Explore the majestic islet of

Koufonissi

Lassithi

The remote and unknown to most people Koufonissi (Sitia area) has 36 different beaches, some of which would easily be ranked among the best on earth. Visitors can admire the beauty of white rocks next to the blue of the South Cretan Sea and enjoy the tranquility of nature in turquoise waters. Indeed Princess Diana and Prince Charles spent some days enjoying her baths in Koufonissi.

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Kamarelles beach

Kamarelles beach, opposite the small islet of Marmaro and next to the ancient Roman Theatre, is an amazing sandy beach. It is very interesting to watch ancient pillars while snorkeling! On the south end of the beach, we meet two impressive natural arches, called Kamarelles.

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Asprougas beach

The area of Asprougas could easily be described as an open-air geological museum, full of fossils (one slope of the area is fully covered with fossils from a extinct species of snail). Besides the rich fossils, the morphology of the whole area with the white and stripped rocks scattered everywhere is amazing.

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Hiliaderfia beach

In the southeastern part of the magic island is formed Chiliaderfia bay with 4 beaches and 2-3 islets colored by the characteristic white color of the rocks of the area, which in ancient times gave the island its name Lefki (i.e. white). All beaches have shallow water, as clear as anywhere in Crete, and fine golden sand.

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Prosfora beach

The longest beach at Koufonissi lies at the southeast part of the islet, overlooking Africa! Amazing clean water, rocky seabed ideal for snorkeling and smooth sand ideal for playing beach tennis. The only problem is the lack of shade.

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