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Vatos beach

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Vatos, a small settlement situated 18km west of Ierapetra and 3km east of Myrtos, falls within the jurisdiction of the village Gdohia. The village is accessible via the asphalt road that links Mirtos and Tertsa. Most of the locals earn their living by growing bananas and vegetables in the area’s greenhouses. Positioned at the entrance of a lush valley that starts in the north at Gdohia, the village boasts the expansive Vatos beach which extends east to Mirtos, featuring numerous secluded beaches along its coastline. The beach is distinguished by its unique grayish pebbles typical of southern Crete, and it’s known for its deep waters. As Vatos is not a developed area, the beach is usually tranquil, frequented mostly by locals. Some parts of the coast are adorned with tamarisk trees. To the west of Vatos, you’ll find the settlement of Kalikovrehtis, home to another pebbly beach.

If you happen to visit Vatos on July 27th, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the feast day of the church of Saint Panteleimon. It’s also worth visiting the nearby village of Gdohia, with its narrow lanes and rejuvenating springs. A sad incident occurred in Gdohia in the autumn of 1943 when 43 residents were executed by the Nazis in revenge for the killing of two German soldiers in the village of Kato Simi. The village is also home to the ancient chapel of Annunciation, which houses rare Byzantine icons. Lastly, archaeologists have discovered traces of a pre-Minoan settlement between the beach and the village.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Vatos beach?

Vatos beach is located in the village of Vatos, on the west coast of the island of Corfu, Greece.

Is Vatos beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Vatos beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

Are there any water sports activities available at Vatos beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Vatos beach.

Is there any shade available at Vatos beach?

Yes, there are some trees and umbrellas available for shade at Vatos beach.

Is there any parking available at Vatos beach?

Yes, there is a small parking area available near Vatos beach.

Is Vatos beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Vatos beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are stairs to access the Vatos beach.

Is there any restaurant or cafe near Vatos beach?

Yes, there are some restaurants and cafes near Vatos beach.

What is the water colour of the Vatos beach?

The water colour of the Vatos beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Vatos beach?

The Vatos beach has pebbles and fine pebbles.

What is the water depth of the Vatos beach?

The water depth of the Vatos beach is normal.

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

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

What is the crowd like at the Vatos beach?

The Vatos beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Vatos beach?

There are no facilities available at the Vatos beach.

What is the access to the Vatos beach like?

The Vatos beach can be accessed via a paved road.

Is the Vatos beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Vatos beach is nudism friendly.

Is there any tree shade available at the Vatos beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Vatos beach.

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Stays near Vatos beach

  • 9.2 / 10
  • Mirtos

Only 250 metres from the nearest beach, Villa Aliki is located in Mirtos of Crete Island. From the spacious terraces, you will enjoy sea views, while free WiFi connection is available.

Villa Aliki offers apartments with 1 or 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room with a flat-screen, satellite TV. Bed linen and towels, as well as ceiling fans are included.

Car hire is available at the property and the area is popular for snorkelling. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as diving and cycling. Malia is 50 km from Villa Aliki, while Elounda is 36 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 80 km from Villa Aliki.

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  • 2.0 km
  • 9 / 10
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Situated in Myrtos in the Crete Region, Myrtos Harmony Apartments is just 5 metres away from a sandy beach. It boasts a terrace and views of the sea. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

The accommodation is air conditioned and features a seating area. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven and toaster. A fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. Towels and bed linen are available.

Bike hire and car hire are available upon request at the property and you can engage in various activities such as snorkelling and windsurfing. Agios Nikolaos is 51 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 77 km from the property.

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  • 8.7 / 10
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Located in Myrtos in the Crete Region, just 10 metres from the beach, Myrtos Mare Suites features a terrace and views of the sea. Ágios Nikólaos is 51 km from the property.

The accommodation is air conditioned and features a seating area. There is also a kitchenette, fitted with an oven. A microwave and coffee machine are also available. Towels and bed linen are provided.

Guests will find a mini market and a pharmacy within 200 metres from the property. Mália is 76 km from Myrtos Mare Suites, while Hersonissos is 82 km away. The nearest airport is Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, 116 km from the property.

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  • 2.0 km
  • 8.6 / 10
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Offering free WiFi and free private parking, Stonehouse Elia Up is set in Myrtos, just 100 metres from Myrtos Beach. The air-conditioned accommodation is 2.3 km from Vatos Beach.

The apartment has a balcony, 1 bedroom, a living room and a well-equipped kitchenette.

Kalikovrechtis Beach is 2.9 km from the apartment, while Lake Voulismeni is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Stonehouse Elia Up.

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  • Καπετάν Γιάννη Δασκαλάκη

Situated a few steps from Myrtos Beach, Kallithea Beach Apartments offers a terrace, and air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi.

All units come with a balcony with sea views, a kitchen with an oven and a fridge, and a private bathroom with shower. A stovetop and kitchenware are also offered, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Vatos Beach is 2.3 km from the apartment, while Kalikovrechtis Beach is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Sitia Public Airport, 72 km from Kallithea Beach Apartments.

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  • Mirtos

Featuring free WiFi, Mirtos Apartments offers accommodation in Myrtos. The accommodation features a spa bath. Hersonissos is 39 km from the property.

All units are air conditioned and include a seating area. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony. There is also a kitchen, fitted with an oven, fridge and stovetop. Towels are offered.

Agios Nikolaos is 50 km from Mirtos Apartments, while Malia is 70 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 100 km from the property.

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