Seitan Limania Beach

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Beach description

Stefanou Beach, found at Seitan Limania (which translates to “satan harbours”), is situated 22km northeast of Chania and 2km east of the village of Chordaki. This intriguing location is on the eastern side of Akrotiri Cape. Named Seitan Limania due to the untamed landscape, steep cliffs, and powerful sea currents perceived as dangerous, it features three parallel, narrow, well-sheltered coves.

The northern cove is home to the breathtaking Stefanou beach, with its deep, azure waters. The beach is decorated with fine pebbles and sand, carried from a nearby quarry through the Diplohahalo canyon. To the right and left of the cove, towering marble rocks stand guard, protecting the beach from inclement weather. Its reputation has grown quickly since 2010 when an asphalt road made it more accessible; during peak season, it can get crowded, so arriving early is advised.

The road leading to Seitan Limania beach is a bit curvy and steep, but it should not be a problem for those who have driven on mountain roads before. The road has been recently paved, and during the drive, one can enjoy the natural beauty of Crete. The asphalt road descends abruptly and ends at a parking area near the beach. It is essential to put the handbrake on when parking the car and use stones to secure the tires.

To reach the beach, park the car near the church of Agios Spyridon and walk for 10-15 minutes down the path. Wearing trainers is recommended as the path can be slippery, and flip-flops should be avoided.

Seitan Limania beach does not have any amenities, which is why it is not crowded, but it is essential to bring water (at least a litre per person), sunscreen, towels, food, drinks, and entertainment such as headphones or a book.

The beach is magnificent, with soft sand and crystal clear blue waters, and one can also encounter friendly goats.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach ?

Stefanou beach is located in the region of Chania, 22km northeast of Chania city centre.

Is Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, Stefanou beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it safe for swimmers of all levels.

Are there any water sports available at Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

No, there are no water sports available at Stefanou beach. However, visitors can enjoy snorkeling and jumping of the cliffs.

Is there any shade available at Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

No, there are almost no shades and no umbrellas at the Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania).

Is Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach family-friendly?

No, Stefanou beach is very hard to access, which is why it is not recommended for children.

Is there any parking available at Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

Yes, there is a parking area available near Stefanou beach, making it easy for visitors to park their cars.

What is the water colour of the Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

The water colour of the Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania) is deep blue.

What type of sand is found on the Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

The Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania) has fine pebbles as sand.

How deep is the water at the Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

The water at the Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania) is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

The surface of the sea at the Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania) is usually calm.

Is the Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach usually crowded?

Yes, the Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania) is a crowded place during high season, make sure to arrive early.

What facilities are available at the Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

There are no facilities available at the Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania).

What are the modes of access to the Stefanou (Seitan Limania) beach?

The Stefanou beach (Seitan Limania) can be accessed through a paved road by car until the parking and then by walk.

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