A couple weeks ago, we joined some friends on a trip to Marmara Beach on the Southwest coast of Crete. After an hour and a half car ride through the beautiful Lefka Ori (White Mountains), we arrived in the town of Sfakia. From Sfakia, it was a short 20 minute boat ride to Marmara Beach. Like others in the area, this beautiful and secluded beach can only be reached by boat (or on foot, of course, if you want to hike in from some of the nearby towns). We had a great time snorkeling around the area and through the caves and saw quite a few fish, while also enjoying jumping off the rocks into the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy the video!
Yesterday we spent a wonderful day in the ocean. It was our first trip out where we snorkeled off of the kayaks. We launched off from Marathi Beach and paddled around the water for a little bit, doing a bit of snorkeling in a couple of spots, then paddling over to “Rabbit Island” for lunch. After lunch, we paddled about 50 feet or so from where we ate lunch and snorkeled some more. Click on the picture below to see the photos we took; not too bad for a sub $100 underwater camera.
I also shot a little bit of video:
In total, we spent about 4 1/2 hours in the water and really had a blast. As for snorkeling off the kayaks, it was fantastic. Getting in was so much easier than we thought it was going to be. Hopefully we’ll get to do a whole bunch more of this over the summer! Here’s to life in Crete!