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Marmara Beach, Sfakia

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About Marmara Beach, Sfakia

Marmara or Dialiskari beach is an amazing secluded small pebbly bay shaped near the exit of the imposing Aradena Gorge, in the Sfakia region. It is located 85km south of Chania city and 5km west of Loutro. It is the beach where the ramblers of Aradena Gorge rest before continuing their course to Loutro.

The name Marmara means “marbles” and is named after the soft colourful rocks and sea caves, that consist the most striking feature of the place. The beach is 60′ walking distance from the closest inhabited beach of Lykos and 75′ from Loutro. There are no roads here, so walking or a boat are the only possible means to reach the place. There is one small tavern near the beach, where you can eat really good food (reservations are needed!) and umbrellas on the beach.

During the summer, there are daily boats from Loutro. Once in the Loutro area, visiting Marmara and hiking in the gorge of Aradena are highly suggested.




FAQ about Marmara Beach, Sfakia

1. Is Marmara Beach suitable for snorkeling?

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

2. Can I camp on Marmara Beach?

No, camping is not allowed on Marmara Beach.

3. Are there any hiking trails near Marmara Beach?

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

4. Is Marmara Beach accessible by car?

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

5. 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 beach?

The water colour of the beach is turquoise and deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is deep.

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

The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet and not crowded.

What facilities are available at the beach?

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

What are the ways to access the beach?

The beach can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other activities can be done at the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities

  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Deep

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Turquoise
  • Deep blue


  • Boat

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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