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Agiofarango

Agiofarago beach is a place of unique beauty, with clear waters and very fine pebbles.

The beach of Agiofarango is located in the Asterousia Mountains, the gorge is right under the Odigitrias Monastery. At the exit of the Agiofarago gorge opens the beach with fine pebbles and clear waters, which are usually very calm, even on days with a lot of wind in the Messara plain.

The crescent-shaped beach is framed by vertical cliffs inhabited by goats, birds, and nowadays hobby climbers, who visit the gorge more frequently because of the amazing rock formations.

You will find crystal clear water, with its many shades of blue and a visibility of over 30 meters. Perfect for snorkeling and diving, or to relax in the sun and let yourself be enchanted by the light sound of the sea.   

The beach does not offer much shadow, so it will be good to take some unbrellas or other sun shelters with you and also don’t forget to pack you pick nick.  There is a well with fresh water beside the church of Agios Antonios, which you pass before the beach, but there no tavern or shops at the beach. Since 2018 there is a small Kantina at the last parking, before you start you walk.  Walk?

Yes, to reach the beach of Agiofarango, you will have to pass the gorge first, which is an easy path of about 20min without any elevation or difficulties. Perfect even for families with young children. The only difficulty is to reach the parking, since the way from the monastery down to the parking is, depending on the car, a little off-road adventure.

What else?

Hikers: It is nice to walk all the way down from the Monastery Odigitrias through the gorge of Agiofarango to the beach  

Divers:  Agiofarango offers a is a very unique dive though a chanal from the open sea up to a small fresh water lake in the surrounding cliffs. For more information please contact the Mare Sud diving center in Kokkinos Pirgos

Campers: In the summer month you will see some people camping here, it is not an official camping place, but it is tolerated and one of the best places to see the stars in the night and get woken up by the soft sounds of the sea. Just take good care of your food, there are several hungry goats and sheep around 😉  

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