Beaches of the region
Keen swimmers, surf freaks and snorklers have the agony of the
choice around Palekastro. A multiplicity of fantastic beaches
and lonely bays makes it hard to decide on the early morning where
to go now. The selection of the beaches which I present here is
limited to the most well-known of the region. Perhaps besides
there are a few more hidden paradise beaches, try to find them
on your own...
The season starts in May and lasts until November with nice
water temperatures, if you're
smart enough you will try in April.
|Beaches around Palekastro
Those hating strong winds will try to find a protected place.
In the summer the "Meltemi" blows frequently and very
strong. A refreshing wind from northwest which makes the heat
bearable. Some however don't like that "wild guy" cause
every now and then strong gusts take away your towels into the
sea. If you are not fast enough you have to catch your goods at
the shores of Karpathos Island. Particularly wildly, unrestrainedly
and always off-coast the Meltemi blows and this is why Kouremenos
became the paradise for surfers of all kind.
|Surfers paradise Kouremenos
Protected calm bays
Those trying to escape from the strong winds of summer are looking
for a protected bay. And if there's some shade in the proximity
(during summer obligation!) nothing can go wrong to relax on the
beach of you choice. A good example for an almost
wind free bay in Maridati.
|For nudes- bays east
Nude bathing - annoying topic
Unfortunately many non-Greeks who come to the island guess they
have to implement their own moral conceptions and pay no heed
to the locals. Who is appropriate for swimming and relaxing
without any clothes should always go to a beach or an area which
is not frequented by the local people. The Greeks do not have
antiquated moral conceptions, they are simply different.
And who ignores and for example throw away his clothes at the
"Chiona" is acting sacrilegious. Nudes at the Chiona
ensure again and again each and every year that the people from
the village pick up immediately their things and their children
and leave. Remember yourselves as a guest and not as the one
coming with lots of money to buy you the freedom of doing everything.
Respect the locals in the same way they are respecting you!
Climatic table Palekastro
|Water temperatures [avarage] in °C