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Koutsounari beach


Koutsounari beach in Lasithi south east Crete is one of the longest beaches in the island, located 7km east of Ierapetra and 42km south east of Agios Nikolaos town,
The beach starts from the camping of Koutsounari, just eastern of the homonymous resort and extends for several kilometres eastwards, almost up to Agia Fotia.


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


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The wide beach of Koutsounari has wonderful coarse grey sand, but in the sea it turns into fine sand.
The eastern part isn’t organised, and as a result it is much more isolated and quiet.
However, the beach is very well organised near the hotels and beach bars.
Due to its length Koutsounari beach never gets too crowded.
Its only negative aspect is that it is exposed to the winds and therefore often features large waves.

How to get to Koutsounari

Koutsounari beach is accessible with public buses from Ierapetra and by rented or private cars and motorbikes.
If you choose to drive from Agios Nikolaos or Sitia, follow the national road towards Ierapetra to the south and head east of the latter.

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