Sweet Water Beach (Glyka Nera)

  • Sweet Water Beach - Greece
  • Sweet Water Beach - Greece
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Glyka Nera means “Sweet Water”, and it is certainly one of the most impressive beaches in Crete. You will be in awe of the deep blue seas, near white pebbles and towering cliffs. You will need to travel to this beach by boat unless you dare to brave the hike down the precipitous cliffs. The views are incredible, but this hike is not one for the faint at heart!

On the beach you will find a rock with a small tavern perched atop where you can purchase food, cold drinks, and hire umbrellas. The sea water here is quite cold all year round. You will find tamarisk trees on the beach if you are looking for a spot to sit in the shade. If you dig in the sand, you will reach the sweet drinking water springs made by the water coming down from the mountains. This water is what keeps the waters cool all year round.

This beach is not normally crowded, and it is popular with naturists. If you want to enjoy one of Crete’s hidden treasures, you should visit this beach. Glyka Nera is located 75 kilometers south of Chania and four kilometers west of Chora Sfakion

Nearest town/city

Chóra Sfakíon

Also known as:

Glyka Nera


Dogs allowed

Nudist/naturist beach



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