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Nopigia beach

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Beach description

Nopigia, a coastal village, is situated 6km east of Kissamos and 30km west of the city of Chania. Nestled on the eastern side of Kissamos Bay, it sits adjacent to the base of Rodopos Cape and follows the eastern end of Drapanias beach.

A long beach lies ahead of the village, stretching westwards up to Kissamos. The beach boasts sandy shores with clear, shallow waters. As Nopigia village is close by, visitors can easily access facilities like umbrellas, showers, restaurants and accommodation, all set in a peaceful environment.

To the east, the beach becomes rockier and more secluded, presenting several pebbly and rocky coves. After walking 2km, you will come across the church of Panagia and the beautiful remote beaches of Choni.

Nopigia is believed to have a history dating back to ancient times. Local folklore suggests that upon Agamemnon’s return from Troy, he landed in the area to give offerings to the gods. However, he had to leave swiftly due to the Trojan prisoners’ attempt to burn his fleet.

Not far from Nopigia, following the road to Koleni, you’ll find the ruins of the ancient town Mythimna, nestled amidst olive groves. You can also visit the cruciform Church of St. Panteleimon, which features a cylindrical dome and rectangular floor layout. To the west of Nopigia, ruins of a Roman settlement and a church adorned with Byzantine frescoes, dedicated to Saint George, can be found. Interestingly, the church’s orientation is from North to South, unlike the typical Greek Orthodox churches that face from East to West. This is believed to be due to its construction on the site of an earlier Roman temple, the direction of which was preserved. To the east of Nopigia, there is a small seaside theatre, built in 1992, modeled after ancient Greek theatres and renowned for its excellent acoustics. Lastly, just 200m off the main village street, you can explore the cave of Rizospilios, an underground river.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Nopigia beach?

Nopigia beach is located in the village of Nopigia, in the northwest coast of Crete, Greece.

Is Nopigia beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Nopigia beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it safe for swimmers of all levels.

Are there any water sports available at Nopigia beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Nopigia beach. However, visitors can enjoy snorkeling and fishing.

Is Nopigia beach family-friendly?

Yes, Nopigia beach is family-friendly. The Nopigia beach is clean and safe, and there are no strong currents or waves. There is also a playground nearby for children.

Is there any parking available at Nopigia beach?

Yes, there is parking available at Nopigia beach. Visitors can park their cars in the designated parking area.

Is there any accommodation available near Nopigia beach?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Nopigia beach. Visitors can choose from a range of options to suit their budget and preferences.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Nopigia beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Nopigia beach. Visitors can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and fresh seafood while enjoying the beautiful views of the Nopigia beach.

What is the water colour of the Nopigia beach?

The water colour of the Nopigia beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Nopigia beach?

The Nopigia beach has pebbles and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the Nopigia beach?

The water depth of the Nopigia beach is normal.

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

The surface of the sea at the Nopigia beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Nopigia beach?

The Nopigia beach crowds are usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Nopigia beach?

The Nopigia beach has accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, and sports facilities.

How can the Nopigia beach be accessed?

The Nopigia beach can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

Is there any tree shade available at the Nopigia beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Nopigia beach.

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