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Koundoura beach

Beach description

Agia Kyriaki beach, also known as Koundoura, is situated 88km south of Chania, 7km west of Paleochora, and a mere 0.5km west of Grammeno peninsula. The beach gets its alternate name from its location in the Koundoura region. The area’s warm climate is ideal for the growth of greenhouse crops.

The relatively secluded Koundoura beach stretches for 700 meters. Despite its proximity to the greenhouses, it’s not a common spot for swimming due to its obscurity. However, it’s an excellent choice for those seeking solitude. While there are no amenities on the beach itself, Grammeno offers several restaurants, a camping site, and a few accommodations.

Access to the beach is possible by car. From Paleochora, drive west towards Krios until you reach Grammenos peninsula. After about half a kilometer, turn left on the road leading to the sea.


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Most frequent asked questions

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 Koundoura beach has pebbles and rocks, making it difficult for wheelchair users to access the water.

What is the water colour of the Koundoura beach?

The water colour of the Koundoura beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Koundoura beach?

The Koundoura beach has sand as its sand type.

What is the water depth of the Koundoura beach?

The Koundoura beach has a normal water depth.

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

The sea surface at the Koundoura beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Koundoura beach?

The Koundoura beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the Koundoura beach?

There are no facilities available at the Koundoura beach.

What is the access to the Koundoura beach like?

The Koundoura beach can be accessed through a paved road.

Is the Koundoura beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Koundoura beach is nudism friendly.

Is there any tree shade available at the Koundoura beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Koundoura beach.

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Stays near Koundoura beach

  • 9.2 / 10
  • Kountoura Selinou

Set within lush gardens, Viena Rooms & Apartments offers air-conditioned accommodation and features a 200-m² pool with pool bar. It is situated 6 km west of Paleochora.

Viena rooms and apartments are decorated in pastel colours, and each offers a TV, air conditioning and a fridge. All rooms have private balcony with garden, sea and pool views.

The expansive swimming pool and the large green lawn with a shaded hammock are perfect for relaxing. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the complex.

A daily buffet breakfast is provided. A pool-side café bar is available for your convenience.

Viena Rooms & Apartments are located 1.5 km away from Krios Beach and 1.5 km from Grammeno Beach. Elafonisi Beach is 50 km away.

  • 610 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Κountoura, Palaiochora

Just 50 metres from the sea, Mear Luxury Apartments and Studios offers accommodation in Kountoura. The property is located within 4 km of the centre of Paleochora. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site.

Each unit is air-conditioned and features a kitchenette fitted with a refrigerator. Rooms open to a furnished balcony overlooking the shared garden. There is a private bathroom fitted with a shower in each unit. Towels are provided.

Mear Luxury Apartments and Studios also includes a terrace.

A supermarket is located within 600 metres of Mear Lxury Apartments and Studios. The famous Elafonisi Beach is at 50 km while Chania International Airport is 96 km away.




  • 770 m
  • 8.7 / 10
  • κουντουρα χανιων

Set in Kountoura Selino, 1.8 km from Grammeno Beach and 2.5 km from Alonáki Beach, KOYNTOYRA ROOMS offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a terrace.

Each unit is fitted with a balcony offering garden views, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchenette and a private bathroom with shower, a hair dryer and free toiletries. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Krios Beach is 2.8 km from the apartment. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 90 km from KOYNTOYRA ROOMS.

  • 920 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Κουντουρά

Set in Yialós in the Crete region, with Grammeno Beach and Alonáki Beach nearby, Houmas Apartments offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

Each unit is fitted with a terrace offering sea views, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with shower, a hair dryer and free toiletries. A toaster, a fridge and kitchenware are also offered, as well as a kettle.

The restaurant at the apartment specialises in Greek cuisine.

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Plakaki Beach is 1.3 km from Houmas Apartments. The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, 88 km from the accommodation.

  • 920 m
  • 9 / 10
  • Koundoura

Just 50 metres from Grammeno Beach, Flisvos offers self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The on-site, chemical-free pool with a separate children’s section is surrounded by a lush garden with a playground. A tavern can be found at 10 metres.

Opening to a balcony, all air-conditioned studios enjoy views of the garden, pool or the Libyan Sea. Each features a kitchenette with cooking hobs, a mini fridge and dining table. A TV and private bathroom are also included.

Flisvos Rooms is located 5 km from Palaiochora Town, around 40 km from Sougia Beach and 50 km from Elafonisi. The nearest super market is only 1 km away. Free, private parking is provided on site.




  • 930 m
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Kountoura Selinou

Just 30 metres from Grammeno Beach, Morpheas Rooms is located in Kountoura. Set amidst a tree-filled garden, it offers air-conditioned rooms opening out to a balcony with Libyan Sea and mountain views. Free WiFi is provided in all areas.

All units at Morpheas Rooms are equipped with a mini oven, fridge, a coffee machine, a toaster and an electric juice extractor. Each also features a dining table and a sofa. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower and a hairdryer is also provided. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is also offered.

A children’s playground is also available in the premises.

Palaiochora centre lies within 5 km and the scenic town of Chania is at a distance of 70 km. Free private parking is provided in the premises.

  • 1.0 km