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Marmara Beach, Sfakia

Beach description

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.

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Most frequent asked questions

Is Marmara Beach suitable for snorkeling?

Yes, Marmara Beach is a great spot for snorkeling due to its clear waters and diverse marine life.

Can I camp on Marmara Beach?

No, camping is not allowed on Marmara Beach.

Are there any hiking trails near Marmara Beach?

Yes, there are several hiking trails in the surrounding area, including the Samaria Gorge trail.

Is Marmara Beach accessible by car?

No, Marmara Beach is only accessible by boat or by hiking.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Marmara Beach?

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

What is the water colour of the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

The water colour of the Marmara Beach, Sfakia is turquoise and deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

The Marmara Beach, Sfakia has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

The water at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

The surface of the sea at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

The Marmara Beach, Sfakia is usually quiet and not crowded.

What facilities are available at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

There are food and water nearby, as well as umbrellas and beds.

What are the ways to access the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

The Marmara Beach, Sfakia can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other activities can be done at the Marmara Beach, Sfakia?

The Marmara Beach, Sfakia is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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