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Xotikospilio Beach

This is a rocky beach right after the village of Sfinari. This is a small but historical beach. The name means cave of the elf. The beach is easily accessible with a small part of the road been a dirt road, with some wider parts for parking.

The beach is composed of 3 smaller coves and it doesn’t receive many visitors. This is one of those beaches that can offer peace and quiet.

Near the beach there is a cave that during the time of Easter in 1824 women and children were hiding in this cave after been chased from the Turks. Once there were discovered they were slaughtered. In the cave you will find a plaque in their memory.

How to Get There

Taking the road west of Kissamos and following it along, passing through Platanos, Sfinari, Ano Sfinari and some more villages until you reach Xotikospilio beach.

The journey has a lot to offer as views are concerned.  This drive is approximately 60 min.

Map to the Area.

Fixxer’s Tips

  • Easy to get to.
  • Unique history.
  • Good spot for snorkelling due to the rocky nature of the shoreline.
  • No amenities.
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