In the west of the Asterousia, the coastline features some of the most impressive beaches on Crete, with many sea caverns and salt marshes, which travellers find very appealing. These beaches are not only beautiful but also mostly isolated, since they are difficult to reach. In order to go there, you have to drive many kilometres of sometimes rough dirt roads (4×4 vehicles are recommended), and often have to hike from the parking location. The local terrain favours the creation of multiple marine caves and caverns of high diversity, which feature many surprises for diving and sea canoeing lovers.

Months recommended: March to November. The Municipality’s sea activities can be enjoyed even during winter months, as the winter in Crete is mild.

source: archanes-asterousia.gr