The Seitan ports are located on the north-eastern side of the Akrotiri peninsula in western Crete, 20 kilometers from the city of Chania. The beach has gravel and sand and due to its inaccessible location, in recent years it has become a well-known and popular destination.
However, like any tourist spot, there are a few things you should know before visiting.
1. How to get there
Seitan Limania beach is located on the Akrotiri peninsula, approximately 22 kilometers northeast of Chania. You can get there by car, taxi or bus. If you are driving, there is parking available, but it can fill up quickly. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Chania or the nearby town of Stavros. If you prefer public transport, there is a bus that runs from Chania to the nearby village of Chordaki, where you can take a bus to the beach.
2. Best time to visit
The best time to visit Seitan Limania beach is between May to June and September to October. During these months, the weather is still warm, but there are fewer crowds than in the peak season of July and August. If you plan to visit during peak season, it’s best to arrive early in the morning to secure a spot on the beach and avoid the midday sun.
Seitan Limania beach is a secluded bay and there are no beach facilities such as sunbeds, umbrellas, or showers. You will need to bring your own equipment and supplies, such as food, water, and sunscreen. There is a small kiosk near the parking lot that sells snacks and drinks.
4. Exploring the surrounding area
Seitan Limania beach is just one of the many attractions of the Akrotiri peninsula. The surrounding area is home to many picturesque villages, ancient monasteries, and hiking trails. If you have time, we recommend exploring some of the nearby attractions, such as the Tombs of Venizelos, the Monastery of Gouvernetou, and the Monastery of the Holy Trinity. You can visit the picturesque town of Chania, with its Venetian harbor and colorful buildings, or explore the Samaria gorge, one of the largest gorges in Europe. You can also visit the beaches of Agia Marina and Platanias, which are a short drive from Seitan Limania.
5. Local Cuisine
The nearby village of Stavros is home to many excellent restaurants and taverns serving traditional Cretan cuisine. We suggest you try some of the local dishes, such as dakos, a Cretan salad made with tomato, feta, and dry bread, and Kalitsunia, small savory pies filled with cheese or herbs.