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Krios beach, Paleochora

  • Krios beach, Paleochora


The beach of Krios is located about 10km west of Paleochora and 90km south of Chania city, on the east side of Krios Cape. It is a lovely secluded beach about 1km long, which is divided into three consecutive bays with fine pebbles and coarse sand.

The first bay, the easternmost part of the beach, is not preferred for swimming because it is rockier than the other two bays, it is exposed to south winds and it is not well organized. The central bay is the busiest part of the beach (if someone can call this a busy place at all), where there is a parking area, a small canteen and umbrellas. The third beach is located on the western edge of Krios (2 minutes walk) where there is a lovely small cove, well hidden by a large rock. This cove is preferred mostly by nudists because it is very well protected from prying eyes. Umbrellas are offered here, as well. If you don’t want to pay for an umbrella, there are small hollows in the surrounding rocks, under which you may find shade.

Krios can be accessed by car through Paleochora. Also, Krios is located next to the part of E4 European footpath connecting Paleochora with Elafonisi.



What is the location of Krios beach in Paleochora?

Krios beach is located on the western side of Paleochora, Crete, Greece.

Is Krios beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Krios beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

Can I rent umbrellas and sunbeds at Krios beach?

Yes, there are umbrellas and sunbeds available for rent at Krios beach.

Is there a restaurant or cafe near Krios beach?

Yes, there is a restaurant and a cafe near Krios beach where you can enjoy food and drinks.

Is Krios beach a good spot for snorkeling?

Yes, Krios beach is a good spot for snorkeling as there are many fish and other marine life to see.

Are there any water sports available at Krios beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Krios beach.

Is there a parking area near Krios beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Krios beach where you can park your car.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles 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?

The beach has food and water nearby, as well as umbrellas and beds.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach is accessible via a paved road.

Is the beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.

Is there any other information about the beach?

No, there is no other information available about the beach.

Beach facilities

  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Deep blue


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Nudism friendly

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