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.
Salamias beach is located in the northeastern part of the island of Samos, Greece.
Yes, Salamias beach is suitable for swimming as the water is clear and calm.
No, there are no water sports activities available at Salamias beach.
No, there is no natural shade available at Salamias beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own umbrellas or sunshades.
No, Salamias beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are no special facilities available.
Yes, there is a small parking area available near Salamias beach.
No, there are no restaurants or cafes near Salamias beach. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks.
Yes, Salamias beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.
Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Salamias beach.
The water colour of the beach is blue.
The beach has a mix of sand and pebbles.
The water depth at the beach is normal.
The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.
The beach is usually quiet.
There are no facilities available at the beach.
The beach can be accessed by boat or walking.
Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.
Yes, the beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.
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