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Lykos beach

About Lykos beach

Likos is a seaside settlement with a small harbour located 900m west of Loutro and 83km south of Chania, at the periphery of the almost deserted village of Livaniana. A short distance to the east is the slightly larger settlement Finikas (Phoenix), from which it is separated by a rocky hill.

The beach of Lykos is quite rocky in relation to Finikas and hosts a small pier where the boats stop, but is open to the south winds. Generally, it is not something special as a beach, but absolute tranquillity and rich seabed make exploring this isolated place a nice experience. There are some traditional taverns with few rooms where one can be isolated from the bustling everyday life.

Lykos is crossed by the European path E4 that connects the beach of Marmara at the exit of the Aradena Gorge with Loutro. However, the most common way of access is by private or rented boat from Hora Sfakion or Loutro. Also if you want to come by car, a good alternative is to drive from Chora Sfakion to Anopolis and then follow the road to the village of Livaniana. From here starts a dirt road that leads to Likos and Finikas. The course from Anopolis takes about half an hour and is absolutely enjoyable in terms of natural beauty and wild landscape.




What is the location of Lykos beach?

Lykos beach is located in the region of Attica, Greece, on the eastern coast of the Attica peninsula.

Is Lykos beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Lykos 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 Lykos beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Lykos beach. However, visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing on the beach.

Is there any shade available at Lykos beach?

Yes, there are some trees and umbrellas available at Lykos beach, providing shade for visitors who want to escape the sun.

Is Lykos beach accessible by public transportation?

Yes, Lykos beach is accessible by public transportation. Visitors can take a bus or a taxi to reach the beach.

Is there any parking available at Lykos beach?

Yes, there is a parking area available at Lykos beach, where visitors can park their cars for free.

Is there any accommodation available near Lykos beach?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Lykos beach, providing visitors with a comfortable stay during their vacation.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

What is the surface of the beach usually like?

The surface of the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

Accommodation options and food/water are available nearby.

What are the access options for the beach?

The beach can be accessed via a dirt track, boat, or walking.

What other information should I know about the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Dirt track

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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