About Stena beach
Stena is located 75km southwest of Heraklion, just 500m west of Kali Limenes. It is situated in a secluded and enclosed bay, well hidden below the church and the cave of St. Paul. According to the scripts of Saint Paul, the Apostle lived inside this cave during his journey to Rome. Stena can be accessed via a downhill dirt road, 400m long from Kali Limenes. It is a beach that you will not find in any tourist guide of Crete, although it certainly deserves to be. What makes it stand out from the usual beaches is the huge rock, located amid the cove and surrounded by a narrow strip of water.
The name Stena means Strait and is taken after the narrow passage created between the rock and the coast. A beautiful beach with fine pebbles is formed along the strip of water. Stena is not very well known and is totally unorganized. Even so, it is so small that it seems crowded with just a few people. Stena is a very good choice if you come to Kali Limenes, especially when it is not too crowded (e.g. on weekends). Kali Limenes is located within walking distance, so you don’t have to worry about food, water and accommodation. If you come here, do not forget your mask, as the rocks are ideal for exploration!
There are various activities you can do at Stena beach such as swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, beach soccer, and beach tennis.
Yes, Stena beach is suitable for families with children as the water is calm and shallow, and there are lifeguards on duty during the day.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Stena beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink while enjoying the view of the sea.
Yes, you can rent beach equipment such as umbrellas, sun loungers, and beach towels at Stena beach.
Yes, there is a designated area for water sports at Stena beach where you can rent equipment and participate in activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.
Yes, there are several hiking trails near Stena beach where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore the surrounding area.
Yes, there is a parking area near Stena beach where you can park your car for a fee.
The water colour of the beach is blue.
The beach has fine pebbles and rocks in some places.
The water depth of the beach is normal.
The surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.
The beach usually has a normal crowd level.
The beach has accommodation options and food/water nearby.
The beach can be accessed via a dirt track.
The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.
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