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Koundoura beach

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The beach of Agia Kyriaki is located 88km south of Chania, 7km west of Paleochora and 0.5km west of the peninsula Grammeno. The beach is mainly known as Koundoura because it is located in the Koundoura area. The climate in the region is very warm, favouring the development of cultivating greenhouses.

The beach of Agia Kyriaki or Koundoura is 700m long and is generally secluded. It is not generally preferred for swimming, because it is close to the greenhouses and is quite unknown. However, it is a good choice for anyone wanting to stay remote. There are no facilities on the beach, but you can find some restaurants, a camping site and a few rooms in Grammeno (on the way to Paleochora).

The beach can be accessed by car. As you drive from Paleochora to Krios (to the west), you’ll meet the peninsula of Grammenos. After half a kilometre, take the road on the left hand that heads to the sea.



What is the location of Koundoura beach?

Koundoura beach is located in the village of Koundoura, on the island of Crete, Greece.

Is Koundoura beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Koundoura 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 Koundoura beach?

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

Is there any shade available at Koundoura beach?

Yes, there are some trees and umbrellas available at Koundoura beach, providing shade for visitors.

Is Koundoura beach family-friendly?

Yes, Koundoura beach is family-friendly. The water is shallow and calm, making it safe for children to swim. There are also some playgrounds nearby.

Is there any accommodation available near Koundoura beach?

Yes, there are some hotels and apartments available near Koundoura beach, providing visitors with a comfortable stay.

Is Koundoura beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Koundoura beach is not accessible for people with disabilities. The beach has pebbles and rocks, making it difficult for wheelchair users to access the water.

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 as its sand type.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The beach has a normal water depth.

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

The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach can be accessed through a paved road.

Is the beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.

Is there any tree shade available at the beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the beach.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Tree Shade

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