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Kamini beach

About Kamini beach

Kamini is an area with 5 pebble beaches in a series close to the famous Minoan settlement Gournia by Pahia Ammos. The area is located north of the archaeological site and was probably the access point of Gournia to the sea. Therefore we still meet Minoan buildings in the area with the most important almost on sea level. We can see traces of rooms, walls and ship sheds (boathouses). In the same area, the necropolis of Gournia has been identified.

Apart from the archaeological importance of the region, Kamini has exceptional natural beauty. Around the coastline limestone conglomerates and dark red soil form a colourful scenery. We meet nice geological formations, sea caves, rock bridges and five beaches with fine or coarse pebble, most of which are not easily accessible.

The area is exposed to north winds which unfortunately carry a huge amount of garbage from all over the Aegean Sea. The sight of the garbage is sickening as there is virtually no rock without a plastic object or nylon bag. This fact, combined with the strong winds, has kept visitors away. But if there are south winds, it is a true miracle of nature because water has unique turquoise colour and clarity.




FAQ about Kamini Beach

1. Is Kamini Beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Kamini Beach is suitable for swimming. However, it is always recommended to check the water conditions before entering the sea.

2. Are there any water sports activities available at Kamini Beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Kamini Beach.

3. Is there any parking facility available at Kamini Beach?

Yes, there is a parking facility available near Kamini Beach.

4. Is Kamini Beach safe for children?

Yes, Kamini Beach is safe for children. However, parents should always keep an eye on their children while they are in the water.

5. Are there any restaurants or cafes near Kamini Beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Kamini Beach where visitors can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.

6. Is Kamini Beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Kamini Beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are stairs to reach the beach.

7. Is there any accommodation available near Kamini Beach?

Yes, there are several hotels and guesthouses available near Kamini Beach for visitors to stay.

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 pebbles as its sand type.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The beach has a normal water depth.

What is the surface of the sea usually 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 through a paved road.

Is the beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Nudism friendly

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