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Stomio beach

  • Stomio beach


Stomio is located 74km south of Chania and 1km north of Chrisoskalitissa monastery., in the wider area of Elafonissi. It is not popular with the visitors to the area, because it looks rocky and usually wavy. The beach has large pebbles and some places with sand. It is a good choice for anybody that wants to stay remote, but not for families. Note that the water here is very cool and the sea is quite deep.

Stomio means mouth and refers to the mouth of the river from village Vathi that exits at this point, the water of which is stored at the local reservoir. The beach is not organized at all, but there is a small tavern nearby. Access to the beach is very easy since it’s next to the main road that runs from Chania to Chrisoskalitissa / Elafonissi.

Adjacent to Stomio, you’ll see the old plaster factory, which has now been abandoned. Some efforts have been made to reoperate the factory in 2010, but the locals protested against the financial lobbies and prevented its reopening. There is also the scenic chapel of Agii Theodori. On the opposite side of the bay, there is a beautiful pine grove which extends up to the mount.



FAQ about Stomio Beach

1. Is Stomio Beach suitable for families with children?
2. Are there any water sports activities available at Stomio Beach?
3. Can I bring my pet to Stomio Beach?
4. Is there a designated area for barbecuing at Stomio Beach?
5. Are there any nearby restaurants or cafes to Stomio Beach?
6. Is there a lifeguard on duty at Stomio Beach?
7. Can I rent beach chairs and umbrellas at Stomio Beach?
8. Are there any hiking trails or nature walks near Stomio Beach?
9. Is Stomio Beach accessible for people with disabilities?
10. Are there any restrictions on fishing at Stomio Beach?

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the beach?

The beach has pebbles and rocks in some places.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is deep.

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

The sea surface at the beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

How can the beach be accessed?

The beach can be accessed via a paved road.

Is the beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the beach is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Deep

Beach sand type

  • Pebbles
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually wavy

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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