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Viena beach Krios Lake

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Beach description

The Krios or Viena Lake, situated 10km west of Paleochora and 90km south of Chania, is nestled on the European E4 footpath connecting Paleochora and Elafonissi, approximately 20-30 minutes from Krios beach. The beach is predominantly rocky, interspersed with sandy spots, and shielded by a multitude of rocks, forming a small, enclosed bay that locals refer to as a lake (Limni). The area lacks facilities, and there’s only a solitary tamarisk tree on the beach. The Krios Lake beach is one of the most secluded, undiscovered, yet spectacular beaches in Crete.

You might question why such a rugged beach ranks amongst Crete’s most unique beaches. The true allure of this beach isn’t the beach itself, but its proximity to the ancient city of Viena. Marble columns can be seen scattered on the beach and submerged underwater. The beach and its surroundings are strewn with fragments and sherds of urns and amphorae. It’s believed that Viena was once a Hellenistic/Roman sanctuary, with a temple standing here. The rectangular base is still visible. Rituals involving the pouring of wine to honor a deity might have occurred here before or after extensive sea voyages. Centuries ago, the water was deeper, providing a safe anchorage along the otherwise rocky and unwelcoming coastline.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is Viena beach Krios Lake?

Viena beach Krios Lake is a beautiful beach located on the shores of Krios Lake in Greece.

Is Viena beach Krios Lake suitable for swimming?

Yes, Viena beach Krios Lake is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for a refreshing swim.

Are there any water sports available at Viena beach Krios Lake?

Yes, there are several water sports available at Viena beach Krios Lake, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing.

Is Viena beach Krios Lake family-friendly?

Yes, Viena beach Krios Lake is family-friendly. The Viena beach Krios Lake is clean and safe, and there are plenty of activities for children to enjoy.

What is the best time to visit Viena beach Krios Lake?

The best time to visit Viena beach Krios Lake is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Is there parking available at Viena beach Krios Lake?

Yes, there is parking available at Viena beach Krios Lake. However, it can get crowded during peak season, so it’s best to arrive early.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Viena beach Krios Lake?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Viena beach Krios Lake, serving a variety of local and international cuisine.

Is Viena beach Krios Lake accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Viena beach Krios Lake is not fully accessible for people with disabilities. The terrain can be uneven, and there are no designated facilities for disabled visitors.

What is the water colour of the Viena beach Krios Lake?

The water colour of the Viena beach Krios Lake is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Viena beach Krios Lake?

Rocks can be found in places on the Viena beach Krios Lake.

How deep is the water at the Viena beach Krios Lake?

The water at the Viena beach Krios Lake is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea usually like at the Viena beach Krios Lake?

The surface of the sea is usually calm at the Viena beach Krios Lake.

What is the crowd like at the Viena beach Krios Lake?

The Viena beach Krios Lake is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Viena beach Krios Lake?

There are no facilities available at the Viena beach Krios Lake.

What are the available modes of access to the Viena beach Krios Lake?

The Viena beach Krios Lake can be accessed by boat or walking.

What other information should I know about the Viena beach Krios Lake?

The Viena beach Krios Lake is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There is also tree shade available.

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