Koufonisi Beach

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At a distance of 3.5 nautical miles south-southeast of Cape Goudouras and 10 nautical miles southeast of Makrigialos is a small and uninhabited island Koufonissi or Aspro. On the island there are beautiful sandy beaches and most of it is covered with fine sand and scenery reminiscent of African desert. There is no organization so make sure you have your basics. Please do not leave anything behind you when leaving. Access to your own boat or tour boat (daily in the morning) from Makrigialos.

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Harbor Makrygialos

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Schisma Harbor

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Sitia Harbor

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Agios Nikolaos Marina

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The Marina of Agios Nikolaos, well protected in all weather conditions, is built to European standards and is capable of accommodating up to 255 boats all year round. The Marina provides all the necessary facilities for a pleasant short or long stay for yacht passengers and a safe environment for the boats.

Plakas Anchorage

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Mochlos Anchorage

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Kouremenos Anchorage

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Lagoufa Beach at Analipsis

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On the east, after the long beach there are two small beaches in front of the big hotels Sunwing and Small Town. These beaches are named Lagoufa.

West of the harbor is the Kalamokania beach, where the water is slightly deeper. The beach is also sandy with small pebbles on the edge and served by the nearby cafes.

In front of the Roman villa is the beach Katovigli, pebbles and is affected by the winds. The beach has sunbeds and bars, although the harbor with its cafes are close by and can accommodate anyone .

The largest beach in Makrigialos is the beach, which was formerly known as Hani. Most simply say Makty Gialos (Long beach) because it has a length of almost a kilometer.

Plaka Beach

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Pebble beach located 16 kilometers north of Agios Nikolaos, 5 km north of the tourist resort of Elounda. The beach next to the village, which became known worldwide from Victoria Hislop's book of The Island.

Diaskari Beach at Lagkada

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Beach Diaskari is quite popular and attracts many young people who generally want to avoid the organized beaches. The beach is sandy and pebble in parts with large stone slippery slabs.

Lagkadas Beach

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Lagada Beach, 6 km from Makrigialos is a great beach as Diaskari is not organized to those who do not want umbrellas, deckchairs and beach bar. It is sandy, sheltered from the wind and often you can see nudists.

Kalo Nero Beach

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About 38 km east of Ierapetra. An idyllic place, with crystal clear water and relatively isolated, Kalo Nero is the last beach east of Ierapetra, before Goudouras.

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The beach Mavros Kolympos with black pebbles and gravels is located 16 kilometers east of Ierapetra. It is a beach well protected from winds.

The secluded and very quiet beach Moni Kapsa is located 68 km southeast from Agios Nikolaos, 33 km east of Ierapetra and 10 km east from Makrigialos and are not sheltered from the wind. Actually it is a few consecutive coves with pebbles and some sand that will help you find your own to enjoy the crystal clear sea and peace.

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Koutsouras Beach

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The beach Koutsouras with dark gray pebbles lying stretched out on its back with crystal and blue-green waters. Located 55 km southeast from Agios Nikolaos and 20 kilometers east of Ierapetra, in front of the seaside village and is well protected from the winds.

Deserted, secluded sandy beach just before the settlement Amoudara as you go from Ierapetra to Myrtos. You must leave the car on the road and follow the trail for about 200 meters.

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Achlias Beach

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Ahlia sandy beach located 15 kilometers east of Ierapetra, in front of the homonymous small settlement, well protected from the winds that blow in the region. The visitor can enjoy the sea and the sun, enjoying all the amenities of the relatively well-organized beach (sunbeds, umbrellas, sea sports etc) without the crowds.

Beautiful bay with fine sand and crystal waters 10 kilometers east of Ierapetra. The tiny sandy bay of Agia Fotia (Holy Fire) holds perhaps the most beautiful beach bar of the county with latin, cuban, and acid jazz sounds, which makes it very popular among young people.

Fermas Beach

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Sandy beach 9 kilometers east of Ierapetra. The beach is sheltered from the wind though it is not organized.

Koutsounari Beach

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Large sandy beach, 7 kilometers east of Ierapetra. It starts from the camping Koutsounari east of the homonymous tourist resort and extends several kilometers to the east almost to the Holy Fire.

Deserted Beach

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Once the outskirts of Ierapetra, about 4-5 km along the road to Koutsounari will see a sign that says NISSAN right side of the road. Take the dirt road and soon you will find yourself in a stunning secluded sandy beach.

