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Agia Fotia beach


Agia Fotia beach in south east Crete is located 50km south east of Agios Nikolaos and 16km east of Ierapetra.
Agia Fotia is a small bay, formed right in front of the homonymous settlement at the exit of a verdant valley, well protected from the winds.
It takes its name after the local Church of Agia Fotini (or Agia Fotia) situated nearby.


Access By: Car/bus Beach Type: Pebbles
Depth: Normal Temperature: Normal
Organised: Yes Crowded: Normal
Natural Shade: Yes Windy: No
Family-friendly: Yes Blue Flag: Yes


Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, water sports, beach bar, cafes, restaurants, taverns, accommodation.


The beautiful beach of Agia Fotia is frequented by locals.
In its eastern part, there is a spring with fresh, potable water.
A beach volley tournament is being organised every year in July.

How to get to Agia Fotia

Agia Fotia beach can be accessed with frequent public buses from Ierapetra to Makrigialos.
If you choose to drive from Ierapetra, follow the coastal provincial road Ierapetras-Sitias to the east.
If you choose to drive from Agios Nikolaos, follow the new National road (E75) connecting Agios Nikolaos and Sitia.
When you reach Pachia Ammos, turn right to the provinicial road Pachia Ammou- Gdohias to the south, leading to Ierapetra.

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