Satan's Harbor - A Beach not to miss

Posted on July 06th, 2018 by Despina Sivaropoulou

Seitan Limania is a well-hidden corner of the northeast side of the Akrotiri peninsula, 20 km from the city of Chania, Crete. There you will find a beach that differs from other beaches.

Amidst three inlets between the steep cliffs of the peninsula of Chania is located a well-hidden beach called  Seitan Limania. The word "Seitan" (Seytan) is Turkish and is translated as Satan. The word "Limania" is a Greek word meaning harbors. Therefore, "Seitan Limania" means "The Satanic Harbors". 

Though it seems totally remote, this spectacular beach is located just a short 20 km drive from the city center of Chania. Once inaccessible by land. This inlet has for years been a hidden gem of a beach has only been accessible by a few until recent years where a path has now been constructed to its sandy shores. As the beach has no amenities you will need to pack and provide for yourself during the day. Perhaps one of the most photographed beaches in recent years, viewing this hidden treasure will be a day trip you will never forget!

It is a common secret among the locals, who try to keep it hidden from mass tourism as the coast is truly magnificent. With its crystal clear water and white sandy beach, it is certain to become your favourite.