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Listis beach

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Beach description

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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