Korakas Beach (Rodakino)

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Korakas  is a large beach with small pebbles, black sand and shallow very clear water. At the east end are some impressive cliffs and caves, whilst the west has trees and shade

It is the first beach located at the mouth of a now largely dry river, that runs through a steep gorge descending from Mount Kryoneritis (Cold Water). Its name was taken from some rocks which prior to erosion could be interpreted as a crow’s beak.

It is a large beach with small pebbles, black sand and shallow very clear water. At the east end are some impressive cliffs and caves, whilst the west has trees and shade. A well-enough organized beach, it boasts sunbeds, umbrellas and showers, as well as tavernas, cafés and rooms to rent.

During the Cretan revolt of 1866 against Ottoman rule, Greek cruisers used the beach to unload ammunition supplies.

Korakas and its neighbouring beach of Klimata to the east are separated by a large hill.

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Additional Info

  • location Rodakino, Aghios Vasileios, Rethymno
  • free camping No
  • nudism No
  • beach type Thin Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - some choices
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • other facilities

    Umbrellas, Sun beds & Shower

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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Rethymno - Plakias - Fragokastelo, E4.26, E4.27

Distance: 45 km from Rethymnon, 2 km from Rodakino.

By car/motorcycle: Follow the road for Rodakino. From there, take the path leading down to the beach. The first beach you will find is that of Korakas. Alternatively follow the dirt road that connects Frangokastello with Rodakino.
By bus: Services run from Rethymnon to Rodakino. From there you can continue on foot to the beach.

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