Katharades Beach

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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