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Propatoumenos beaches

Beach description

Between the coast of Panagia Charakiani and Kefali hill, where archaeological remnants have been found, lies the region of Propatoumenos, just a short distance west of Holy 317 Fathers Church. Propatoumenos translates to “the area that can be walked”. This is because there used to be a walking trail to the ancient town of Astali, near Bali. Given that the surrounding Talean mountains are incredibly steep and difficult to traverse, this area was perfect for walking. This broader area is rich in unexcavated Minoan settlements, most of which have been left to the mercy of roaming goats. Within this region, we encounter three remote pebbly beaches with pristine waters, situated just a stone’s throw away from the highway. The seabed, teeming with rocks, conglomerate formations and natural arches, is an ideal spot for snorkelling. Across the beaches, the small islet of Prassonissi, home to seagulls, can be accessed by swimming.

Kefala Beach

Tucked away to the east of Panagia Charakiani, near Bali, is Kefala Beach. This hidden gem, with its crystal clear waters all year round, remains fairly unknown. Although generally inaccessible, the beach unveils a stunning coastline adorned with vibrant hues of red soil and green vegetation from shrubs and wild carob trees during calm weather. Kefala has a charming pebble beach with a rich seabed. Further east, the beaches of Kalo Horafi and Vrahi can be found. Kefala gets its name from the low peak, about 40 meters high, situated just above the sea that once housed an unknown Minoan settlement. The entire area above the beach is scattered with remnants of ancient walls and structures.

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Most frequent asked questions

What does “Propatoumenos” mean?

Propatoumenos is a Greek word that means “accessible” or “easy to reach”.

Where are the Propatoumenos beaches located?

The location of the Propatoumenos beaches varies depending on the region or country. However, they are usually located near a town or a city and are easily accessible by car or public transportation.

What makes the Propatoumenos beaches different from other beaches?

The main difference between the Propatoumenos beaches and other beaches is their accessibility. They are usually located near a town or a city, which makes them easy to reach. Additionally, they are often well-maintained and have facilities such as showers, restrooms, and restaurants nearby.

Are the Propatoumenos beaches suitable for families with children?

Yes, the Propatoumenos beaches are usually suitable for families with children. They are often well-maintained and have facilities such as showers, restrooms, and restaurants nearby. Additionally, the water is usually calm and shallow, which makes it safe for children to swim.

What activities can I do at the Propatoumenos beaches?

The activities that you can do at the Propatoumenos beaches vary depending on the location. However, most of them offer activities such as swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, and water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.

Are the Propatoumenos beaches crowded?

The level of crowding at the Propatoumenos beaches varies depending on the time of year and the location. However, since they are easily accessible, they can get crowded during peak season or weekends.

What is the water colour of the Propatoumenos beaches?

The water colour of the Propatoumenos beaches is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Propatoumenos beaches?

The Propatoumenos beaches has pebbles and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the Propatoumenos beaches?

The water depth of the Propatoumenos beaches is normal.

What is the surface of the sea usually like at the Propatoumenos beaches?

The surface of the sea is usually wavy at the Propatoumenos beaches.

What is the crowd like at the Propatoumenos beaches?

The Propatoumenos beaches is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Propatoumenos beaches?

There are no facilities available at the Propatoumenos beaches.

What is the access to the Propatoumenos beaches like?

The Propatoumenos beaches can be accessed via a paved road.

Is the Propatoumenos beaches nudism friendly?

Yes, the Propatoumenos beaches is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the Propatoumenos beaches?

The Propatoumenos beaches is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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