If you’re looking for a tranquil and unspoilt beach destination, Koutelos is the perfect spot. Located just 9km east of Chora Sfakion, 4km west of Fragokastelo and 76km south of Chania, Koutelos is a stunning beach with large round pebbles. To get to the beach from Sfakia, take the road to Fragokastelo and shortly after Vouvas and Nomikiana, take the road on the beach. There is also a sign for Koutelos.
On the beach, you can find a traditional fish tavern, as well as a few rooms for those looking to stay. There are also tamarisk trees offering shade, and the nearby cave of Anapsis is a great place to explore. For those who wish to camp, the small bay of Pera Koutelos is just west of the main beach. Between Koutelos and Vatalos beach, you can find the rocky beaches of Psilou Roumi Cape, and just west of Koutelos beach is the secluded beach of Leska.
Koutelos is a great spot for a day trip, especially if you’re visiting the region. Combining a visit to Fragokastelo with a visit to Koutelos for quiet moments or a meal at the fish tavern is an ideal way to make the most of the area.