Surrounded by conglomerate cliffs that create a magic scenery, Agia Fotia is a favorite beach to the locals and residents of Ierapetra city, that keeps its quiet atmosphere and authentic character, with amazing crystalline waters, covered with soft grayish sand. The beach is irresistible to those who like snorkeling, as the visibility is perfect, and is ideal for guests who want to have a peace of mind, but also enjoy the conveniences of an organized beach. In recent years, beach volley tournaments are being organized every year at the local court. On weekends, come early if you want to ensure a parking spot.
Agia Fotia is located 45km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 12km east of Ierapetra and is considered one of the best beaches in South Lassithi. The south coast of Crete is well known for its beautiful pristine beaches border with the Libyan sea. It is no coincidence that most of the scuba diving schools dive on this side of Crete. If you plan to explore the beaches of the southern Lassithi, then you should definitely visit the beach of Agia Fotia to enjoy its wild scenery and eventful sea life.
Agia Fotia is a beautiful bay formed at the mouth of a stream that descends from the mountain of Thripti. It took its name after the local Church of Agia Fotini (or Agia Fotia), at a distance of about 200m from the beach. After all that exploring, head for dinner to the tavern located just above the beach, it is one of the best choices in the area.
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