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Vatalos beaches

About Vatalos beaches

Vatalos is located 80km southeast of Chania, 1.5km west of the famous beach of Fragokastelo beach. Most Fragokastelo hotels and rooms to let are located in the area of Vatalos, which is a flat area with fertile fields and amazing views of the south slopes of the White Mountains. In winter the area turns into a very important wetland, starting from the castle and extending to the west for about 2km.

There are several coves at Vatalos with peaceful sandy beaches, with pebbles and rocks in places. Starting from the fortress, you meet the beaches of Iligas, Hodros Volakas, Mavro Nero and, last, Vatalos. Most visitors stay in the area but prefer to go swimming in the shallow and busy sandy Fragokastelo beach. However, Vatalos beaches are ideal for snorkelling and quiet holidays. The Fragokastelo area is renowned for its medieval castle, the exotic beach and the legendary ghosts of Drosoulites.




What are Vatalos beaches?

Vatalos beaches are a group of beaches located in a specific area.

How many beaches are there in Vatalos?

There are several beaches in Vatalos, but the exact number may vary.

Are Vatalos beaches suitable for swimming?

The water condition of Vatalos beaches may vary, so it is best to check before swimming.

What activities can be done at Vatalos beaches?

Visitors can enjoy various activities such as sunbathing, beach volleyball, and beach soccer.

Is there a fee to access Vatalos beaches?

It depends on the specific beach and the regulations in place.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Vatalos beaches?

Facilities near Vatalos beaches may vary, so it is best to check beforehand.

Is there a lifeguard on duty at Vatalos beaches?

The presence of a lifeguard may vary depending on the specific beach and the time of year.

Are pets allowed on Vatalos beaches?

It depends on the specific beach and the regulations in place.

What is the best time to visit Vatalos beaches?

The best time to visit Vatalos beaches may vary depending on personal preference and the weather conditions.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has sand, with rocks in some places.

How deep is the water at the beach?

The water at the beach is shallow.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach has accommodation options and food/water nearby.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach is accessible via a paved road.

What other information is available about the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing and has tree shade.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Shallow

Beach sand type

  • Sand
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Tree Shade

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