The beach in front of Saint Paul settlement, at the road exit from the village Sachtouria, it is a beautiful, sheltered beach, with deep green waters, sand and flat, smooth rocks in the sea. It is about 10 Km from our suites and in this you will find umbrellas, showers, pedalos. Further east, there are several small beaches with pebbles and stones, ideal for relaxation and solitude. A steep wooden staircase to the west of the beach will lead you to the Cape Melissa, where you will see and admire Vertical large rocks with impressive geological formations due to erosion by wind and sea.
The Preveli is situated 30 Km away from us near the Libyan Sea with the homonymous monastery and the famous beach with the palm length 1-2 km into the gorge, which synthesizes unique exotic scenery in the south of Crete and with great interest in tourism there during the summer months.
Agiofarago is the beach at the exit of the homonymous gorge. To get there you must either cross the gorge with easy hike of about 30-50 ', either take a boat from Agia Galini. We recommend the first, as the path between the vertical walls of the gorge is breathtaking. On the way you will encounter large caves living ascetics and the chapel of St. Anthony, with a water well outside.
Triopetra is next to Agios Pavlos Beach and near Akoumia Village, it's about 26km from Agia Galini (a 35 minutes drive) , the total of the beach front is named Akoumiani Gialia cause it was used as summer resort and swimming place of the Akoumia village residents since ancient times. Olive tree groves, cottages and ruins of traditional cottages surround this beach, there are a few cafes and tavernas where they offer umbrellas and sun beds on the beach. By car you can go there by two ways, trough Melambes and Sactouria Traditional villages or from Akoumia Village both take about the same time to get there but the first road is more picturesque and offers great opportunities for awesome photos.
The West Triopetra beach (the large part west of the 3 rocks) is enormous and wonderful but cause of the location it is usually windy and have some waves at midday, so before you visit this place check the weather or visit it early in the morning or at the evening. The East Part of Triopetra is smaller but more sheltered from the wind, it is located at the east side of the rocks next to a rocky marine bay.
This is the main beach of the Agia Galini, but there are also other places where you can enjoy the sea, e.g the segment between the port and the sand beach is one commonly used or the part after the river and romantia complex between Agia Galini and Kokinos Pyrgos (sometimes is used as a nude beach). The large organized sandy beach is awarded with blue flag by the non-government, non-profit organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). This ensure that the beach meets certain criteria . Umbrellas, seats and showers are available for the visitors across the beach. Plenty of restaurants and cafes with seaview are available to enjoy your drink or meal / dinner, various water sports are also an option.
The Paximadia islands are two small uninhabited islands off the bay of Agia Galini (7.5 miles) .Their total length is about 3km. In ancient Crete these islands belonged to Phaistos and called Dionysos, the god Dionysus, god of wine. It is said that Artemis was hunting in that area with the goddess Vritomartis. In the easternmost island in the south, there is a lovely beach with fantastic clear water and pebbles. Do not expect to see anything more than beautiful cliffs and a stunning seabed, as the culture is several miles away. Access to Paximadia can be done by small boats that leave from Agia Galini.
The region of Agios Georgios is located 5.5 km west of Agia Galini, the name of the region comes from the very old church of St. George, which is known for its frescoes. The coastline of the area consists of two small bays with pebble beaches separated by a rocky shore. The weather encountered is usually very mild and the crystal clear water makes these beaches ideal for swimming. The route from Agia Galini via paved road takes about 15 minutes.There are a taverna and a Cafe - Snack Bar , with umbrellas and sea beds on the beach.
The Prasonisi Beach is lonely pebble beach with clear, blue water on the South Coast of Crete near Agios Pavlos Beach. Prasonisi beach share the name with the small islet just 80m from the shore, Prasonisi in Greek means "leek Island". Because of it's seclusion the beach is kept clean and almost private for it's visitors. You can visit Prasonisi by car but there is an offroad part to get there, also there are daily cruises from Agia Galini that reach the beach for a few hours everyday.