Skinias is an isolated area located 94 km east of Agios Nikolaos and 20 km east of Sitia, in one of the most secluded parts of East Crete. This wild terrain consists of three little bays, perfect for seclusion at the mouth of Katsara Gorge. Unfortunately, there is no access to any amenities or trees in the area, so it is essential that you have your own water and umbrella.
To get to Skinias Beach, you will have to take a bumpy dirt road that leads to the middle beach. If you are driving a regular car, you will need to park before the beach as the road is in very poor condition. This middle beach is a sandy shore, with crystal clear waters and is great for snorkeling and fishing. If you continue walking eastwards along the rocky coast, with its many grottos and azure waters, you will soon come to the eastern pebbly beach of Skinias. Alternatively, if you head west from the middle beach (towards Karoumes), you will arrive at the other pebbled beach situated at the end of a small ravine.