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Madés beach

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Beach description

Madé, also known as Madés, is a quaint coastal hamlet situated close to Ligaria, 20km to the northwest of Heraklion and 4km towards the east of Agia Pelagia beach. It can be found near the northernmost fringe of the Gulf of Heraklion, at a site known as Cape Bourouni of Rogdia. To reach this spot from Heraklion, you would have to travel along the highway to Chania and then take the Ligaria / Mades exit. A sign for Madé will appear just 1.5km into this route.

The village overlooks a tiny bay with a pebble beach, enveloped by several rocks and the small settlement of Madé. The local hotel manages this area well, offering both umbrellas and sunbeds to its guests. Nearby, you can find a handful of rooms, a mini-market, a beach bar, and a few taverns. The tranquillity of the beach attracts mostly locals who have constructed their summer homes here. Its rocky seabed teeming with fish makes it a perfect spot for fishing and snorkelling. However, the beach’s northern orientation leaves it susceptible to winds.

The signature feature of Mades is a pair of small islets that lie opposite the western end of the beach, which are perfect for snorkelling. The name ‘Mades’ derives from the Greek verb ‘Mado’, meaning ‘break easily’. It refers to the area’s stones, which are prone to cracking and are highly unstable.

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Most frequent asked questions

Is Madés beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Madés beach is suitable for swimming. However, it is always recommended to check the water conditions before entering the sea.

Are there any water sports activities available at Madés beach?

Yes, there are several water sports activities available at Madés beach, including surfing, windsurfing, and paddleboarding.

Is there a lifeguard on duty at Madés beach?

Yes, there is a lifeguard on duty at Madés beach during the peak season.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Madés beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Madés beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.

Is Madés beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Madés beach is suitable for families with children. However, parents should always keep an eye on their children and make sure they are safe in the water.

Is there a parking area near Madés beach?

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

Are there any hiking trails near Madés beach?

Yes, there are several hiking trails near Madés beach where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and nature.

Is Madés beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, Madés beach is accessible for people with disabilities. There are ramps and other facilities available to make it easier for them to access the Madés beach.

What is the water colour of the Madés beach?

The water colour of the Madés beach is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Madés beach?

The Madés beach has pebbles and fine pebbles.

How deep is the water at the Madés beach?

The water at the Madés beach is deep.

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

The sea surface at the Madés beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Madés beach?

The Madés beach has normal crowds.

What facilities are available at the Madés beach?

The Madés beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, showers, and a Blue Flag.

How can the Madés beach be accessed?

The Madés beach can be accessed through a paved road.

What other information should I know about the Madés beach?

The Madés beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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