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Geropotamos beach is located 18 km from the city of Rethymno. This is small and enclosed within a bay: it has pebbles, sand and quite a few rocks around it. Even though in such a location, it is nonetheless exposed to the strong northerly winds – this is a common occurrence all along the north coast of Crete. The waters are clear and crystalline, but cold: this is because at the east end of the beach, the Geropotamos river flows into the sea, forming a small lake just behind the beach.

Only a basic level of infrastructure is in place, but since not many people visit it, it yet remains perfect for those searching for relaxation and quiet.

You will not find anything there, other than a few umbrellas and a canteen for the bare necessities (of life!).

At a distance of 3 km to the east of Geropotamos, is the beach of Panormos.

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Additional Info

  • location East of Panormos, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • free camping No
  • nudism No
  • beach type Sandy, Thin Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • dinning Yes - limited choices
  • other facilities

    There are sun beds and parasols

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Panormo - Mylopotamos - Oropedio Nidas

Distances: 18 km from Rethymnon.

By car/motorcycle: From Rethymnon drive east, along the National highway.
By bus: Bus services from Rethymnon and Heraklion pass along the beach-front of Geropotamos.

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