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Xotikospilio beach

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The Xotikospilio, translating to “the cave of elves”, is situated 70km southwest of Chania, 30km south of Kissamos, and approximately 1.5 km northwest of the village Keramoti. The name is derived from a local legend that suggests that elves inhabit the small cave adjacent to it. Visitors can explore the cave and observe the petite chapel built within it. The cave of Xotikospilios was the site of a tragic massacre on Good Friday of 1824, where Turkish forces murdered women and children taking refuge there post the Elafonissi slaughter.

Nestled within a small rugged cove, this secluded beach is encapsulated by the untamed Cretan landscape. The beachfront is composed of large, round pebbles and lacks any nearby facilities. Its secluded nature makes it ideal for snorkelling and quiet moments, though the western Crete coastline’s waves can pose a challenge for swimmers. Access to Xotikospilio is possible via a dirt track, but it’s advisable to park your vehicle on the plateau before the beach instead of driving it all the way down.

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Most frequent asked questions

What is the meaning of Xotikospilio beach?

Xotikospilio beach means “exotic cave” beach in Greek.

Is there a cave on Xotikospilio beach?

Yes, there is a small cave on the Xotikospilio beach that visitors can explore.

What kind of activities can be done on Xotikospilio beach?

Visitors can swim, sunbathe, explore the cave, and go snorkeling or scuba diving.

Are there any restaurants or cafes on Xotikospilio beach?

No, there are no restaurants or cafes on the Xotikospilio beach. Visitors should bring their own food and drinks.

Is Xotikospilio beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, the Xotikospilio beach is suitable for families with children. The water is calm and shallow, and there is a small playground nearby.

What is the best time to visit Xotikospilio beach?

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

Is Xotikospilio beach accessible by public transportation?

Yes, the Xotikospilio beach is accessible by public transportation. Visitors can take a bus or taxi from nearby towns and cities.

What is the water colour of the Xotikospilio beach?

The water colour of the Xotikospilio beach is blue.

What type of sand can be found on the Xotikospilio beach?

Rocks can be found in places on the Xotikospilio beach.

What is the water depth of the Xotikospilio beach?

The water depth of the Xotikospilio beach is normal.

What is the surface of the Xotikospilio beach like?

The Xotikospilio beach surface is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Xotikospilio beach?

The Xotikospilio beach crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the Xotikospilio beach?

There are no facilities available at the Xotikospilio beach.

What is the access to the Xotikospilio beach like?

The Xotikospilio beach access is a dirt track.

Is the Xotikospilio beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Xotikospilio beach is nudism friendly.

What activities are ideal for the Xotikospilio beach?

The Xotikospilio beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

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The holiday home offers a picnic area. Guests can also relax in the garden.

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Guests can swim in the pool with a view, relax in the garden, or go snorkelling.

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