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“hard to find” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seitan Limania Beach

Seitan Limania Beach
Akrotiri, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Akrotiri
Type: Outdoors
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“hard to find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Definitely hard to find. The hairpins were a little bit scary on way down but easier going up. If you park on the slope on the road put some rocks under the wheels and leave in first gear. the walk down will be a challenge for some people - i think we were the oldest on the beach (early 50s) (not sand but shingle and pebbles) so that tells you the walk down makes it inaccessible to some. Sea looked great and people diving in off the cliffs. Trendy place for the local young people to meet up with their friends.

Visited June 2014
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“Worth the hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Make the effort and find this amazing beach!
The road is steep and you"d need to be a reasonably confident driver but it's well kept.
Take drinks and road and wear trainers for the scramble down the rocky path. Truly felt like paradise!
Children would struggle getting up and down so probably not the place for them.

Visited June 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I came across this beach while was doing holiday resarch before my Crete trip. And I am so happy that I managed to find it. The best beach on the island. You need to hike down about 200 metres a rocky path - flip flops definitely not recommended - but is is really worth it. This place is like a paradise. Very quiet, tiny and secluded place with amazing view on azure water The beach is rocky and at that day the waves were quite high so you need to be careful but still go there if you can.

Take some water and food because there is no facilities.

Visited September 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Hidden secret place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It is as other reviewers write, not a place for common traveler. You need to descent following at least 200 meters of rocks and doing so be extremely careful, but once down, this is a paradise beach like the one at Ko Phi Phi in Thailand. The place is separarted from any wind due to the mountain and the view is spectacular. The GPS location to this beach is 35.551424 , 24.192356

Visited May 2014
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“Beautiful secret beach with clear emerald water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Seitan Limania is one of the best beaches in Crete. Not usual, not kids/elderly friendly but is worth taking a dangerous drive & hike to get down there. You may want to avoid visiting the other sandy beaches in Crete on a WINDY day; the sand hits you very hard on the wind which is pretty sore but it doesn't matter to this beach. You can see some fish under the clear emerald water too.

This place is a bit hidden as there is a gate on the way (you can open it) and has a rocky path down to the beach. I went down with my flipflops, but is definitely better off having a pair of trainers. Also there is no food stalls so take some snacks & drink with you.

Visited May 2014
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