Beaches near Kapetaniana

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Aghios Ioannis Beach

The beach in front of its village is quiet, with sand, pebbles and deep crystal-clear waters, perfect for spear-fishing and camping. There is no organized infrastructure on the beach, but nearby are some restaurants and rooms to rent.

To get to the beach, follow the dirt-road from the village of Kapetaniana. After about 8 km you will arrive at the settlement of Aghios Ioannis and the beach. The passage is quite arduous, but the vistas over the Libyan sea will reward your efforts.

Eligya Beach

Eligya is a deserted beach at South Crete (Asterousia), it lies at the mouth of a gorge. Perfect for anyone in pursuit of seclusion and relaxation

A deserted beach, it lies at the mouth of a gorge with the same name, at the end of a small promontory. Perfect for anyone in pursuit of seclusion and relaxation away from the fuss and bother of urban centres.

It is not organized, and has coarse sand, pebbles and clear deep waters.

To the east, you will discover an even more isolated beach, that of Aghios Antonios.

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  • location Aghios Ioannis, Gortina, Heraklio
  • free camping Yes
  • nudism Yes - in some areas
  • beach type Sandy, Thin Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - limited choices
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • other facilities

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Agios Ioannis

Distance: 73 km from Heraklion.

By car/motorcycle: Follow the dirt road from the village of Kapetaniana. After 8 km you will reach the village of Agios Ioannis. The beach is in front of the settlement.

Elygia

Distance: 73 km from Heraklion.

By car/motorcycle: Follow the dirt road from the village of Kapetaniana. After 8 km you are at the beach of Elygia.

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