Ormos beach (Katholiko)

Beach description

If you’re journeying from Agios Nikolaos, you’ll find the quaint Ormos beach just beyond the Ammoudi beach. This tucked-away cove, nestled between the majestic Minos Palace Hotel and Cape Nissi, is a hidden treasure. Its shoreline, speckled with pebbles and sand, primarily serves as a dock for boats, which makes it less popular for swimming. However, it offers a well-equipped playground that the little ones will love.

At the nearby Cape Nissi, there’s the historic Saint Nicholas Byzantine church, which lends its name to the town of Agios Nikolaos. A scenic coastal road starts from Katholiko and takes you all the way to Cape Nissi’s rocky end, home to World War II pillboxes. And from here, you’ll have a breathtaking view of the nearby islands of Agii Pantes (All Saints) and Mikronissi.

Minos beaches

Inside the Minos Palace Hotel premises, there’s a beautiful sandy beach. Well-maintained by the hotel and open to everyone, this beach is a sun-seeker paradise. But remember, it might be a little hard to spot from the main road!

Location

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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Katholiko Bay (Ormos) located?

Katholiko Bay (Ormos) is located just beyond Ammoudi beach, if you’re traveling from Agios Nikolaos. It’s nestled between the Minos Palace Hotel and Cape Nissi.

Can I swim at Katholiko (Ormos) Bay?

While swimming is allowed at Katholiko Bay, it’s primarily used as a boat dock and is less popular for swimming.

What facilities are available at Katholiko (Ormos) Bay for children?

Katholiko Bay has a well-equipped playground for children.

What attractions are near Katholiko (Ormos) Bay?

Cape Nissi, home to the historic Saint Nicholas Byzantine church and World War II pillboxes, is located near Katholiko Bay. From Cape Nissi, you can also view the nearby islands of Agii Pantes and Mikronissi.

Is Katholiko (Ormos) beach crowded?

No, Katholiko beach is not crowded due to its secluded location.

What type of beach is Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

Katholiko beach is a pebble beach with crystal clear waters.

Are there any facilities at Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

No, there are no facilities at Katholiko beach. Visitors need to bring their own food, water, and other necessities.

What is the water colour of the Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

The water colour of the Katholiko beach (Ormos) is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

The Katholiko beach (Ormos) has fine pebbles as sand.

What is the water depth of the Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

The Katholiko beach (Ormos) has a normal water depth.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

The sea surface at the Katholiko beach (Ormos) is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

The Katholiko beach (Ormos) is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

The Katholiko beach (Ormos) has accommodation options and food/water nearby.

What is the access to the Katholiko (Ormos) beach like?

The Katholiko beach (Ormos) can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

Is there any tree shade available at the Katholiko (Ormos) beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Katholiko beach (Ormos).

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