Vatalos & Koutelos Beaches

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West of Frankokastello, on the Chora Sfakion road, are the beaches first of Vatalos and then of Koutelos.

Vatalos Beach

Vatalos, west of Frangokastello is a large, isolated – and so not organized beach: sandy with rocks here and there. Nudism is permitted in some areas

This is large and isolated – and so not organized: sandy with rocks here and there. There are numerous rent rooms and hotels in the general area.

Following the road which leads to Chora Sfakion, by the villages of Nomikiana and Vouva, is the beach of Koutelos.

Koutelos Beach

Quite a large and quiet beach, out-of-the-way and lacking organization: large round pebbles and rocks make it up, with a few tamarisk trees for shade. On the beach is a fish-taverna, while there are a few rooms and apartments to rent by it, should you wish to stay.

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Additional Info

  • location West of Frangokastello, Sfakia, Chania
  • free camping Yes
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • beach type Sandy, Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • other facilities


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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Frankokastello - Sfakia - Askifou - Vamos, E4.15, E4.26

Distance: 76 km south of Chania, 4 km west of Frangokastello, 9 km east of Chora Sfakion.

By car/motorcycle: From Chora Sfakion, take the road for Frangokastello. Shortly after the villages of Vouva and Nomikiana, follow the road (asphalt) signposted for Koutelo. From here the beach is about 3 km off.


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