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Listis, a charming beach tucked away 69km southeast of Iraklion, is nestled between the towns of Kastri, 2km to the west, and Tsoutsouras. The road that connects these two towns skirts the edge of the beach. To reach the beach itself, it’s necessary to navigate a steep slope. Alternatively, you can alight at the neighbouring Kamboula beach and stroll eastwards. Regardless of the route you choose, the destination is undeniably worth it.

Despite its modest size, Listis beach stands out as one of Crete’s most appealing. It’s an unmanaged location that can get crowded during peak season. The beach boasts sandy stretches and shallow, crystal clear waters. Its uniqueness lies in the large rocks scattered in the sea and along the shore. Even though the water is rocky, the sandy seabed is perfect for swimming and frolicking in the water. If you swim east of the beach, beyond the massive Listis rock, you’ll find a quaint sandy beach with a spring in the Xirokambi area.

Listis rock, rising above the beach, is home to several intriguing caves. According to local lore, these caves once sheltered a bandit, hence the name Listis, meaning bandit. The caves are easily accessible from the main road rather than from the beach. On the crest of the hill, remnants of an ancient sanctuary can be found.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Listis beach?

Listis beach is a beautiful sandy beach located in a secluded cove on the island of Crete, Greece.

Is Listis beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Listis beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for a refreshing dip.

Are there any water sports available at Listis beach?

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

Is Listis beach family-friendly?

Yes, Listis beach is family-friendly. The shallow waters and soft sand make it a safe and enjoyable place for children to play.

Is Listis beach accessible by car?

Yes, Listis beach is accessible by car. There is a small parking area near the Listis beach.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Listis beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes near Listis beach. Visitors should bring their own food and drinks.

Is Listis beach crowded?

No, Listis beach is not usually crowded. It is a secluded cove that is not well-known to tourists.

Is Listis beach a good spot for sunbathing?

Yes, Listis beach is a great spot for sunbathing. The Listis beach is surrounded by cliffs, providing shade during the hottest parts of the day.

Is Listis beach a good place for a romantic getaway?

Yes, Listis beach is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. The secluded cove and crystal-clear waters create a peaceful and intimate atmosphere.

What is the water colour of the Listis beach?

The water colour of the Listis beach is blue.

What types of sand can be found on the Listis beach?

The Listis beach has sand, pebbles, and rocks in places.

What is the water depth of the Listis beach?

The water depth of the Listis beach is normal.

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

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

What is the crowd level like at the Listis beach?

The Listis beach crowds are normal.

What facilities are available at the Listis beach?

There are no facilities available at the Listis beach.

What is the access to the Listis beach like?

The Listis beach can be accessed via a paved road.

What other information should I know about the Listis beach?

The Listis beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing, and there are tree and rock shades available.

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  • Keratokampos

Located 2.7 km from Keratokampos Beach, New Studio in Kastri offers a private beach area, a garden and air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi.

Opening to a balcony with sea views, all units are fitted with a kitchen with a fridge. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and linens for a supplement.

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 48 km from the apartment, while Acqua Plus Waterpark is 49 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from New Studio in Kastri.

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The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Featuring free private parking, this 4-star holiday home also features free WiFithroughout the property.

The Crete Golf Club is 49 km from the holiday home. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from Cozy Home In Heraklion With House A Mountain View.

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  • Kastri, Viannos

Within a 10-minute walk from the beach, Portela Apartments Kastri is located in the village of Keratokambos. Offering free WiFi access, the self-catered apartments and studios provide views of the mountain and Libyan Sea from their balcony.

Spacious and bright, the accommodation units consist of an open-plan seating, dining and kitchenette area. Each includes air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV and hairdryer.

A minimarket and various restaurants are conveniently located just 300 metres from Portela Apartments Kastri. It is 36 km from the seaside village of Myrtos and 52 km from Ierapetra Village. Heraklion City is 62 km away.

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  • Eparchiaki Odos Kato Viannou -Kastriou, Keratokampou

Located in Keratokampos, 1 km from Keratokampos Beach and 2.6 km from Armenopetra Beach, Breathtaking sea view flat for families in Crete offers a garden and air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment with a terrace and sea views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

The apartment offers an outdoor fireplace. A a baby safety gate is also available for guests at Breathtaking sea view flat for families in Crete.

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is 46 km from the accommodation, while Acqua Plus Waterpark is 48 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 58 km from Breathtaking sea view flat for families in Crete.

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  • Kastri Viannou Hrakleio

Located within 200 metres of the beach, Despoina Apartments offers self-catering accommodation in Kastri, Keratokampos. The property features a blossomed garden with mountain and Libyan Sea views. Free WiFi is available throughout.

All units are air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom with hairdryer, TV and kitchenette. Each opens to a private balcony with Libyan Sea views.

Despoina Apartments also includes a sun terrace. Free private parking is possible on site.

Several restaurants, cafes and mini markets can be found within 300 metres. Heraklion is 70 km from Despoina Apartments and Ierapetra is at a distance of 52 km.

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  • Kastri Hondrou Viannos

Panorama Apartments offers accommodation in Kastri Xondrou Vianou. The property features views of the sea is 43 km from Heraklio Town. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

The kitchenette is fitted with a toaster and a fridge, as well as a coffee machine. A flat-screen TV is available. Free private parking is also available at this apartment.

Hersonissos is 35 km from Panorama Apartments, while Agios Nikolaos is 38 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 42 km from the property.

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