Orthi Ammos, Crete Island: Orthi Ammos is a small secluded beach in the southern side of Chania, easily accessed within a 10 minute walking from Frangokastello. It has few facilities and is ideal to enjoy some privacy. The coast is sandy but the seabed has some rocks.
The water is clean and the surrounding environment provides a great spot for nudism. In fact, a part of this beach is unofficially used for nudism.
Orthi Ammos Beach – Crete Holidays
Orthi Ammos is one spectacular sandy and shallow beach, next to Frangokastello, located 80km south of Chania, at the edge of a big valley with very warm climate. The area is not overdeveloped, in contrary to the touristic area of Frangokastello.
It is famous for the big sand hills and dunes that have been shaped and the crystal clear waters. The beach is affected by south winds, but not too much. The east part of the beach is usually occupied by nudists. You can access the beach by either walking 10′ from Frangokastello or parking above the sand hills. Note that sand is very hot!
The beach is very quiet, in comparison to Frangokastello that is directly next to it. However, there are a very few accommodation and food amenities, but no sunbeds and water sport services. It’s easternmost part is called Kritama and is characterized by high cliffs and turquise water.
According to the legend, the sand of Orthi Ammos covered the unburried bodies of the 335 greek heroes that fought against Turks during the Battle of Frangokastello (17 May 1828). The spirits of these heroes are the legendary Drosoulites, the famous “ghosts” of Frangokastelo.