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Keratides beach

Beach description

Keratides beach, situated approximately 1km west of Paleochora harbour and 79km south of Chania city, is found just past the Azogirianos river and Halikia beach. Characterized by its coarse pebbles and stones, it’s a preferred spot for those seeking tranquility and solitude. Its name, Keratides, is derived from the term for locust or carob trees, ‘keratia’. Nearby, there’s a camping site which attracts most of the beach’s visitors.

While there are numerous remarkable beaches in the vicinity of Paleochora, Keratides doesn’t particularly stand out. Nonetheless, it’s a viable option for those without access to a car or motorbike.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Keratides beach?

Keratides beach is located in the region of Chania, on the northwestern coast of Crete, Greece.

Is Keratides beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Keratides beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it safe for swimmers of all levels.

Are there any water sports available at Keratides beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Keratides beach. However, visitors can enjoy snorkeling and fishing.

Is there any shade available at Keratides beach?

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

Is Keratides beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Keratides beach is not accessible for people with disabilities. The Keratides beach has steep stairs and rocky terrain, making it difficult for wheelchair users.

Is there any parking available at Keratides beach?

Yes, there is a small parking area available at Keratides beach. However, it can get crowded during peak season.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Keratides beach?

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

Is Keratides beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Keratides beach is suitable for families with children. The water is shallow and calm, making it safe for children to swim. However, there are no lifeguards on duty, so parents should keep a close eye on their children.

What is the water colour of the Keratides beach?

The water colour of the Keratides beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Keratides beach?

The Keratides beach has pebbles as its sand type.

What is the water depth of the Keratides beach?

The Keratides beach has a normal water depth.

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

The sea surface at the Keratides beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Keratides beach?

The Keratides beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Keratides beach?

The Keratides beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, and a Blue Flag.

What is the access to the Keratides beach like?

The Keratides beach can be accessed via a dirt track.

What other information is available about the Keratides beach?

The Keratides beach is nudism friendly, ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing, and has rock shade.

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