Seitan Limania is one of the places that very often appears on the holiday wish lists of tourists vacationing in the area of western Crete. The popularity of this beach should not come as a surprise as it is very picturesque and photogenic. During the peak tourist season, this place is visited by hundreds of tourists every day. Unfortunately, such great popularity and the lack of a convenient descent to the beach has consequences. As in previous years, this year also systematically provides information on accidents that take place on the local hiking trail. For some of the injured people, a trip to Seitan Limania often ends with bruises and serious fractures.
The last two relatively serious accidents took place within 10 days. In both cases the fire brigade and other services were forced to undertake a very difficult and logistically backbreaking rescue operation.
Due to the very steep slope of the slope, it is impossible to transport the injured person to the parking lot above Seitan Limania. Firefighters assisted by EKAB paramedics must transport the injured person to the coast, where a coast guard boat is waiting for them. This unit transports injured people to Marathi Beach. Only at this point can the injured person be transferred to the ambulance.
Just for this reason, the Mountaineers Association in Chania proposes that a clear marking should be placed first, indicating the safest descent. Another action that, according to the association, should be taken in the near future is the creation of a path with stairs.
The Association also appeals to put at the entrance to the trail that it is required to wear, for example, sports shoes. Many tourists going to Seitan Limania today are not aware of what the descent to the beach looks like. They come here in various types of beach sandals or ordinary foam flip-flops. According to the services, the lack of reasonable footwear is one of the causes of slips and, consequently, falls.
Over the years, our website has repeatedly posted information that there are accidents on the trail to the Seitan Limania beach. Just for this reason, if your vacation plans include visiting this place, we would like to remind you once again to be careful in this place and remember to take appropriate footwear with you.