Places near Agia Fotia ierapetra
Agia Fotia Beach in MakriGialos region:
A famous and small touristic summer resort at the southern coastline (Libyan Sea) between Makri Gialos and Ierapetra. The beach is beside the central road of Ierapetra - Sitia and very easy to approach.
Is is also close by two other resorts, Ferma and Koutsouras. The area is very quiet compared to other pieces of Crete. In order to reach Agia Fotia you take the exit leading from the main road that runs between Ierapetra and the seaside resort of Makrigialos. The road down the hill is very steep. At the end of the road down at the beach you can park your car in front of the Agia Fotia Taverna.
The beach of Agia Fotia is about 150 - 200 meters long. It is a sandy beach and in the center is very wide. The beach is surrounded by very high rocks and mountains to the south and it is very picturesque. Here and there you find trees for some shade, but there are also a number of umbrellas and sun beds for rent.
The distance from the main road is about 100m. There is a sign next to a small parking plot with just the word “Beach” on it.
At first you walk a path through olive groves and afterwards you continue on a well-preserved path which leads you downhill until you reach the eastern part of the beach.
There is also access to the western part of the beach to the central asphalt road through concrete stairs, but this second option is difficult to be found from the main road. These regions are almost exclusively visited by locals and rarely you can see tourists there, because they are off the beaten track and unknown.
We are located between the known beaches Agia Fotia and Achlia, at the south-east coast of Crete in the beautiful perfecture of Lassithi, 15 kms eastern from the city of Ierapetra, on the way to Sitia.
The peaceful settlement of Galini (Galini means serenity) offers a calm relaxation and escape from the stress of everyday life.