Glyka Nera, a beach which is found 75km south of Chania and 4km west of Hora Sfakion. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of south Crete and it is well hidden between the massive mountains of Sfakia. In 2003, the London Times had ranked it in the 20 most beautiful beaches of Europe. It is named after the water springs that spout next and in the sea, and as a result the water there remains cold even in the summer.
The beach has pebbles with typical deep blue water. The only way for someone to reach it is by boat. Although the beach is deserted, there is a canteen on a rock at the west side of the beach which sells food, soft drinks and rents sunbeds. There are also lots of tamarisks at the beach, under which you will find some shade.