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Achlia beach


Achlia or Galini beach as locals call it, is located 50km south east of Agios Nikolaos and 15km east of Ierapetra.
It is a scenic quiet cove with grey coarse sand and amazing light blue waters.


Access By: Car Offroad: Yes
Beach Type: Coarse sand Depth: Deep
Temperature: Cool Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Yes Crowded: No
Windy: No Family-friendly: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, water sports, parking, cafe, snack, canteen, tavernas, accommodation, mini markets.


The beach is well protected from the winds and has many tamarisk trees.
Achlia is ideal for peaceful family holidays with rooms to let on the beach.
You will definitely enjoy swimming in the beautiful light blue waters which make it resemble a safe swimming pool!

How to get to Achlia

Achlia beach is accessible by rented or private cars and motorbikes.
If you come from Agios Nikolaos and Sitia, follow the main road to Ierapera.
Little before entering Ieraptera you will see a left sign to Makrigialos and Ferma.
Follow that coastal road and after about 15km you will see a sign pointing to Galini beach.

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