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Almyros beach and wetland. Explore the wonderful beaches near Agios Nikolaos

Updated: Oct 17, 2018

In the area of Agios Nikolaos, both to the north and south - southeast there many wonderful beaches, with scenic terrain and crystal clear water.

Almyros #beach is located near the town of of Agios Nikolaos, about 5 kilometers to the south. The place name is derived by the constant presence of brackish water (almyros = salty) by the nearby karstic springs.

“The geomorphology formed a prominent wetland site covering an area of 50.000 square meters, listed as protected area of a small insular wetland site in national legislation (FEK/AAP/229/19.06.2012).”

This spring is one of the three in total "Almyros" springs in Crete. The brackish water flows into the sea through a torrent and a marsh by the sandy beach.


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