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Katharades beach

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Beach description

Just past the Peristeras suburb of Ierapetra begins the Katharades area, a chain of small beaches leading up to the popular coastline of the Koutsounari village. Known for its strong winds, it’s considered one of Crete’s windiest locations. The bays of this area are somewhat hidden, despite their proximity to the main road, leading to few visitors to the sequential bays. The area also goes by the name Paplinou, due to the nearby ancient Panagia Paplinou monastery.

The stunning landscape is shaped by numerous rock shelters and unique rock formations, a product of erosion on the conglomerate soil over time. There’s been a slight increase in development in recent years, mainly due to the construction of large hotels near the coast. Consequently, the main road between Ierapetra and Makrygialos boasts a few restaurants, mini markets, and accommodations.

The beach features coarse grey sand, and its seabed has large, smooth rocks interspersed with sandy areas. The surrounding area is dotted with tamarisk trees offering shade, and umbrellas are also available. The beach is well maintained by the nearby hotels and features a beach volleyball court, sunbeds, showers, and water sports facilities.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Katharades beach?

Katharades beach is located in the island of Milos, Greece.

Is Katharades beach accessible by car?

No, Katharades beach is not accessible by car. Visitors need to park their car at the nearby village of Fourkovouni and walk for about 20 minutes to reach the Katharades beach.

What is the size of Katharades beach?

Katharades beach is a small secluded beach with a length of approximately 50 meters.

Is there any shade available at Katharades beach?

No, there is no natural shade available at Katharades beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Katharades beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes near Katharades beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks.

Is swimming allowed at Katharades beach?

Yes, swimming is allowed at Katharades beach. However, visitors should be cautious as there are no lifeguards on duty.

Are there any water sports activities available at Katharades beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Katharades beach.

Is camping allowed at Katharades beach?

No, camping is not allowed at Katharades beach. Visitors are advised to respect the natural environment and not leave any trash behind.

What is the water colour of the Katharades beach?

The water colour of the Katharades beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Katharades beach?

The Katharades beach has fine pebbles and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth like at the Katharades beach?

The water depth at the Katharades beach is normal.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the Katharades beach?

The Katharades beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Katharades beach?

The Katharades beach has accommodation options, food and water nearby, umbrellas and beds, sports facilities, and showers.

How can the Katharades beach be accessed?

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

What other information should I know about the Katharades beach?

The Katharades beach is nudism-friendly, ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing, and has tree shade.

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