Chrysi Beach at Chrusi

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The islet of Chryssi (official name) or Gaidouronisi is located 8 miles south of Ierapetra on the Libyan Sea and is uninhabited, but has very nice beaches and great history. One of the best beaches in Greece, with beautiful golden sand, full of small shells and gorgeous turquoise waters.

Ierapetras Beach

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Sandy beach in front of the town center and is well protected from winds. The position of the beach in the city ensures guests several amenities.

Ierapetras 2nd Beach

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East of Ierapetra, about the sixth kilometer of road to Koutsounari, there is a forgotten and isolated fantastic beach. The beach is affected by the winds of the region.

The quiet pebbly beach Karavostasi lies 12 km South from Agios Nikolaos, west of the resort village Istron and on the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra. Beach is sheltered from the wind.

Tholos Beach at Kavousi

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Tholos beach is 26 km from Agios Nikolaos. It is a beautiful sandy beach with trees around, where bathers can lay down their shade.

The Krinaki beach got its name from the beautiful wild lilies that grow near the beach, located 3-4 km north of Xerokampos (dirt road) near the mouth of a river which is usually dry. The beach does not have any tourist facilities or other facilities for swimmers.

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If a west wind blows then it is difficult to enjoy a swim at Goudouras.Then you can enjoy the crystal clear waters in Atherinolakos.

The pebbled beach Goudouras located 73 km southeast from Agios Nikolaos and 37 kilometers east of Ierapetra, in front of the homonymous coastal settlement (approximately 300 residents). It is the last village in the eastern part of the south coast of Crete.

Sandy beach located in downtown Agios Nicholaos beside the diving center. It is a beach that offers all the amenities for swimmers.

Tholos - Kavousi Beach

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The pebbled beach Tholos (or Kavoussi) is located 26 km east of Agios Nikolaos, 3.5 km north of the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia (village Kavoussi) after Thick Ammos.

Small isolated beach with sand and pebbles below Kavoussi. Up to a point you can go by road (dirt).

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Pachia Ammou pebbled beach is located 20 km southeast from Agios Nikolaos, on the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra, right next to the homonymous beautiful coastal village. Beach is not protected from the winds and is for the lovers of big waves.

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It is a sandy beach located 20 kilometers southeast of the Saint Nicholas in front of the homonymous village. Beach is well protected from the wind because of the small pier harbor which offers a safe and relaxing swimming.

Small pebbled beach in front of the camping 'Gournia' is located 19 km southeast from Agios Nikolaos on the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra, after Istro before the Pachia Ammos. Beach is well protected from the winds in a small cove.

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The long sandy beach Almyros is the best beach in town, located about 1 kilometer south of the center of Agios Nicholaos in a well protected from the wind inlet. It is very well organized beach providing swimmers all the comforts with deck chairs and umbrellas, almost in the city and ideal for families with young children because it has shallow waters.

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Ammoudara Beach

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Ammoudaras is a sandy beach. Nearby you will find restaurants, cafes, etc.

It is a sandy beach in the city center of Agios Nikolaos well organized with plenty of sun loungers and parasols. To stay near the beach are all hotels and eating all the restaurants nearby.

Xerokambos is a pristine area, 48 km from Sitia, 28 km from Palekastro and 10 km from Zakros. The stunning scenery assemble mountains, gorges, olive groves and fantastic deserted beaches with sand.

The sandy beach of Ammoudi is located in downtown Agios Nicholaos is one of the most popular. It is a beach that offers all the amenities for swimmers.

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The Kitroplateia is a beach in the city center of Agios Nikolaos with deck chairs and umbrellas and is sheltered from the winds. Visitors can enjoy all the comforts of the beach because it is in the heart of the city.

The sandy beach Ammos is located near the city center and is sheltered from the winds. Visitors to the beach have at their disposal all the tourist infrastructure of the city for accommodation, food, fun and entertainment, shops,many services and the opportunity before or after their swim to see all the beauties of the city and the region.

This is a beach in the city center of Agios Nikolaos with sunbeds and snack-bars. There are pebbles, grass and has many trees around where the shade they provide offer visitors a comfortable spot.

Beautiful sandy beach north of the port, located 11 km north of Agios Nikolaos. Not affected by the wind because they are protected from the peninsula.

Istro Bay Hotel Beach

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Located 13 km south of the city of Saint Nicholas in the tourist village Istro next to the Chryssi Akti beach in front of the hotel Istro Bay Hotel. Great sandy beach in a cove with turquoise waters and very well organized (sunbeds, umbrellas, sea sports etc).

TheChryssi Akti (i.e Golden Coast) is located 13 km south of the town of Agios Nikolaos in the tourist village Istro.

