Sitia beaches

Agia Fotia


Agia Fotia beaches
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Agia Fotia is located 7km east of Sitia and 76km east of Agios Nikolaos, on the road to Vai. It takes its name after the church of Agia Fotini. In front of the village of the region stretches a long beachfront with rocky and sandy coves that has attracted several hotels recently. The secluded beaches of Agia Fotia is prone to north winds and you’ll rarely find them peaceful. It is a relatively good choice for quiet moments, since there are not too many facilities around. The easternmost beach of the area, before Cape Sidero, is Analoukas.

If you come in Agia Fotia, you can visit the cave located on the beach, where traces of ancient habitation have been found. Southern, on the hill Koufoto, archaeologists have found a small fortified preminoan palace with 37 rooms, all built around a central courtyard. East of this building, scientists located the largest cemetery of the Bronze Age in Greece with 302 tombs of various types. In this cemetery many pots, axes, hand mill, spearheads, etc., were found and they are housed today in the Archaeological Museum of Sitia and the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture, East Crete, North Crete, Sitia area
  • Sea water color: Blue
  • Sand type: Sand
  • Depth: Shallow
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Normal
  • Facilities: Accommodation options nearby, Food / water nearby
  • Other Information: Nudism friendly, Tree Shade
  • Accessibility: Bus services, Paved road

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