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Pefkias beaches

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Perkins is an isolated and arid region of south Crete, located between the villages Rodakino and Plakias, 43km south of Rethymno. In this rugged landscape, there are a few small beaches, totally secluded and which can be accessed by boat or via the dirt track connecting Souda beach to Korakas beach. The beaches, starting from east to the west are Kokkinos Volakas, Stavri, Filadelfi, Parahoristra, Agios Antonios, Hohlakas and Klimata.

The main beach of Pefkias is located close to the bay of Souda and is called Kokkinos Volakas (Red rock) named after the reddish rock at its east end. Beside the rock, there is a tiny beach with a small cave and a small colony of Cretan Date Palms, originating from the nearby Souda palm grove. The beach is pebbly and with many rocks, making it ideal for fishing and snorkelling. Moreover, there is no natural shade and you rarely find anyone else here, which makes it quite ideal for nudism.

On the east, there is the smaller beach Stavri, similarly isolated and deserted. In it, you will probably not find anything or anyone else. Like the first, here you come through the same dirt road linking Souda with Rodakino.



What are Pefkias beaches?

Pefkias beaches are a group of beaches located in the town of Loutraki, Greece.

How many beaches are there in Pefkias?

There are three beaches in Pefkias: Pefkias Beach, Neraida Beach, and Sterna Beach.

Are the beaches in Pefkias sandy or rocky?

The beaches in Pefkias are mostly sandy, with some rocky areas.

Is there a lot of seaweed on the beaches in Pefkias?

Seaweed can sometimes be found on the beaches in Pefkias, but it is not a major issue.

Are the beaches in Pefkias suitable for swimming?

Yes, the beaches in Pefkias are suitable for swimming, with clear and calm waters.

Are there any water sports available at Pefkias beaches?

There are no water sports available at Pefkias beaches, but visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.

Is there a lifeguard on duty at Pefkias beaches?

There is no lifeguard on duty at Pefkias beaches, so visitors should take caution when swimming.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Pefkias beaches?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Pefkias beaches, offering a variety of food and drinks.

Is there parking available near Pefkias beaches?

Yes, there is parking available near Pefkias beaches, but it can get crowded during peak season.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the beach?

The beach has fine pebbles and rocks in places.

What is the water depth like at the beach?

The water depth at the beach is normal.

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.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach can be accessed via a dirt track.

What other features can be found at the beach?

The beach is nudism friendly and has palm trees. It is also ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing. There is tree shade and rock shade available.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Fine Pebbles
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Dirt track

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Palm trees
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Tree Shade
  • Rock shade

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