Seitan Limania is one of the best beaches in Crete. Not usual, not kids/elderly friendly but is worth taking a dangerous drive & hike to get down there. You may want to avoid visiting the other sandy beaches in Crete on a WINDY day; the sand hits you very hard on the wind which is pretty sore but it doesn't matter to this beach. You can see some fish under the clear emerald water too.This place is a bit hidden as there is a gate on the way (you can open it) and has a rocky path down to the beach. I went down with my flipflops, but is definitely better off having a pair of trainers. Also there is no food stalls so take some snacks & drink with you.
Hard to find, but worth the effort. Mostly a young peoples beach, but everybody are free to enjoy this hidden gem. Water gets deep very quickly, so not a place for very small children - our son is 11 and is a good swimmer, so he had no problems enjoying the beach/water.
Definitely it's the most significant site of Santorini - not to say in the whole Cyclades. It will look ruins to you when you first enter there and reading several not sufficient explanation signs will not help to understand anything. The place is unique! And even just a possibility to step on this place is incredible change to get into history of the humanity that deep. It is a unique culture but your only chance to breathe the air of prehistoric times is TO GET A GUIDE. You may just walk around but you won't learn a thing. Only getting a guide or someone local who knows what's going on here can open your eyes on the civilization very close to ours but...3600 years ago! Books will help to learn the story, not to understand what is where though. And you take a risk to visit the site and to miss everything. Do not expect too much - it has a lot to offer you, but with a proper explanation. Keep in mind that the erruption in 17th century B.C. and the volcanic ash actually saved it for us to step on this ground. And appreciate it.
Okay. Finding this beach is tough. It's way off the beaten path and called a Hidden Beach for a reason. If you are in the area--ask the locals, research it on the internet, do whatever you can to find this place. You will need your a car to get here. Once you follow the very scary switch-back road, you will then have to hike down to the beach. It's not too bad, but you certainly can't bring little kids or dogs along. I also recommend tennis shoes rather than flipflops for safety reasons. There is a path-ish down to the bottom, follow that and don't try to make your own path. The pictures don't give this place justice. Try to find it if you can!! :) Beautiful.
It was a really cool place because it gave you an understanding of how life was back 7000 years ago. The other element that is amazing was how well preserved some of the elements were. There were complete vases, etc. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that having a guide was probably good to get a better understanding of what you were looking at. We hung around some other larger groups that had a guide and heard a few stories about the artifacts and it was certainly nice to hear what it was about. Should get a guide.