The Lake of Krios or Viena is located 10km west of Paleochora and 90km south of Chania. The beach is located on the European footpath E4 that links Paleochora and Elafonissi, about 20-30 minutes from Krios beach. The beach is mainly rocky, with sand in some places. It is protected by a large number of rocks, that form a small enclosed bay that locals call a lake (Limni). There are no facilities in the area and there is actually one only tamarisk tree on the beach. The Lake of Krios is one of the most unknown and secluded, but also amazing, beaches of Crete.
Some of you might wonder why such a rough beach belongs among the most special beaches in Crete: The beauty of this beach is not the beach itself. However, the Lake is located right in sight of the ancient city of Viena. So, you will see marble columns lying on the beach and underwater. On the beach and surrounding area are shards and potsherds of urns and amphora. It has been said that Viena was a Hellenistic/Roman sanctuary and that a temple once stood here. The rectangular base can still be seen. The pouring out of wine in honour of a deity may have been made before or after a long sea journey. Centuries ago the water depth would have been greater – enough to provide a safe anchorage along an otherwise inhospitable and rocky coastline.
Viena beach Krios Lake is a beautiful beach located on the shores of Krios Lake in Greece.
Yes, Viena beach Krios Lake is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for a refreshing swim.
Yes, there are several water sports available at Viena beach Krios Lake, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing.
Yes, Viena beach Krios Lake is family-friendly. The beach is clean and safe, and there are plenty of activities for children to enjoy.
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.
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.
Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Viena beach Krios Lake, serving a variety of local and international cuisine.
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.
The water colour of the beach is blue.
Rocks can be found in places on the beach.
The water at the beach is shallow.
The surface of the sea is usually calm at the beach.
The beach is usually quiet.
There are no facilities available at the beach.
The beach can be accessed by boat or walking.
The beach is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing. There is also tree shade available.
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