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Vlyhadia beaches

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Vlychadia, a quaint seaside settlement, is nestled 31km north of Agios Nikolaos, along the northern coastline of the Mirabello region. A scenic drive from Neapolis, through the villages of Skinias and Agios Georgios, brings you to this tranquil haven. Here, a small fish tavern offers a taste of local cuisine. The area is dotted with secluded bays featuring mainly rocky and pebbly beaches. Vlychadia beach, directly in front of the village, is a rough and rocky terrain, perfect for spearfishing, though swimming can be dangerous during rough seas.

Further west, at the end of the road, lies Avlaki, arguably the most beautiful beach in northern Mirabello. It is nestled at the exit of the Skinias or Mavrogiannis gorge and is known for its white pebbles and crystal clear water. When the sea is calm, a rare occurrence, swimming at Avlaki is an unforgettable experience.

The road ends at Avlaki, but the beaches continue. About 800m west of Avlaki, the pebbly and rocky beaches of Kakia Naspa and Kouroukoulos can be found. These secluded beaches are only accessible on foot, making them a peaceful retreat. Interestingly, a small olive grove has been planted in the area, despite its inaccessibility by car.

Vlychadia and Avlaki, unspoiled and unorganized, are among the few beaches on the north side of Mirabello. While they are a great choice for a swim, they are not the only reason to visit the area. The gorgeous Mirabello region, with its picturesque villages, ancient monasteries and unique natural beauty, is worth exploring alongside a swim in Vlychadia.

Vlychadia itself is a quiet place, with only a few farmhouses. The site was once home to the Venetian Monastery of St. Nicholas, which was destroyed and later rebuilt in the same location. Today, it is celebrated every year on December 6th.

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Most frequent asked questions

What are Vlyhadia beaches?

Vlyhadia beaches are a group of beaches located in the southern part of the island of Crete, Greece.

How many beaches are there in Vlyhadia?

There are three beaches in Vlyhadia: Vlychadia Beach, Koutelos Beach, and Agios Pavlos Beach.

Are the Vlyhadia beacheses in Vlyhadia suitable for swimming?

Yes, the Vlyhadia beacheses in Vlyhadia are suitable for swimming. The water is clear and clean, and the Vlyhadia beacheses are well-maintained.

Are there any water sports available at Vlyhadia beaches?

No, there are no water sports available at Vlyhadia beaches. However, visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing on the Vlyhadia beaches.

Is there any accommodation available near Vlyhadia beaches?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available near Vlyhadia beaches. Visitors can choose from a range of options to suit their budget and preferences.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Vlyhadia beaches?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Vlyhadia beaches. Visitors can enjoy a variety of local and international cuisine, as well as drinks and snacks.

Is Vlyhadia a popular tourist destination?

No, Vlyhadia is not a very popular tourist destination. However, it is a great place to visit for those who want to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday away from the crowds.

What is the water colour of the Vlyhadia beaches?

The water colour of the Vlyhadia beaches is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Vlyhadia beaches?

The Vlyhadia beaches has pebbles and rocks in some places.

How deep is the water at the Vlyhadia beaches?

The water at the Vlyhadia beaches is deep.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Vlyhadia beaches?

The sea surface at the Vlyhadia beaches is usually very wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Vlyhadia beaches?

The Vlyhadia beaches is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Vlyhadia beaches?

Food and water are available nearby.

What are the access options for the Vlyhadia beaches?

The Vlyhadia beaches can be accessed via a paved road or by walking.

What other information should I know about the Vlyhadia beaches?

The Vlyhadia beaches is nudism friendly and is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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Located in Elounda Village, Almond Tree offers accommodation with a fully equipped kitchen and private balconies. A swimming pool surrounded by a garden with sun beds is available. Plaka Beach is at 4 km.

Formerly used as stables, the stone-built Almond Tree apartments and villas are traditionally decorated with wooden furnishings and iron beds. The furnished terrace features a traditional Greek clay oven. The property includes a dining and a seating area with fireplace, and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge.

Guests can enjoy local cuisine in a variety of traditional restaurants and cafes at nearby villages.

Within 30 km, you can visit the Minoan town of Gournia, while the Minoan Palace of Malia is at 35 km. The fishing village of Plaka connecting to the island of Spinalonga is at 5 km. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

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Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Leyla Luxury Villa is situated in Pláka. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa with a terrace and sea views has 7 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 7 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the villa.

Plaka Beach is 1.3 km from Leyla Luxury Villa, while Spinalonga Beach is 3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Set in Vrouhas and only 1.3 km from Plaka Beach, Beautiful Villa Helios with stunning sea view! offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. With mountain views, this accommodation provides a terrace and a swimming pool.

The air-conditioned villa consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 3 bathrooms with a shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

The villa offers a barbecue. Guests at Beautiful Villa Helios with stunning sea view! can enjoy cycling and hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Spinalonga Beach is 3 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 20 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Beautiful Villa Helios with stunning sea view!.

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  • Elounda, Ιsland View Villas

Villa Dimitra by Elounda Island View Villas features pool views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Elounda, 700 metres from Plaka Beach.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, mountain views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and bathrobes. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Villa Dimitra by Elounda Island View Villas offers a hot tub.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation.

Spinalonga Beach is 1.5 km from Villa Dimitra by Elounda Island View Villas, while Lake Voulismeni is 16 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Set in Elounda, Villa Danae by Elounda Island View Villas offers a balcony with sea and pool views, as well as a seasonal outdoor pool, sauna and hot tub. This beachfront property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

Featuring a DVD player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 5 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bidet. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

The reception at the villa can provide tips on the area.

At Villa Danae by Elounda Island View Villas guests are welcome to take advantage of a hammam. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation.

Plaka Beach is 300 metres from Villa Danae by Elounda Island View Villas, while Spinalonga Beach is 1.9 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from the villa, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.

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The holiday home provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and a hair dryer. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

A private beach area is available on site.

Lake Voulismeni is 16 km from Plaka Beach Cottages, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 18 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from the accommodation.

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