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Salamias beach

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About

The bay of Salamia(s) is located 74km south of Heraklion, between Agios Ioannis and Tripiti. There are no roads coming nearby, thus it is one of the most secluded areas of Crete. You can reach it either by boat or by easy walking from Agios Ioannis, after crossing the beach of Avolakias. The name salamia derives from the Italian word salamentum (brine) which has the same root as the word salt. Indeed, the locals still gather salt from the area of Salamia, hence the name.

One of the several canyons of Asterousia Mountains, Salamiano Gorge, exits at Salamias. Several beaches with coarse sand are formed at the exit of the gorge. The area is covered with a small grove of wild olive trees. Swimming, and fishing, in such a secluded area, is an enjoyable experience, especially if you have a boat. Of course, naturism is allowed here, since it is most likely that you will not see anyone else while you’re here.
Salamias and the surrounding gorges (Flomias, Koumos, Gerakia, Goula, Eligia, etc) are extremely important habitats for many rare species of avifauna and plants. It is one of the few areas of Crete, which remain genuine and untouched by human presence.

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FAQ

What is the location of Salamias beach?

Salamias beach is located in the northeastern part of the island of Samos, Greece.

Is Salamias beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Salamias beach is suitable for swimming as the water is clear and calm.

Are there any water sports activities available at Salamias beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Salamias beach.

Is there any shade available at Salamias beach?

No, there is no natural shade available at Salamias beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.

Is Salamias beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Salamias beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are no special facilities available.

Is there any parking available at Salamias beach?

Yes, there is a small parking area available near Salamias beach.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Salamias beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes near Salamias beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks.

Is Salamias beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Salamias beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

Is there any accommodation available near Salamias beach?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Salamias beach.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has a mix of sand and pebbles.

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 sea surface 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 are the modes of access to the beach?

The beach can be accessed by boat or walking.

Is the beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.

Is the beach ideal for snorkeling or spearfishing?

Yes, the beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities

Crowds

  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue

Accessibility

  • Boat

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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