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Skinaria Beachon Crete, Greece

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One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.
Skinaria Beach, Crete
Skinaria pebble beach is located in the southern part of Crete, just 3 km from the village of Plakias. Steep cliffs, dropping sheer into the sea, protect the bay from strong winds and currents.

Warm calm sea is suitable for relaxing with children, sunbathing and diving. There is a tavern and a diving center on the beach. In this area there are many underwater canyons, so you can study the seabed for a long time.

Those, who plan to relax away from the city noise, are particularly pleased by it.

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#27Dive with fishes in Skinaria on CreteDive with fishes in SkinariaTouchstone

The seabed of Skinaria is one of the richest on the island. You will see unusual algae, many different small fish and even octopuses.

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Location: 3 km from Plakias towards Preveli

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24 hours a day

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