, you could walk in the picturesque narrow streets and visit the church of St George and the rest smaller churches.



What activities can I do at Kamari beach?

There are various activities you can do at Kamari beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, windsurfing, and jet skiing.

Is Kamari beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Kamari beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm, and there are lifeguards on duty during the day.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Kamari beach?

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

Is it possible to rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Kamari beach?

Yes, you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Kamari beach for a reasonable price.

What is the best time to visit Kamari beach?

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

Is Kamari beach accessible for people with disabilities?

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

Are there any water sports schools at Kamari beach?

Yes, there are several water sports schools at Kamari beach where you can take lessons and rent equipment.

Is it safe to swim at Kamari beach?

Yes, it is safe to swim at Kamari beach as the water is clean and monitored by lifeguards. However, it is always important to follow safety guidelines and be aware of any warning signs.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has sand, with rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

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

The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach usually has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options and food/water nearby.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach can be accessed by bus services and a paved road.

What other information is available about the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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