Koutalas Bay is a hidden gem, located only 5km from the fishing village of Almyrida. It is a small cove, with steep cliffs each side and a pebbly beach. There is a small pergola created by locals, which provides shade in the heat of the day. The cove has crystal clear water and is perfect for swimming or snorkeling. Goats visit the area regularly and can be seen and heard on the cliff above the beach. Koutalas Bay can be located from the village of Kokkino Chorio. It is a steep drive down to the cove with limited parking, so you may prefer to park at the top and walk down. This is the place to escape the crowds and explore the real Cretan landscape. There are no amenities located here.