Wild beach with blue water, sand and pebbles


Potamos is a beach on the undeveloped west coast of Gavdos. It is one of the preferred spots on the island for naturists and campers, along with Agiannis beach.

Potamos lies in a large cove surrounded bi high cliffs and cedar trees, away from all settlements. It is actually at the exit of a small but high gorge, and you can reach it only by boat or on foot via hiking trail. The hiking trails starts near the village of Ambelos (which is abandoned and has only a few houses). A dirt road leads from Ambelos to an area above Potamos and the hiking trail starts there, with a distance of roughly 1 km but it gently slopes down toward the beach. The steepest part is at the end of the trail and you will first see Potamos from above, in all of its length and glory.

The beach has sand mixed with groups of pebbles end boulders, and the water is shallow around the shore but as it faces open sea, waves are often present.

highlights: wild beach on the west coast, beach in Gavdos, Crete, Greece
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Wild beach with blue water, sand and pebbles

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