Agia Fotia
Crete | Greece

1. Santa Fotia December 20, 2010 12:42

Agia Fotia, one of the favorite beaches of all Cretans, is located 45km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 12km east of Ierapetra. It is a small bay formed at the mouth of a small stream that descends from the surrounding mountains. The settlement takes its name after the local Church of Agia Fotini (or Agia Fotia). The area is hidden in plane trees and tamarisks, while the bay is surrounded by high mountains and cliffs that create a magic scenery.

The bay has a beautiful beach, which is very famous and popular to locals. The beach has coarse grayish sand and crystal clear calm waters. It's a little organized and there are few taverns and hotels around. Next to the beach, there is a good beach bar offering very nice cocktails and drinks.You can camp under the tamarisk trees of the beach. In recent years, beach volley tournaments are being organized every year at the local court. Finally, do not forget to walk up to the eastern end of the beach, where there is a spring on the rocks with potable fresh water, just next to the shore.