Adventure Rating on CreteTOP-31 adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to eat figs on CreteHow to climbing on the fortress of Spinalonga on CreteHow to visit the Island of the Living Dead on CreteHow to walk above the gorge of Aradena on CreteHow to try Greek salad on CreteHow to walk through the ruins of Knossos Palace on CreteHow to dive from the catamaran in lake Kournas on Crete31 thing to doon Crete
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.
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.
Things to do here 1
Dive with fishes in Skinaria
The seabed of Skinaria is one of the richest on the island. You will see unusual algae, many different small fish and even octopuses.€809
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do on Crete with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!
Skinaria Beach on the mapLocation: 3 km from Plakias towards Preveli
24 hours a day
More places to visit on Crete
Glyka Nera Beach
Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.11
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.31
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.22
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.45
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.30
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.15
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.39
Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.22
The small island separated from Crete for a hundred meters, and it is considered a haven away from the noise of city streets.14
Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9