Komos Beach is an archelogical site. In ancient times, minoan period, the Komos Beach was the port of Phaistos, you can see the remains. The long sandy beach comes with stunning sun sets and view to the rock "Volakas". Komos Beach is located 63 km southward from the capital Heraklion and 2,8 km from the village Pitsidia. This place is a archeological protected area it belongs to the establishment of zones where construction is not allowed. The remoted regions of Matala with their secluded beaches are prefered by nudists even they are not official nudistic-beaches. At the south of the beach, next to the archaeological site, there are a kiosk offering sun beds, parasols, toilet and showers. Kommos Beach is a nesting place for the sea turtles "Caretta Caretta".
The bay of Kommos is embranced from sand dunes. In September and October after the first rain the white sand-lilies bloom.
The climate in South-East Crete is much milder than in other parts of the Island but you have to know that the beachfront of Messara Area is dominated from westerly winds. Please be careful because the seabed in some places is rocky. The journey is the goal.Coming from the North of Crete you will pass the Messara plain with views to the magnificent mountain ranges of the highest Mountain Psiloritis and of course a stop over in Phaistos is a Must for any visitor.
It's going to be a once in a lifetime experience when you drive the South coast from end to end.
From the wind-whipped mountain regions to the safe small secluded beaches on the Crete's longest coastal touring route.
The wild South coast route of Crete is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs, picturesque coastal villages and hidden beaches.
We recommend our self drive tour "Southern Crete". This optimal route consist of 3 Hotel-Locations within two weeks, it's excellent value for money.
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