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Gra Ligia beach


Gra Ligia beach is located about 5km west of Ierapetra town, 10km east of Mirtos and 40km south of Agios Nikolaos.
The beach extends for several kilometres up to Neos Myrtos.


Access By: Car/bus Beach Type: Coarse sand
Depth: DeepTemperature: Normal
Organised: Little Natural Shade: Yes
Crowded: No Windy: No


Few umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, parking, cafe, tavernas, accommodation, supermarkets.


The west part of the beack is more organised with few umbrellas and sunbeds, whereas moving eastern it only features large tamarisk trees.
In  June there is the revival of the traditional custom of “xentomatiasmata”, which is a war with tomatoes!
There are so many greenhouses scattered from Gra Ligia all the way until Neos Myrtos that the locals call the village “Silicon Valley of Crete”.

How to get to Gra Ligia

Gra Ligia is accessible from Ierapetra with frequent public buses.
If you choose to drive from Ierapetra, follow the provincial coastal road Pachia Ammou – Gdohias- Gra Ligias, west of the city.

1 Comment

  1. Simon, Bristol UK, September 18, 2013 at 13:04

    With so many greenhouses around it’s not worth stopping here, try the nearby sandy and clean beach of Myrtos.


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