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Spinalonga beach

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Beach description

Spinalonga, a fortified islet, stands as one of Greece’s most popular tourist destinations. Visitors are ferried over from Elounda, Plaka, and Agios Nikolaos to explore the island that once served as a Venetian stronghold protecting their Elounda saltpans. The island’s later inhabitants were Ottomans, and eventually, it became a leper colony until the mid-20th century.

While most people are familiar with this history, many are unaware of the stunning beach located on the island’s southwest part. Here, visitors can enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea, lounge under tamarisk trees, and marvel at the fortress’s backdrop and the view of the Kolokitha peninsula.

Despite the nearby coast’s proximity, it’s advised not to swim over due to the strong sea currents and frequent ferry traffic.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is Spinalonga beach?

Spinalonga beach is a popular beach located on the island of Spinalonga in Crete, Greece.

How do I get to Spinalonga beach?

You can reach Spinalonga beach by taking a boat from the nearby towns of Elounda, Plaka and Agios Nikolaos.

What activities can I do at Spinalonga beach?

Spinalonga beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. You can also explore the historic Spinalonga Island and its Venetian fortress.

Is Spinalonga beach family-friendly?

Yes, Spinalonga beach is a family-friendly destination with calm waters and plenty of space for children to play.

What is the best time to visit Spinalonga beach?

The best time to visit Spinalonga beach is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Spinalonga beach?

Yes, there are several snack bars near Spinalonga beach where you can enjoy a snack or a drink with a view of the sea.

Can I rent beach equipment at Spinalonga beach?

No, there are no umbrellas and sun loungers at the Spinalonga beach.

What is the water colour of the Spinalonga beach?

The water colour of the Spinalonga beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Spinalonga beach?

The Spinalonga beach has sand, with rocks in some places.

How deep is the water at the Spinalonga beach?

The water at the Spinalonga beach is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Spinalonga beach?

The surface of the sea at the Spinalonga beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Spinalonga beach?

The Spinalonga beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Spinalonga beach?

There are a few snack bars.

How can the Spinalonga beach be accessed?

The Spinalonga beach can be accessed by boat.

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