Kalypso Beach or Pirate Fjord

Kalypso Beach or Pirate Fjord

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The Pirate Fjord, also known as Calypso Beach, is situated to the south of Rethymno, within a secluded cove at Cape Karavos, near Plakias.

This oblong bay is nestled among vertical rocks and features a small sandy beach. The exceptional landscape attracts numerous visitors who come not only to swim but also to capture photographs of this remarkable location.

The name ‘Pirate Fjord’ originates from the historical belief that pirates sought refuge in this location. Today, however, the beach is situated within the Kalypso Hotel complex and offers sunbeds, as well as walkways for enjoying the coastal scenery.

There is a diving school, pedal boats, and various other water sports activities available on the beach.


Photo 1 by Marina Vernicos

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Spilies (Caves): The Hidden Gem of Rethymno's Coastal Beauty

Spilies (Caves): The Hidden Gem of Rethymno's Coastal Beauty

Nestled among the caves, Spilies Beach is often referred to as ‘Too Maliou (to riaki)’. Located approximately 15 kilometres east of the city of Rethymno, it features a small bay with pebbles and remarkably clear, deep waters. On weekdays, it tends to be less crowded, but at weekends, it attracts a fair number of visitors; not many are required to fill the beach entirely. Parasols and sunbeds are available for use, and there is a canteen on-site. It is an excellent beach option for windy days, providing some shelter and an enjoyable seaside experience.

The beach is notable for its caves, which serve as a refuge for the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus). Access to the beach is available via the motorway.

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