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1. The beaches of Paleohora (East) December 19, 2010 07:43

The secluded beaches at Gyaliskari, also known as Gyaniskari or Dyaliskari, are surely some of the most beautiful beaches of Crete. Gialiskari is located 4km east of Paleochora and 80km South of Chania. The beaches are the westernmost beaches of the coasts of Paleochora, having an overall length of 18km.

Gianiskari is actually a cluster of three adjacent peaceful beaches. The two first beaches in the west are shaped on the two sides of a short peninsula. These two beaches look west and east respectively. They have small pebbles and deep cool waters, while umbrellas are provided. A few meters further (on the east), there is the third beach, called Ammoudia. Some locals call it Anydroi, because it is located at the exit of the gorge that starts from the nearby village of Anydroi. This amazing beach is not well known and is unorganized (fortunately), although it has crystal blue water and fine sand.

The area has no vegetation, so there is no natural shade. Gialiskari is nudism friendly, like most beaches of Paleochora. In order to get to Gialiskari from Paleochora, follow the dirt track leading to the east. After the camping, follow the road along the beach till you meet the peninsula. There is also a sign to “Gialiskari”. If you don’t have a car, you can walk the 4km to the beach, but is usually very hot.