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Skisma beach Elounda KidsLoveGreece.com © cretanbeaches.com
Skisma beach Elounda KidsLoveGreece.com © cretanbeaches.com
Skisma beach Elounda KidsLoveGreece.com © cretanbeaches.com
Skisma beach Elounda KidsLoveGreece.com © cretanbeaches.com

Skisma Beach

Elounda is the most luxurious area in Crete, located in the beautiful gulf of Mirabello, approximately 10km north of Agios Nikolaos. East of Elounda you will find Skisma, the main beach of the area. This sandy beach is based right next to the small port of the village and it is very well organised by the municipality. Every year, Skisma is being awarded with a “Blue Flag” by the European Union. Sea waters are refreshing and really clean. Furthermore, due to the lagoon of Korfou, you will probably never see any waves.

The beach offers all comforts a family might need in order to relax and have fun. From umbrellas, sun beds, shower to beach volley, water sports and a playground for the younger members of the team! At Skisma you can enjoy the sea with your family and then savour fresh fish together with other local recipes in the taverns of the village.

Families should know

  • Skisma beach usually gets quite crowded, especially over the weekends in July and August
  • There are several accommodation facilities in the area if you wish to stay at Elounda. Keep in mind that most of them are luxurious properties that appeal to families with “higher vacation budgets”. At Agios Nikolaos, you will be able to find less pricey accommodation alternatives
  • The wider area is really popular among tourists and can get crowded. We would suggest that you avoid the taverns that look “too touristic”
Address: Skisma, Elounda

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Kids will love

  • Splashing around in the calm sea
  • The water sports
  • The playground

Parents will love

  • The well organised beach
  • The pretty small village of Elounda
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Best season to visit

  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter
  • spring
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  • We really liked Skisma! Regardless of the fact that it is a public beach, it is very well organised and beautiful. Really good choice if you find yourselves in the area!

  • The north part of the island is usually quite windy at Skisma, however the sea is always calm and clean. Kids loved the sand and of course the playground! Do not forget to visit the small taverns above the beach and taste their delicious sea food specialties.

  • Beautiful beach right next to the comforts offered at Elounda! The sea might be quite cool but really clean. Our younger son played care free in the shallow waters while the older one paddled a canoe and learned how to play beach volley! Skisma is ideal for families! We all relaxed and had a wonderful time.

  • The sea was perfect! Peaceful and clean! The beach was organised with water sports and nice sand. Right next to it there are taverns and cafes. What else does a family really need in order to enjoy a good swim? If you ask us, the visit to Skisma left us totally satisfied.

 

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