Listi Spilios beach

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Beach description

The picturesque Listi Spilios, situated 7km south of Agios Nikolaos along the old road to Sitia and Ierapetra, has become a bustling tourist spot over the years with a variety of accommodations, ranging from large hotels to smaller lodges. The beach is characterized by its rocky terrain and sandy patches, with a charming smaller beach nestled to the north of the main area. Unfortunately, recent extensive alterations by a major hotel in the vicinity have significantly changed the original rocky nature of the coastline, including the construction of a pier to retain sand. Visitors can enjoy amenities like umbrellas, a snack bar, water sports and a beach volleyball court. The quieter western side of the beach, boasting lush vegetation due to nearby freshwater springs, provides a serene escape.

The beach’s intriguing name, Listi Spilios, translates to ‘Robber’s Cave’ in Greek. This stems from a tale from the Middle Ages when the primary road used by locals to commute to island cities ran through this area. On the beach’s west end, there’s a petite peninsula home to several small caves, which, as the legend tells, were used as hideouts by robbers who targeted travellers on the road.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Listi Spilios beach?

Listi Spilios beach is a beautiful beach located in the eater part of Crete, Greece in Lassithi Region.

Is Listi Spilios beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Listi Spilios beach is suitable for swimming. However, it is recommended to be cautious as the water can be deep in some areas.

Are there any water sports activities available at Listi Spilios beach?

Yes, there are water sports activities available at Listi Spilios beach.

Is Listi Spilios beach accessible by car?

Yes, Listi Spilios beach is accessible by car. There is a parking area available near the Listi Spilios beach.

Is there any accommodation available near Listi Spilios beach?

Yes, there a some hotels and apartamnets next to the Listi Spilios beach.

Is Listi Spilios beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Listi Spilios beach is suitable for families with children. The water is calm and shallow in some areas, making it safe for children to swim.

Is there any restaurant or cafe available near Listi Spilios beach?

Yes, there is cafe available at the Listi Spilios beach.

Is Listi Spilios beach crowded?

Listi Spilios beach has moderate crowd.

What is the water colour of the Listi Spilios beach?

The water colour of the Listi Spilios beach is blue.

What types of sand can be found on the Listi Spilios beach?

The Listi Spilios beach has pebbles, fine pebbles, and rocks in places.

What is the water depth like at the Listi Spilios beach?

The water depth at the Listi Spilios beach is normal.

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

The surface of the sea at the Listi Spilios beach is usually calm.

What facilities are available at the Listi Spilios beach?

The Listi Spilios beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, and showers.

How can the Listi Spilios beach be accessed?

The Listi Spilios beach can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

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