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1. The beach of Aradena Gorge December 18, 2010 14:15

Marmara (meaning marbles) is a nice secluded small pebbly beach shaped near the exit of the imposing Aradaina Gorge, in Sfakia region. It is located 85km south of Chania and 5km west of Loutro. It is the beach where the ramblers of Aradaina Gorge rest. However, visitors coming from Loutro do usually visit the place.

The name Marmara means "marbles" and is named after the soft colorful rocks that cover the area. The beach is very far from the civilisation since it's 60' walking distance from the closest inhabited beach of Likkos and 75' from Loutro. There are no roads here, so walking and boat are the only possible ways to reach the place. There is one small taverna near the beach, where you can rest, but that's all.

During the summer, there are daily boat routes from Loutro. Once in the Loutro area, visiting Marmara and hiking in the south part of Aradaina Gorge is highy suggested.