In essence this is two isolated beaches, with crystal-clear waters, surrounded by cliffs. The southern is pebbly, whilst the northern has sand.
Both are ideal for finding peace and for swimming. Between them are some rocks, which makes for excellent underwater exploration.
To get here from Siteia, again follow the Zakros route, passing through Palaikastro. Go along a dirt-road from Angathia (a smaller settlement some kilometer east of Palaikastro). After 3 km, you get to the church of Aghios Spyridon. Leave the car here, and continue for another 2 km on foot .. to the Skinias beach.
Alternatively, take a boat. The nearest harbour is that of Kato Zakros.
- Tips, Suggestions, Iseful info
- History, Culture
- What to do (Activities)
- What to see (Culture, Nature)
- location SE of Palekastro, Sitia, Lasithi
- free camping Yes
- nudism Yes
- beach type Sandy, Pebble
- accommodation No
- dinning No
- other facilities
relevant routes & paths:
Distance: 94 km from Agios Nikolaos, 20 km from Sitia, 4 km from Palaikastro.
By car/motorcycle & on foot: To go from Sitia to the beaches of Skinias, get on the Sitia-Palaikastro road. At Palaikastro, go to Angathias, about 1 km east of Palaikastro; then take the dirt road from Angathias, which after 3 km arrives at the church of Agios Spyridon. Here you leave your vehicle and continue on foot for a further 2 km to the beaches.
By sea: By boat. The nearest harbour is at Kato Zakros, further to the south.