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Psira islet beaches

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Psira is a small uninhabited island opposite Kavousi, famous for one of the greatest and richest Minoan settlements that have been found in Crete. What is generally unknown, however, is that in addition to the archaeological beauties, Psira has a great natural beauty with eerie cliffs, sea caves and beaches.

On the island, there are several small beaches, the largest of which is located north of the site and is sandy. Just below the ancient settlement (to the south) there is a small bay with two small beautiful pebble beaches. All beaches of Pseira are located on the south side of the island thus they are protected from ordinary north winds.



What are the Psira islet beaches?

The Psira islet beaches are a collection of small, secluded beaches located on the uninhabited island of Psira, off the coast of Crete, Greece.

How do I get to the Psira islet beaches?

The only way to reach the Psira islet beaches is by boat. You can hire a boat from the nearby town of Paleochora or take a guided tour.

Are there any facilities on the Psira islet beaches?

No, there are no facilities on the Psira islet beaches. You will need to bring your own food, water, and supplies.

Is it safe to swim at the Psira islet beaches?

The water around the Psira islet beaches is generally safe for swimming, but be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty and the currents can be strong.

What is the best time of year to visit the Psira islet beaches?

The best time to visit the Psira islet beaches is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and the water is calm.

Can I camp on the Psira islet beaches?

Yes, camping is allowed on the Psira islet beaches, but you will need to bring your own camping gear and supplies.

Are there any hiking trails on Psira island?

Yes, there are several hiking trails on Psira island that offer stunning views of the surrounding sea and landscape. However, be aware that the trails can be steep and rocky, so wear appropriate footwear and bring plenty of water.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What types of sand can be found on the beach?

The beach has sand, pebbles, and rocks in some places.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of 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.

How can the beach be accessed?

The beach can be accessed by boat.

Is there any other information about the beach?

No, there is no other information available about the beach.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Pebbles
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Boat

Other information

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