Photo of Martsalo beach with light pebble surface © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach with turquoise pure water surface © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach with small bay © George Paximadakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach with partly clean level of cleanliness © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach wild area © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach located in natural area © The Weekender Google
Photo of Martsalo beach with light pebble surface © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach with turquoise pure water surface © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach with small bay © George Paximadakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach with partly clean level of cleanliness © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach wild area © Christos Ikonomakis Google
Photo of Martsalo beach located in natural area © The Weekender Google
Photo of Martsalo beach and its beautiful scenery © Spiros K. Google

Martsalo beach

Kaloí Liménes, Greece
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Located outside the settlement
Vathi 2.7 km
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Bar Kuna Muta
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Restaurant Ταβέρνα Πανόραμα
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10 - Exceptional 4km

About

Martsalo beach is located on the Mediterranean Sea and it is in the 114th place out of 478 beaches in the Crete region 88.2 km away from its center, the city of Kastelli. It is one of the beaches of Vathi settlement, just 2.7 km from its center. The beach is located in a natural place with very picturesque views, surrounded by the cliffs.

It is a small bay with crystal turquoise water and light pebble, so it is recommended to wear special shoes. The sharpness of entering the water is quite normal. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers, hikers etc. It is partially crowded during the high season.

Martsalo beach coast is free for all. It has no amenities, only nature. .

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also take part in other activities, snorkeling.

To get to the beach, you need to walk along a mountain trail more than 1km long.

9 more beaches are also available within a 5 km radius. The best one is Kaloi Limenes beach, which has a rating of 7.8.

Martsalo beach (Crete) is located outside the Vathi settlement, which may cause some difficulties for travelers who stay far from the coast. However, the remoteness from the village is not always a bad thing. Lovers of quiet rest know, the farther the beach, the fewer crowds.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Crete island, but accessing the beach requires traversing some distance on foot. While driving or cycling are the most convenient options for reaching the start point of trail, these methods may not be feasible for everyone. Alternatively, a taxi can be used to drive directly to the location. Public transportation is another option, but it's important to confirm the correct route with locals beforehand as the bus stop may be located at some distance.

Weather

history
+29 o C +20 o C
Air temperature
6.9 M/S
Wind
+26 o C
Water temperature
1.1 M
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7 (Good)

Martsalo beach (Crete) is located outside the Vathi settlement, which may cause some difficulties for travelers who stay far from the coast. However, the remoteness from the village is not always a bad thing. Lovers of quiet rest know, the farther the beach, the fewer crowds.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Crete island, but accessing the beach requires traversing some distance on foot. While driving or cycling are the most convenient options for reaching the start point of trail, these methods may not be feasible for everyone. Alternatively, a taxi can be used to drive directly to the location. Public transportation is another option, but it's important to confirm the correct route with locals beforehand as the bus stop may be located at some distance.

What to do in Martsalo beach? Are there any attractions or entertainments in region?

When it comes to what to do in Martsalo beach, it's impossible not to mention an insanely popular activity: snorkeling. The coastal waters of the region are full of interesting views, which can be observed through a snorkeling mask. Well, if you do not have the necessary equipment for snorkeling - everything can be purchased at the nearby shops.

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Localities

Vathi  •  2.7km
Kastelli  •  88.2km

Transport

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7.7 Very good

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7.7 Very good
K
Kyrillosjor
User status Novice Beachgoer
8 Very good

The beach is a true gem, nestled at the end of a one-hour stroll through the gorge bearing the same name. While the path is generally easy to navigate, there may be moments where one could lose their way, leading to a slightly more challenging terrain with more obstacles such as rocks and branches. However, the lack of clear markings should not deter anyone from embarking on this adventure. Upon exiting the canyon, one is rewarded with a stunning, albeit small, beach. I cannot speak to the crowds it may attract in the summer months, but during my winter visit, it was a serene and untouched paradise. The gorge itself boasts a few clusters of beautiful Cretan palms, adding to the natural splendor of this wild and breathtaking destination.

1 year ago
NK
Nikolai Karagioannis
User status Beach Practitioner
10 Exceptional

As we trudge along the primitive trail, passing by the obligatory cave church of Panagia Marsaliani, we finally arrive at the bed of the canyon where the last remnants of indigenous palm trees can be found. The path ahead is clearly marked with small piles of rocks, leading us to the crystalline waters of Martsalos beach in a mere 15-20 minutes. A handful of tall tamarisk trees provide meager shade, while a ramshackle shelter with a table and chairs offers a brief respite from the scorching sun. Don't forget to bring your own water, as there is none to be found here. This spot is a must-see for nature enthusiasts and those who can endure a bit of discomfort. However, be warned that the surrounding villagers may take over the area and transform it into their own personal farm, complete with unsightly semi-permanent shacks.

1 year ago
NK
Nikolai Karamanlis
User status Beach Practitioner
10 Exceptional

This serene and breathtaking beach is a true haven for those seeking tranquility and seclusion. The absence of modern amenities and water facilities only adds to the charm of this place, allowing you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A leisurely 20-30 minute walk from the end of the dirt road takes you to this hidden gem, where you can bask in the natural beauty of the surroundings and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. This beach is a must-visit for anyone looking to escape the crowds and find solace in nature's embrace.

1 year ago
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Kallias Papadopoulos
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

The journey to the beach was quite arduous, but the destination did not live up to the hype. The beach was lackluster and unimpressive, failing to provide any respite from the tedious journey. The experience was far from enjoyable and left me feeling disappointed.

1 year ago
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Ricardo Smith
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

Awesome!

1 year ago