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Koutalis beach

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Beach description

Koutalis, also known as Koutalas beach, is positioned 25km to the east of the metropolis of Chania, situated near Cape Drepano and approximately 1km north of Kokkino Chorio. The region is notable for its extraordinary caves, such as the Elephants’ Cave and Petsis Cave. Adjacent to Koutalis, Kokkino Chorio is recognized for the WWII cavernous shelters erected by the Germans on Drapanokefala hill to safeguard Souda Bay, its charming traditional residences, and a collection of wells for water collection. This location also served as a filming location for “Zorba the Greek.”

Being relatively secluded, Koutalis beach is a familiar starting point for local scuba divers exploring the nearby sea caves. The beach is nestled at the end of a rocky gorge and cradled within a narrow bay, characterized by its large, round pebbles and stones. It’s the perfect spot for fishing and solitude, but ensure to pack essentials like umbrellas, food and water. To reach this location, head north from Kokkino Chorio village towards Drepano Cape, then onto the road leading to Faros (Lighthouse). Roughly 700m further north, look for the sign to Koutalas. A manageable dirt path will lead you directly to the beach, which might well be totally deserted. A large cave can be found next to the beach.

Vraskos Beach
A hidden gem between Koutalis and Almirida is Vraskos beach. Similar to Koutalis, Vraskos is located at the end of a short narrow gorge, but no road leads directly to it. The sea bed is quite rocky with patches of sand.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Koutalis beach?

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

Is Koutalis beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Koutalis 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 Koutalis beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Koutalis beach. However, visitors can enjoy snorkeling and diving in the clear waters.

Is there a restaurant or cafe near Koutalis beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Koutalis beach. Visitors can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and drinks while taking in the beautiful views.

Is Koutalis beach family-friendly?

Yes, Koutalis beach is family-friendly. The calm waters and sandy beach make it a great spot for families with children.

Is there parking available at Koutalis beach?

Yes, there is parking available near Koutalis beach. However, it can get crowded during peak season, so it’s best to arrive early.

Is Koutalis beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Koutalis beach is not very accessible for people with disabilities. The Koutalis beach is quite steep and there are no special facilities for disabled visitors.

What is the water colour of the Koutalis beach?

The water colour of the Koutalis beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Koutalis beach?

The Koutalis beach has pebbles and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the Koutalis beach?

The water depth of the Koutalis beach is normal.

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

The surface of the sea at the Koutalis beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Koutalis beach?

The Koutalis beach is usually quiet with fewer crowds.

What facilities are available at the Koutalis beach?

There are no facilities available at the Koutalis beach.

What is the access to the Koutalis beach like?

The Koutalis beach can be accessed through a paved road.

Is there any other information about the Koutalis beach?

Yes, there is rock shade available at the Koutalis beach.

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