The quietpebble beach of Agios Panteleimon is located 12 km South from Agios Nikolaos (next to the beach Karavostasi) ahead of the holiday village and Istro on the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra. Beach is sheltered from the wind.

Mochlos Beach

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Mochlos is a small pebbled beach west of the picturesque little fishing village of the same name and is located 48 km east of Agios Nikolaos and 34 west of Sitia. Influenced by the winds that blow in the region.

Xenodocheio Mochlos Beach

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Front and beside the hotel Mochlos. In front of the hotel you will find an organized beach with all amenities provided by the hotel.

Tigania Beach at Kalavros

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Deserted beach with pebbles and sand near the village of Calabria. The beach is small and isolated.

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Very little secluded, deserted pebbled beach for the few. On the beach there are some trees for shade during the midday hours.

Kato Zakros Beach

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The European path E4 after passing Zakros with its beautiful springs and remarkable gorge of the dead ends in the valley of Kato Zakros Minos four thousand years ago built one of his palaces. The settlement of Kato Zakros, which is only 8 km from Pano Zakros and 25 km from Palekastro is the most impressive small fishing village, tucked away in the southeast corner of Crete, behind the beautiful beach with tamarisk trees.

The beach is at the end of the gorge in Chochlakoi. Deserted beach with pebbles and sand.

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Skinia Beach at Agkathia

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Skinias beach is actually a wide area, 4 km southeast of Palekastro and between Snow and Beach Karoumes. A series of small coves with sand and pebbles, crystal clear waters and wild natural beauty.

Chiona Beach

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Chiona is located 22 km away from Sitia and 2 km from Palekastro It is not only offers clear, cool waters but also the traditional soup of Crete, which anyone can enjoy in the picturesque taverns. Along the beach there are trees which generously offer their shade.

Kouremenos Beach

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Very long sandy beach Kouremenos (1.5 km long) is located 21 km east of Sitia and 2 km east of the village in the bay Palekastro Grant.

Beautiful little secluded beach with a small colored pebbles 23 km from Sitia and just 4 from Palekastro. The clear blue waters of the Libyan Sea will fascinate you.

This small beach is not organised but is the most beautiful in the region. The low surrounding hills isolate it and offer an almost silent, 'private', but also exceptionally beautiful beach.

Vai Beach at Toplou

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This is an exotic beach with the only palm of Europe and is located 24 km east of Sitia. It is a beach with fine sand and pebbles from a real oasis for the desert landscape of eastern Crete.

From the point of Syros you arrive by car you can take away - 5 minutes - the footpath next to the old town of Itanos. Behind the hill you will find a very pretty little secluded beach with coarse sand.

From the point of Syros you arrive by car you can take away - 5 minutes - the path (you'll find very easily) over the hill. At the end of the trail you will find an amazing beach with coarse sand.

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Just north of the beautiful palm grove and beach is the sandy beach of Syros .And here the visitor can combine the good swim with the visit of the ruins of ancient Itanos.

Poumpelle Beach at Toplou

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Small absolutely deserted sandy beach. There is no organization so make sure you have supplies with you - an umbrella, hat, water, etc.

Deserted Beach at Toplou

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Small absolutely deserted sandy beach. There is no organization so make sure you have supplies with you - an umbrella, hat, water, etc.

Deserted beach with pebbles and sand below the village of Agia Fotia. There is nothing special except that it offers the visitor the tranquility and seclusion.

Petras Beach at Siteia

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The beach of Petra is a long sandy beach below the beach of Sitia. Ideal for families and children.

Sitia Beach at Siteia

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Great beach near the port and the center of Sitia. Ideal for families and children.

Totally secluded beach located northwest of the village close to Sitia Panagia Faneromeni. Visitors should come with their own supplies sure to enjoy the solitude and the unspoiled nature.

Papadiokampos Beach

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Totally secluded beach located northwest of Sitia. Visitors should come with their own supplies sure to enjoy the solitude and the unspoiled nature.

Creta’s Happy Divers

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Crete Underwater Center

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Diving Center

Based within the hotel complex, directly on the beach, our facilities include a classroom with modern teaching materials, such as, books and videos in different languages. Authorized by PADI, CMAS, BSAC and IANTD with qualified and experienced instructors, we offer a wide range of courses, according to programs, from the above worldwide recognized organizations.

Pelagos Dive Center

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Diving Center

Pelagos is a fully qualified and established diver training center where learning to dive is made easy and fun by PADI instructors. A relaxed atmosphere combined with the latest teaching methods makes learning easy and fun.

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