Aghia Irini Beach

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This is situated between Goudouras and Xerokampos, at the mouth of the Aghia Irini gorge. Sheltered and secluded, it has pebbles, very clear and blue-green waters and a rocky seabed.

Surrounded by sheer and lofty cliffs and a few tamarisks, with a cave to one side. Directly opposite is a small islet called Kymo

Not developed and without any support, you must arrange to have all the necessities with you if you wish to visit or camp. The strand can be reached from Xerokampos by a footpath.

The following beaches will be met with to the north, they are those just west of Xerokampos itself. 

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  • location West of Xerokampos, Sitia, Lasithi
  • free camping Yes
  • nudism Yes
  • beach type Thin Pebble
  • accommodation No
  • dinning No
  • other facilities


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Access Info

relevant routes & paths:

Sitia - Ziros - Zakros - Palekastro - Vai

Distance: 98 km from Agios Nikolaos, 11 km from Ziros, 7 km from Kalo Chorio.

By car/motorcycle: First you must get to Kalo Chorio. If you start from Ierapetra, get on the main road that connects Ierapetra with Sitia and eventually turn off towards Ziros. From Ziros continue on to Kalo Chorio.
Similarly, if you are starting from Sitia, take the main road leading to Ierapetra. At the village of Epano Episkopi turn left, following the road to Agios Spyridon and Ziros … and continue on to Kalo Chorio. From Kalo Chorio runs a dirt road, which narrows as it passes through the gorge of Agia Irini; it ends at the beach. The last bit down to the beach itself you have to do on foot.
By sea: By private boat. The harbours closest are at Goudouras and Xerokampos.

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