Self-Guided Day Trip to Seitan Limani Beach

Seitan Limania (Photo by jbeitins@Unsplash)
Located in the northwest of Crete, Seitan Limania (also known as Stefanou Beach) is something you may never come across anywhere else in Greece.  The clear blue color of the water, the beautiful white sand and the imposing white cliffs, are worth the pain of getting to this secluded beach. 

You will need a car to get to Seitan Limania beach.  The last 10 minutes of the road to the beach is windy and steep.  As you drive down it will unexpectedly end in a wide parking lot.  From there you will need to scramble down a very narrow trail.  The trail is made up of loose gravel and is very steep, so wear good walking shoes.  The good news is that the walk down is fairly quick, in 15 minutes you will be at the beautiful beach, and enjoying the amazing waters.  

One word of advice is to come either very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon to be able to enjoy the beach by yourself.

What to bring: 
  • This secluded beach is completely natural, and you will have to bring your own water and food with you.  There are no stores, no water.  However, an enterprising local has set up a delivery service at the top of the cliffs.  You can call and they will deliver a sandwich or water down to you on demand.
  • Make sure you bring a hat and sunscreen.  The beach is only shaded in the morning and evening.  During the day, you will be in full sunlight with no shade.