Stephanou beach is located at the position of Seitan Limania (i.e. satan harbours), 22km northeast of Chania.
The wider area is named Seitan Limania, after the wild landscape, the steep cliffs and the strong sea streams which are considered dangerous.
The beach has fine pebbles and sand, transferred there from the nearby quarry through the canyon Diplohahalo.
The fame of the beach has faced a rapid increase since 2010, some years after the asphalt road reached the place; the beach is crowded in during peak season.
There is a narrow steep path starting from the parking place and leading to the beach, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.