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Karavopetra coves, Paleohora

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Beach description

The Paleochora Coves are a chain of miniature bays that commence 1.5 km west of Paleochora and stretch 2.5 km westward to Cape Grammenos. These beaches are a complex of adjacent coves with crystal clear waters and magnificent pebbles. The main road, which links Paleochora and Koundoura, is situated alongside the coves, making them less popular with nudists.

Kalamia is the first beach you encounter 700m west of Paleohora, named after the reeds that inhabit the area (Kalamia translates to reeds). The next bay on the east side, 1.5 km west of Paleochora, is Psilos Volakas (Tall Rock), named after a large rock that shields the beach from southern winds. With its lovely small pebbles and lack of natural shade, the rocky seabed behind the large rock is perfect for snorkelling.

Continuing 200m westward from the beach, you’ll discover the secluded cove of Trohalou, a more rugged version of Psilos Volakas with larger pebbles and stones (Trohalou translates to “stony beach”). Although it’s never crowded, it’s one of the best snorkelling spots in the broader Paleochora area.

300m west of Trochalou lies the charming beach of Karavopetra (Ship-Stone in Greek), noted for its large rock that resembles a boat in the center of the beach. Apart from the main beach, a separate little cove can be found on Karavopetra’s western edge. Open to the southern winds, Karavopetra’s coarse sand and pebbles make it an excellent choice for bathing.

Next to Karavopetra, you’ll find Plakaki, a small cove shielded by a short rocky peninsula. This unorganized beach with pebbles is a wonderful spot. With rooms and restaurants nearby, Plakaki is a great option for those not wishing to head back to Paleochora. The beautiful beaches of Grammenos start directly west of Plakaki.

Choosing among these splendid beaches can be challenging, as each one offers something unique. We suggest driving down the road that runs along the shore to see which cove catches your eye!

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the best time to visit Karavopetra coves?

The best time to visit Karavopetra coves is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora where you can enjoy a meal or a drink while taking in the beautiful views.

Is the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora suitable for families with children?

Yes, the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm, and there are no strong currents or waves.

Can I go snorkeling at Karavopetra coves?

Yes, you can go snorkeling at Karavopetra coves as the water is clear and there are many interesting marine species to observe.

Is there a parking area near the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

Yes, there is a parking area near the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora where you can park your car for a fee.

What is the water colour of the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

The water colour of the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

The Karavopetra coves, Paleohora has pebbles and fine pebbles.

What is the water depth like at the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

The water depth at the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora is normal.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

The sea surface at the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

The Karavopetra coves, Paleohora is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

The Karavopetra coves, Paleohora has accommodation options and food/water nearby.

What is the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora access like?

The Karavopetra coves, Paleohora can be accessed via a paved road.

Is the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora nudism friendly?

Yes, the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the Karavopetra coves, Paleohora?

The Karavopetra coves, Paleohora is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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Situated 100 metres away from Grammeno beach, Megim offers free transportation around the area and free sun beds and umbrellas on the beach.

Megim hotel rooms are bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows. They are equipped with air conditioning and refrigerator, and they have a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Most of the rooms offer sea sea views and feature a satellite TV.

Hotel Megim has a restaurant serving traditional Greek cuisine. Guests can also relax at the outdoor seating area, under the vine roof, with a drink from the bar. A beach bar is also featured.

The busy town of Palaiochora is within 4 km from Megim, while Elafonisi lies within 1-hour drive away. Free private parking is available on site.

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The kitchen features an oven. A flat-screen TV is provided. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower.

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The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

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Boasting garden views, Villa Memories offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 500 metres from Alonáki Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a bath. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The villa offers a barbecue. Guests at Villa Memories can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Grammeno Beach is 500 metres from the accommodation, while Plakaki Beach is 800 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 87 km from Villa Memories.

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The holiday home with a terrace and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and 2 bathrooms with an a bath or shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

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