Grias Pidima beach



Bonda beach (Grias Pidima)
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Bonda beach (or Grias Pidima) is located 49km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 14km east of Ierapetra, in the territory of the village Schinokapsala, between the seaside settlements of Agios Panteleimonas and Ahlia. Just below the main road connecting Ierapetra to Makrygialos, you will meet this small beach with coarse dark sand and rocks in places, totally secluded and ideal for isolation, compared to other beaches of the area. The is accessed through a small plateau near the main road. 

The word bonda is a forgotten Cretan word for the small river / stream. On the other hand,  the name Grias Pidima means Old lady's jump and refers to a local tradition, that once an old woman jumped from the cliffs, so as Turks could not catch her alive.

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  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture, East Crete, South Crete, Ierapetra area
  • Sea water color: Deep blue, Blue
  • Sand type: Fine Pebbles
  • Depth: Normal
  • Sea surface: Usually calm
  • Crowds: Normal
  • Accessibility: Bus services, Paved road
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