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Katarti beach

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Katarti, a small beach nestled at the mouth of a narrow gorge, is situated 73km south of the city of Heraklion, at the base of Cape Oxa on Crete island. This secluded beach is enveloped by the untamed and majestic landscape of the Asterousia Range, lying southwest of Kofinas peak. One rugged dirt track from Salamias bay provides road access to the beach, but primarily, it is reached by boat or on foot from Agios Ioannis or Tripiti beach, located 2.5km westward.

The region is a haven for fishing enthusiasts as the rocky seabed still teems with fish, despite the damaging illegal use of dynamite by some locals. Katarti’s coastline is adorned with white pebbles and its waters are crystal clear and deep, while the surrounding rocky shores are strikingly beautiful. The beach is flanked by tall cliffs, a natural extension of the gorge’s walls into the sea, offering both wind protection and shade.

The name Katarti, translating to mast in Greek, is inspired by a tall boulder in the sea nearby. Some locals also refer to it as Arkouda, meaning bear, asserting that the rock formations resemble a bear!

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The water colour of the Katarti beach is blue.

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The water at the Katarti beach is deep.

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The sea surface at the Katarti beach is usually calm.

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The Katarti beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

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The Katarti beach can be accessed by boat or walking.

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The Katarti beach is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There are rock shades available on the Katarti beach.

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Stays near Katarti beach

  • 9.6 / 10
  • Agios Ioannis Kofinas

Studios Anna Maria has sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Kapetanianá, 100 metres from Paralia Agios Ioannis.

All units are air-conditioned and some of them feature a seating area with a flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area. Some units have a terrace and/or a balcony with mountain or inner courtyard views.

Phaistos is 42 km from the apartment, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 43 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 72 km from Studios Anna Maria.

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€55

/night

  • 4.2 km
  • 7.8 / 10
  • Agios Ioannis, Kapetaniana

Boasting mountain views, Loft House by the Sea!! offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around a few steps from Paralia Agios Ioannis. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony and free WiFi.

The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area.

Phaistos is 42 km from the holiday home, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 43 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 72 km from Loft House by the Sea!!.

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€97

/night

  • 4.2 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Βασιλική

Situated in Vasilikí, Loft for travellers offers accommodation with a terrace or a balcony, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a garden.

There is a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom.

Phaistos is 24 km from the holiday home, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 24 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 56 km from Loft for travellers.

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€88

/night

  • 6.0 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Vasiliki,Tripiti Beach

Surrounded by olive trees, in Vasiliki Village, the stone-built Amazing Stone Villa offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access and views over the lush surroundings. Guests will find traditional cafes, a mini market, a pharmacy and a gas station within a short drive.

Featuring vintage furniture and decoration, all units come with a fully equipped kitchen, a living area and a bathroom with shower. Facilities include a TV, an oven, a fridge, and a stovetop. A bottle of olive oil and a bottle of local wine , produced by the owners are offered upon arrival.

All bedrooms have air conditioning.

The property offers a large shared courtyard with flowers , BBQ and outdoor furniture.

The isolated sandy beach of Tripiti is 8 km from Amazing Stone Villa, while Matala is 25 km away. Heraklio Town is 41 km from the accommodation and Agia Galini is 30 km away. Heraklion International Airport is at a distance of 42 km.

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€75

/night

  • 6.2 km
  • 8.7 / 10
  • Φουρνοφάραγγο

Situated in Fournofárangon and only 50 km from The Palace of Knossos, Fabrica Residence – Traditional Cretan Stone House features accommodation with mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony.

This holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a microwave, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom fitted with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy hiking nearby, or benefit from the sun terrace.

Phaistos is 27 km from Fabrica Residence – Traditional Cretan Stone House, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 54 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 6.9 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Beach Road

Hideaway Southcrete has sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Léntas, 1.1 km from Lenta Beach.

Each unit is air-conditioned and features a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge. A stovetop and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The apartment offers a children’s playground.

A kids pool is also available at Hideaway Southcrete, while guests can also relax on the sun terrace.

Phaistos is 38 km from the accommodation, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 39 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 75 km from Hideaway Southcrete.

  • 6.9 km