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Lissos

Published on: 2012-04-18 18:19:05
A remote isolated and accessible by foot or boat tiny beach, where the ancient Minoan town of Lissos was built.

Lissos is a beach within a gulf. It might be a bit of a hassle to access the beach, but a dive in the clear water will reward you.

Walking either from Palaiochora or from Sougia, you can reach the small gulf of Lissos Minoan town. Bare in mind to bring water with you and be cautious since from the top of the hills all the way down to Lissos there are no trees to protect you from the sun. The Pebble beach with cool water is worthwhile though. The necropolis of the town is well preserved along with the Temple of Asklipios with its mosaic and decorative patterns and the columns designating the entrance from the stoned staircase. Huge stones indicate the foundations of the Temple. All around the area there are remains of various buildings and walls. On the side of the hill extends the necropolis, where many tombs are situated and some are very well maintained. Once in the area, take some time to explore it and relax under the shade of the trees. The beach is also accessible by boat. Ask the locals for a tariff and spare yourself the trouble: enjoy the calm and clear waters of the gulf!

  • Lissos view of the Necropolis over the hill. - Lissos view of the Necropolis over the hill.
  • The mosaic at Asklipios Temple. - The mosaic at Asklipios Temple.
  • Isolated and quiet pebble beach. - Isolated and quiet pebble beach.