A beach with crystal-clear, deep water, coarse sand and plenty of flat and smooth rocks on the sea bed: be wary of these last as they are often highly slippery underfoot! Tamarisks grow wild all about, with their welcome shade. The beach itself is developed: you will find sufficient umbrellas, sunbeds and showers. Further it is suitable for water-sports and has courts for beach volley-ball.
A number of large hotels operate by the beach, as well as plenty of rent-rooms and tavernas nearby.
Continuing to the east, the following beach is Koutsounari.
- Tips, Suggestions, Iseful info
- History, Culture
- What to do (Activities)
- What to see (Culture, Nature)
- location , Ierapetra, Lasithi
- free camping No
- nudism No
- beach type Sandy, Rocky
- accommodation Yes - plenty of choices
- dinning Yes - plenty of choices
- other facilities
There are umbrellas, sun beds and showers. There are also facilities for water sports.
relevant routes & paths:
Distance: 41 km from Agios Nikolaos, 6 km from Ierapetra.
By car/motorcycle: From Ierapetra follow the road to the east. After about 6 km you are at the beach. Likewise, you can start from Sitia and follow the main road leading to Ierapetra, passing through Makrigialos and Katharades.
By bus: Services run to Katharades from Sitia and Ierapetra.