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Kavros beach at Kournas

  • Kavros beach at Kournas


At the point where the prefecture of Rethymno meets Chania, east of Georgioupolis beaches, we find the beaches of Kavros and Kournas. The place at its greatest part is developed and only a very small part of it has been left untouched. Between the remaining virgin parts of the beach, there is an extensive and very important ecosystem of dunes. The dunes of Kavros, like all dunes, host a significant and very fragile ecosystem that is home to its own plants. The most important role of the dunes in Crete is that they protect the inner lands from erosion. In the area, in winter we meet small ponds and the landscape is quite different from the summer.



What is the location of Kavros beach at Kournas?

Kavros beach is located in the village of Kavros, near the town of Georgioupolis, on the northern coast of the island of Crete, Greece.

Is Kavros beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Kavros beach is suitable for swimming. The water is generally calm and clear, and the beach has a gradual slope into the sea.

Are there any water sports available at Kavros beach?

There are some water sports available at Kavros beach, such as jet skiing and parasailing, but the options may be limited compared to other beaches.

Is there a nearby town or village to visit?

Yes, the town of Georgioupolis is nearby and offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. The village of Kavros also has some amenities, such as supermarkets and tavernas.

Is there a parking area at Kavros beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Kavros beach, but it may get crowded during peak season.

Is Kavros beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Kavros beach is suitable for families with children. The water is generally calm and shallow, and there are some playgrounds and activities available nearby.

Is there a sunset view at Kavros beach?

Yes, Kavros beach offers a beautiful sunset view over the sea, which is a popular time for visitors to take photos and enjoy the scenery.

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 sand.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is shallow.

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

The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach usually has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

What are the access options for the beach?

The beach can be accessed by bus services, paved road, and is handicap friendly.

Is there any other important information about the beach?

Yes, the beach is a seaturtle nesting point.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Sports
  • Lifeguard
  • Showers
  • Blue Flag


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Shallow

Beach sand type

  • Sand

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

  • Seaturtle nesting point

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