Kalo Nero Beach

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Kalo Nero and Koutsounari beaches at the east of Makrigialos are two lovely, secluded beaches  with crystal waters

Here is the village (Good Water – from some springs here) and the beach of the same name. In essence, it is one of three conjoined strands – Koustounari, Staousa and Anaskelou.

A lovely, secluded beach with crystal-clear waters. There is no infrastructure. Despite this (or because of it …) it is worth a visit – beauty, peace and relaxation: an attractive cocktail!

Koutsounari the first beach on the west is a secluded pebbly one, with plenty of rocks in the sea. 

The central section, Staousa, has small pebbles and crystal waters: when there, take a look at the cave at the east end. A small path, with steps, gives access to the beach from the road.

Anaskelou, the easternmost, has small pebbles on shore and large rocks in the sea: shut off from the local winds, it is used as a small harbour for small boats.

When hereabouts, the church of the Lady of Kalo Nero is worth a visit: built in 1881 on the ruins of a chapel to the Virgin, which in turn was a dependency of the Moni Kapsa and goes back to 1461.

Very close to Kalo Nero is Moni Kapsa, and its accompanying beach.

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Additional Info

  • location East of Makrigialos, Ierapetra, Lasithi
  • free camping Yes
  • nudism No
  • beach type Thin Pebble
  • accommodation Yes - limited choices
  • dinning Yes - enough choices
  • other facilities


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Access Info

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Distance: 68 km from Agios Nikolaos, 33 km from Ierapetra.

By car/motorcycle: From Ierapetra follow the road to the east. After Makrigialos turn right, continue on the road leading to the Kapsa Monastery and Goudouras until you reach the beach. Likewise, you can start from Sitia and follow the main road leading to Ierapetra. Before Makrygialo turn left, continue on the road leading to the Kapsa monastery and Goudouras until you reach the beach of Kalo Nero.
By bus: Services run to Kalo Nero from Ierapetra

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