Skaleta you can meet the last part of the vast beachfront of East Rethymnon. Skaleta beachfront is open to the winds and is usually wavy.
The surrounding area has developed in recent years, being now full of large hotels and touristic amenities.
There are frequent bus services from Rethymno to Sfakaki, Stavromenos and Skaleta.
During summer nights, from May to September, loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand of the Gulf. So, it is usual to see small parts of the beach where nests have been identified, being blocked and not accessible by visitors