Chiona Beach

Beach name: Chiona Beach
Location: Lasithi, Crete
Our rating: 3/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Chiona Beach
Chiona Beach
Lasithi, Eastern Crete, Near Palaikastro
  • Beach berm:
    Sand, Shingle
  • Seafloor:
    Sand, Shingle, Rock in places
  • Water rating: 4/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Bar at the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for free camping. Ample space for parking on the beach vicinity, Although Campers explicitly forbidden. The nearby beach of Kouremenos is a hot-spot of RV parking.
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site, especially at the sourthern end
  • Notes:
    A very nice beach with a very gentle sandy slope. It is located withing walking distance from the Palaikastro (Rousolakos) archaeological site. Admission to the site is free and the site can be easily navigated in about half hour. Most of the artifacts found at Rousolakos are exhibited at the Sitia Archaeological Museum. Several low trees provide shade for bathers and parked cars.
RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

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