Grammeno Camping, Crete, Greece

Grammeno Campsite - a few paces from the Libyan Sea in Kountoura, Paleochora
Open 24 hours
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2 days ago
Amazing camping site just a few meter from the beach. One of the most beautiful I have ever seen
- Giacomo G
5 months ago
I visited at the end of the season, beginning of October, so it was good to find the place still pretty neat, tidy and generally well kept. The cabin I stayed in was very clean, comfortable and had all I needed - bed, refrigerator, electricity, table and chairs outside and less than a minute to walk into the sea! The shared facilities were regularly cleaned and all seemed to be working ok. The camping was quiet and peaceful, with friendly staff on hand if needed. It was good to see the various 'pitches', both permanent and transitory were not crammed in, but had breathing space between them so neighbours do not overwhelm. The setting is glorious and the camping beach is beautiful; sand with some rocky areas in places. Ideal for paddling, swimming or just floating about..... There is easy access to a range of walks - shoreline or up into the mountains. As well as the on site bar/restaurant there is another restaurant just a few hundred yards up the road. The nearest town, Paleo...
- Eleanor A
10 months ago
A bit far from the city center but Really nice camping, the personnel is great, smiling and available. The beach is a good place to rest
- Nadège L

Open all year - Special winter prices

Grammeno Camping is right next to Grammeno Beach, just a few steps from the crystal clear Libyan Sea.

Summer season 2019 has begun!

The camping is gearing up for Summer 2019 and there is still work underway.

New for this year

We are pleased to announce an addition to our ever-popular range of cabin accommodation. Following the success of the introduction of four-bed wooden cabins, we are now able to offer enhanced cabins which include private WC and shower facilities as well as air conditioning. These are still under construction so will be available in a little while.


Bring your own tent 

€4.5 - €5.5/night + €7/night/adult, €3.5 child 4 - 10 years

Rent a tent

€6.5 - €10/night + €7/night/adult, €3.5 child 4 - 10 years

Bring your own motorhome

€7/night + €7/night/adult, €3.5 child 4 - 10 years. Electricity €4/night or by meter for longer stay.

Wooden Cabin (2 persons)

€35/night for two persons (double or single beds) including bedding, fridge, fan, wooden table and bench seats

Wooden Cabin (4 persons)

€55/night for four persons (separate bedrooms with double and single beds) including bedding, fridge, fan, wooden table and bench seats. Common bathrooms nearby.

Wooden Cabin with WC/Shower and air conditioning (4 persons)

€70/night for four persons (separate bedrooms with double and single beds) including bedding, private shower, WC and air conditioning, fridge, wooden table and bench seats (available from June 2019)

Larger Cabin (2 - 6 persons)

Cabins include living area, separate bedrooms with double and single beds, food preparation, private shower and WC, air conditioning, decking with wooden table and benches. From €60/night.

Campsite Facilities

There is a modern central bathroom block with toilets and hot showers. There are also cubicles with WC and WC and shower. Situated adjacent to the main beach gate are beach showers as well as other cold showers in various locations throughout the camping.

You can cook in our central kitchen where there are fridges and sinks and enjoy your meal in the nearby seating area or in your van or accommodation. You can also use the central barbecue near the kitchen. Fires are not permitted in any other location in or around the camping.

The camping has its own bar and restaurant* where you can be sure of a tasty snack, freshly-prepared meal or refreshing beverage. The bar and restaurant are open from early morning until late. * (May - October)

A minimarket* is located adjacent to the reception office for the basics. Fresh bread is delivered daily and can be pre-ordered from the reception. * (May - October)

Supermarkets are nearby in Kountoura (1km) or Paleochora (4.5km). Open Monday to Sunday* from 07:30 until 21:00. There are also local bars and restaurants within walking distance. *(Monday to Saturday November - April)

There is a modern, 15kg washing machine. Please ask a member of staff to assist you.

An open, guest WiFi service is available throughout the majority of the camping to enable customers to check their email and social media.

Local amenities and places of interest

These include the beach, walking or mountain biking in the nearby mountains, cycling or hiking. Fishing, snorkelling, diving, waterski or jet ski are just a few of the options. 

Visit the charming village of Paleochora only 4.5km by road. One of the few remaining communities on Crete where the inhabitants live year-round. It retains its ancient charm whilst providing visitors with a number of facilities and attractions. There’s a choice of beach: sand or pebbles: east or west. A castle, a museum and churches, restaurants and bars, banks and a good range of shops. As well as doctors and dentists, a vet, a pet shop and even a nightclub!

From Paleochora there are buses to Chania, Sougia, Kountoura and Elafonisi. A ferry to Gavthos or east along the coast to Sougia and beyond. A car or bike can be rented so you can please yourself. Walks to Sougia along the E4 coastal path or into the mountains for wonderful views. Visit Gialiskari Beach, wander up the Anydri Gorge or visit the ruins at Lissos.

Bus services are operated by KTEL (ΚΤΕΛ). Destinations and timetables for 2019 are to be found here. Prices can be obtained by use of the interactive ticket booking system which is sometimes unpredictable and cannot easily cope with journeys requiring a connection (Paleochora to Iraklion for example).

The south coastal ferries operate all year but are prone to cancellation during bad weather so it's better to check the day before if uncertain. Ferry timetables for 2019 are to be found here. Prices for 2019 here.

The renowned beach at Elafonissi is within hiking distance along the E4 coastal path. The road is less direct and is a bit of a drive! During the summer there is a small ferry which leaves Paleochora around 10:00 and will bring you back from Elafonisi in the afternoon.

Heading east from Paleochora towards the village of Anidri it is possible to park your car just past the Paleochora camping for a walk to Gialiskari beach and the gorge to Anidri. The gorge is approximately 3km with quite rough terrain is places. Allow two hours for the climb to Anidri village where you will be rewarded with the opportunity of refreshments at the Schoolhouse Kafeneion, a worthwhile stop. From there, you can descend via the road through another gorge to find your car.

Further afield are the Irini and Samaria Gorges. Both descend to the sea with the possibility of a ferry back to Paleochora. Of the two, Samaria is the more formidable with a descent of around 1,200m and distance of 13km compared to 500m and 7km for Irini There is a private bus service from the camping which can be booked at reception. The public bus service, KTEL, operates from the Paleochora bus station. See below for timetables and pricing. The public bus takes you to Omalos for the Samaria Gorge or to Agia Irini for the Irini Gorge. The Irini Gorge is open all year however Samaria only for the summer season. Of the two, Samaria is the most well known and consequently, the more crowded. At the base of the Samaria Gorge, there is a further 3km walk to Agia Roumeli and ferry back to Paleochora via Sougia. From the end of the Irini Gorge, there is a further 4.5km to Sougia and the ferry back to Paleochora.

From Paleochora a 5km journey will take you up in the mountains to the village of Azogires.  There are caves to explore, a waterfall, the monastery of the Holy Fathers which is now a museum, churches and the local Kafeneion for Sofia's omelette or other refreshments. From Azogires a two-hour walk will take you to Anidri and the head of the gorge which descends to the sea at Gialiskari.

What's the weather like at the camping?

Would you like to view the current weather conditions from the camping's own weather station? Click here for current weather or here for a ten-day forecast courtesy of Weather Underground.

So why not come to Grammeno for a day, a week or two, a month or even all year?

We are here all year round to welcome you to our bit of paradise by the sea. 

Give us a call on: 

00 44 7973 222 096 (English, français) 

00 30 6979 228 61 (Ελληνιkà, English, français)

send an email to or

or fill in the request form. You can also visit the main Grammeno Camping Website. 

Customer service is our number-one objective.

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