Dialiskari, also known as Marmara beach, is a stunning secluded pebble-filled bay situated near the end of the majestic Aradena Gorge, within the Sfakia region. It is situated 85km to the south of Chania city and 5km to the west of Loutro. This beach serves as a resting spot for the hikers of Aradena Gorge before they proceed towards Loutro.
Marmara, translating to “marbles”, gets its name from the soft colourful rocks and the sea caves that are the highlight of this location. The beach is a 60-minute walk from the nearest inhabited beach of Lykos and a 75-minute walk from Loutro. The absence of roads only allows for access by foot or boat. Near the beach, there’s a quaint tavern offering delicious food (be sure to reserve in advance!) and beach umbrellas.
During the summer months, there are daily boats available from Loutro. If you find yourself in the Loutro area, a visit to Marmara and a hike through the Aradena Gorge come highly recommended.
Yes, Marmara Beach is a great spot for snorkeling due to its clear waters and diverse marine life.
No, camping is not allowed on Marmara Beach.
Yes, there are several hiking trails in the surrounding area, including the Samaria Gorge trail.
No, Marmara Beach is only accessible by boat or by hiking.
No, there are no restaurants or cafes near Marmara Beach. Visitors should bring their own food and drinks.
The water colour of the Marmara Beach, Sfakia is turquoise and deep blue.
The Marmara Beach, Sfakia has pebbles as its sand type.
The water at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia is deep.
The surface of the sea at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia is usually calm.
The Marmara Beach, Sfakia is usually quiet and not crowded.
There are food and water nearby, as well as umbrellas and beds.
The Marmara Beach, Sfakia can be accessed by boat or walking.
The Marmara Beach, Sfakia is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.
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