Agia Roumeli, a quaint isolated village, lies 56km to the south of Chania city, situated in a broad bay at the mouth of the Samaria Gorge. It’s a popular spot for tourists who descend the gorge daily, basking in the sun on the main beach, Gialos, which stretches before the taverns. More adventurous travellers can explore the serene and picturesque beaches in the vicinity, with Mashali, the western part of Agia Roumeli bay, being one of them.
A secondary boat dock, associated with a solitary tavern that offers rooms, is present. Two stunning beaches with fine pebbles are adjacent to this dock. The tavern provides complimentary sunbeds, umbrellas, and canoes. Large rocks on these beaches offer shade and privacy, making it a haven for nudists. Care must be taken while traversing the main road from the tavern to the dock, due to occasional stonefalls caused by mountain goats. While these stonefalls are not highly dangerous, it’s safer to walk on the left side, away from the mountain walls.
Venturing further from Mashali by swimming or kayaking beyond the beach’s western edge, leads to three caves. These caves are fronted by small pebbled beaches, referred to as Spilies to Marmaro, or ‘Caves in Marble’.
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Can visitors swim in the water at Mashali beach?
Can visitors participate in activities such as surfing or jet skiing at Mashali beach?
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Are there any opportunities to see animals or sea creatures at Mashali beach?
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The water colour of the Mashali beach is deep blue.
The Mashali beach has pebbles and fine pebbles.
The water at the Mashali beach is deep.
The surface of the sea at the Mashali beach is usually calm.
The Mashali beach is usually quiet.
The Mashali beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, and umbrellas/beds.
The Mashali beach can be accessed by boat or walking.
The Mashali beach is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing and has rock shade.
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