Ligkres Beach

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Here are the strands of Ligkres and Akoumia. Leaving behind the beaches of Keramiana Gialia and entering those of Akoumiani Gialia – proceeding from west to east, the first one comes across is that of Ligkres.

Ligkres Beach

Ligres is a large beach, with sand, deep clear water and rocks of interesting shapes. It is not organized, though there are a few tavernas and rent-rooms

Large, with sand, deep clear water and rocks of interesting shapes. It is nonetheless open to the strong southerly winds. It is not organized, though there are a few tavernas and rent-rooms at its western end. To the east, however, the land projects out into the sea in many places, forming a rugged yet beautiful landscape. A waterfall at the west end tumbles all the year round onto the strand: a rare sight in Crete!

To get here, turn left after the village of Kerame and follow the road that leads to Agalianos, and thence to Ligkres itself.

If you come here, it is worth going along to the beach of Triopetra, taking the dirt-path that runs parallel to the shoreline.

Going on from Ligkres to the east, we reach the beach of Akoumia.

Akoumia Beach

This, between Ligkres and Triopetra, is a quiet spot with sand and pebbles – perfect for spearfishing and general exploring. It is, however, open to the strong southerly winds. Though quiet, it is reasonably organized – umbrellas, sunbeds and some small tavernas close to the beach. It is more popular with the locals than visitors.

Very close to Akoumia is a huge sandy expanse, which has a feel of something more at home in Africa! This is the popular beach of Triopetra.

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Additional Info

  • location Akoumiani Gialia, Aghios Vasileios, Rethymno
  • free camping Yes - in some areas
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • beach type Sandy
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • other facilities

    There are Sunbeds and Umbrellas at Akoumia beach

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

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Ligres

Distance: 51 km from Rethymnon.

By car/motorcycle – from Rethymnon: Take the main road leading from Rethymnon to Agia Galini, passing through the village Spili. After Spili continue on the same main road, heading southeast. After 4 km approx., up on the high plateau of Kissos, turn right on the road that leads to the village of Kerame. Then turn left and follow the road that leads to the village of Agalianos and from there to the beach at Ligres.
By car/motorcycle - from Heraklion: Take the main road south from Heraklion to Tymbaki, passing through Moires. After Tymbaki, continue on on the main road, heading north and turn left on the road leading to the village of Kerame. Then turn left and follow the road that leads to the village of Agalianos village and from there to the beach at Ligres.

Akoumia

Distance: 51 km from Rethymnon, 12 km from the village Akoumia.

By car/motorcycle - from Rethymnon: Take the main road leading from Rethymnon to Agia Galini, passing through the village Spili. After Spili continue on the same main road, heading southeast. After 8km about turn right on the road leading to the village of Akoumia. After Akoumia continue on for 12 km more until you reach the beach of the same name.
By car/motorcycle - from Heraklion: Take the main road out of Heraklion, leading south to Tymbaki, passing through Moires. After Tymbaki, continue on on main road, heading north and turn left on the road leading to the village of Akoumia. After Akoumia continue on for 12 km more until you reach the beach of the same name.

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