Fournoti is a stunning beach located south of Chania city, east of Sougia and west of Agia Roumeli. With its deep blue waters, fine pebbles and its surrounding pine trees, it makes for an idyllic destination. Situated in the rugged Mountains of Sfakia, it is a secluded oasis and is only accessible by boat. While some swimmers choose to take a swim from/to Agia Roumeli (1-2 hr), it is not recommended. This place is the perfect escape, even during high season days. There is a cave on the beach, making it suitable for camping and finding some shade.
Moreover, this beach is the only place in the world where the plant Hypericum aciferum is found, making it an important area for biologists. You will see several yellow signs on the cliffs surrounding the beach, indicating where this species is. Thus, it is important to be aware of the fact that you should not disturb the existence of this indigenous plant.