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Dytikos, Petraki & Loutra beach near Lendas
Lendas (or Lentas) is a small cosy tourist resort in southern
Crete. West and east of Lendas lies numerous of beaches and smaller
villages. If you drive to the left just before Lendas you will reach
a beach called Petrakis. The beach is visited by few tourists. There
is a taverna and Rooms for rent for those who want to stay secluded. Note
that Lendas is just as often written with a T, i.e. Lentas.
Petrakis beach. Lendas is located farthest at the cliff.
The next beach, and settlement, is called Loutra and is nothing to write home about. The road is furthermore in bad condition. There is a seasonal taverna if you still want to drive there. Loutra should not be confused with Loutro in Chania Region. They are like two different worlds.
Loutra beach east of Lendas.
From Loutra it is possible to drive along the coast to Kali Limenes, the road there used to be in poor condition, so bad that we didn't dare drive there. In 2022, the road was paved and now it shouldn't be a problem to drive to Kali Limenes. There is a nice beach, tavernas and hotels in Kali Limenes.
The port in Loutra and the road to Kali Limenes.
The best beach in this area is called Ditikos about two kilometres west of Lendas, on the other side of the headland. The beach has several names: Dytikos, Dyskos, Diskos. On the way to the beach, if you come from Lendas, you pass the remains of a Temple of Asklepios where excavation works is still going on.
Temple of Asklepios between Lendas and Dytikos beach.
Dytikos beach is much better than the one in Lendas. The finest
part is the one closest to the headland. Also here are Rooms for rent
and some tavernas where you can eat.
A shop inspired by the hippie culture above the beach in Dytikos.
Dytikos beach west of Lendas.
Is it somewhere that it is noticeable that Lendas once was a hippie resort, this is the place. You sort of get an insight into that time. Here is a shop selling things that hippies liked, wild camping still occur and nudism is quite common.
Dytikos beach in the other direction. Wild camping is common here.
WHAT YOU MUST NOT MISS WHEN YOU ARE IN THE AREA