About Skinaria beach
Skinaria beach (or Shinaria) is located 33km south of Rethymno, 3km south of the village Lefkogia, in the east part of the wider Plakias area. Skinaria is a small beach with soft grey-beige sand and fine pebbles, with crystal blue deep water. The seabed is rocky, but on the north part of the beach, it is sandy.
Life thrives in the area, both inside and outside of the sea. On the beach, there are small ponds with fresh water that comes from springs that carry water from the mountain of Kouroupa. Around these lakes, lush vegetation has been developed, reminiscent of tropical landscapes. Moreover, locals say that life in the sea is as vivid as that on the beach. Indeed, the seabed of Skinaria is one of the richest on the island. It hosts huge morays, blackfish, octopus and generally all types of local marine biology, in abundance. Furthermore, water clarity is really impressive, usually exceeding 40m in the horizontal direction. Indeed, it is no coincidence that most scuba diving centres in Crete have Skinaria in their program.
The beach is slightly organized, with a tavern offering a few umbrellas and refreshments; the last time we visited the beach, umbrellas and sunbeds were free if you bought refreshments. The beach can be accessed via a narrow road that starts from Lefkogia. The very narrow road that starts from Lefkogia leads to the beach after 2km. On the way to the beach, you’ll see an amazing cylindric cave on your left hand, inside a rock.
Skinaria beach is located on the eastern coast of the Greek island of Zakynthos.
Yes, Skinaria beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
No, there are no water sports available at Skinaria beach. However, visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.
Yes, Skinaria beach is family-friendly. The water is shallow and calm, making it safe for children to swim. There are also several restaurants and cafes nearby.
Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Skinaria beach. Visitors can choose from a range of options to suit their budget and preferences.
Yes, Skinaria beach is accessible by public transport. Visitors can take a bus from Zakynthos town to Skinaria beach.
Yes, there is a small parking area available at Skinaria beach. However, it can get crowded during peak season, so visitors are advised to arrive early.
Yes, there are several hiking trails near Skinaria beach. Visitors can explore the nearby hills and enjoy stunning views of the coastline.
The water colour of the beach is turquoise.
The beach has fine pebbles and rocks in some places.
The water depth at the beach is normal.
The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.
Yes, the beach is a crowded place.
The beach has accommodation options, food and water nearby, umbrellas and beds, and sports facilities.
The beach can be accessed via a paved road.
Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.
The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.
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