Menies or Diktynna beach is 45 km northwest of Chania, at the northeast edge of the Rodopi Peninsula and at the exit of Fountas Gorge. It is a secluded beach with pebbles and deep blue waters. Although the access to the beach is made from a 23 km long dirt road and it is a bit tedious, the destination will reward and fascinate you. It is ideal for those who want to relax and be isolated.
The beach is not easily affected by the usual northwestern winds of the area. Those who choose to visit it should take the necessary supplies, as there is no infrastructure many miles away.
According to the archaeological finds, on the Menies beach, there was the ancient city of Diktynna and the altar of Vrytomartida, the goddess protector of the sailors who came to Crete during the Christian and Roman times. About 1 kilometer southwest of the beach is the very old monastery of Saint George. It was built in the 9th century but was abandoned after the constant raids of the pirates.
For those who want to arrive, easily on Menies beach, they can choose one of the boats that make the route starting from Platanias.