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Tholos beach

Location

Tholos beach is located 29km eastern of Agios Nikolaos, 45 from Sitia, 23km north of Ierapetra and 3km from the village of Kavousi which is found on the main road connecting Agios Nikolaos and Sitia.

Characteristics

Access By: Car Beach Type: Sand/pebbles
Depth: Shallow Temperature: Normal
Organised: Little Crowded: No
Family-friendly: Yes Natural Shade: Yes
Offroad: Yes Windy: Yes

Facilities

Showers, parking, cafe, snack, a canteen open from late March til late October, accommodation options.
There are several rooms to let and taverns at the nearby village of Kavoussi.

Notes

The beach is formed at the exit of a fertile valley, surrounded by olive and vine groves.
Tholos beach features large pebbles to its east end while moving westwards the beach has soft brown sand and pebbles with shallow waters and sandy sea bed.
It is affected by the winds and on those days the sea bed is being stirred, granting the waters an exotic blue colour!
The road runs along the beach with many tamarisk trees offering shade.
There are several archaeological sites in the vicinity as are two Byzantine churches, one of which, the church of Agios Georgios contains frescoes.
Tholos is isolated and quiet, perfect for those of you who favour peaceful surroundings.

How to get to Tholos

Tholos is accessible by private cars and motorbikes.
On the road connecting Agios Nikolaos and Sitia, take a left turn as soon as you reach Kavousi, opposite the church.
There is a sign leading to the beach which you will find at the end of a road, driving through olive groves.

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