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Ilingas, Sfakia

#3 of 7 in Outdoors in Sfakia
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Relax on Ilingas, a pebbly stretch tucked between sandstone cliffs. Take a swim in the limpid, turquoise sea, or simply rent a sun lounger and umbrella and stretch out. The cliffs shelter you from the winds and provide some free shade from the fierce Cretan sun. Swim around the small promontory at the eastern end to find another smaller beach completely secluded and surrounded by cliffs. The stall renting lounge chairs stocks just a few bottles of water, soda, and beer, but you can enjoy a hot drink or light meal at the small hotel located just behind the beach. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Sfakia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ilingas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Illigas beach is one of the top beaches I've ever been in Crete. Crystal clear waters and picturesque caves that offer a good amount of shade. There is also a small beach bar carved into the rock! If....  more »
  • Must visit in case you pass through Sfakia. Especially the beach next to the main one, 10 mins swimming max, with caves offers privacy!  more »
  • Nice Beach if you would like to be alone..
  • I truly love this beach it's so quiet..all this wild beauty and the crystal clear frozen water!!!
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