Mikro Seitani

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Mikro Seitani

Mikro Seitani beach is located at the northern coast of the island, 4 kilometres after Karlovasi. It is a small beach, of incomparable natural beauty with crystal-clear, deep, blue waters, surrounded by steep cliffs. It is integrated into the protection network Natura 2000  (GR4120002-GR4120008) as it is a refuge for the Monachus-Monachus seals. The beach is vulnerable to northern winds and waves are big when such winds are blowing so you should pay attention and keep away from the rocks on the right side of the beach.
 
The name "Seitani" comes from the Turkish "Seytan" which means devil. This is because the imposing gorge Kakoperato found right behind the beach causes strange sounds when strong winds blows. So during the Turkish occupation, the Turks who used to anchor there, hearing these sounds believed that the devil lived there.
 
The beach can only be reached on foot. The hike takes about 30 minutes but needs attention as the signage is incomplete or non-existent. The path goes through forest, olive grove and rockeries but it is well worth. The beauty of the landscape combined with by far the most scenic beach on the island will surely compensate you. It is a totally secluded beach with no facilities at all which makes it ideal for a quiet and relaxing swim, far from crowds. Neither food nor drink facilities are available in the area so you should get equipped with water and food. It is very possible to meet campers as well as nudists on the beach. Continuing for another 2 km of walking you can reach the Great Seitani, an equally beautiful beach.