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Best beach in east Crete

Decide to go there base on other review, although we have to drive from Agios Nikolaos. It's... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Crete, Greece
A gorgeous beach located north of Vai!

We were so happy to spend the day at Erimoupolis Beach with about maybe 20 other Greeks. This is a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Tampa, Florida
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The Erimoupoli beach located 26km east of Sitia , just north of the famous palm forest of Vai . The name takes the ancient city of Itanos , which remains in the area. Next to the archaeological site of Itanos are the three consecutive bays with...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot understand all These excellent Ratings. This beach is only sand (ok, it's golden sand) and rocks - and of course the beautiful turquise colored sea. But that's all - no trees, no shadow, nothing Special.

Thank aggiagg
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Decide to go there base on other review, although we have to drive from Agios Nikolaos. It's really worth a visit. 2 hours drive but we got really great time there. Wate is clean and clear. Enjoy for snorkeling and not to much wave. We...More

Thank idearz2105
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We were so happy to spend the day at Erimoupolis Beach with about maybe 20 other Greeks. This is a gem of a location and am hoping that everyone stays away because it is a lovely, unspoiled beach.

Thank grknurse1982
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Oh my god! Crystal clear waters, wonderful sand, unforgettable experience! Leave the car on the stony ground/sand of ancient Itanos climb a very small hill and in two minutes you are on the most beautiful beach you have seen. Do not forget: a bottle of...More

Thank uteHann
Reviewed 20 June 2018

we don't know Paradise but we have been at Erimoupolis and we think that could be better. The two beaches are so clean and water is wonderful, in the smaller one the sand is soft and the near ruins are very interesting, If you go...More

Thank renzo c
Reviewed 29 May 2018

It is difficult to describe this beach with words. Magic. The only negative thing is that you need to walk up a hill to reach the beach, but it 's worth it!

Thank Jenni E
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was a perfect beach when we visited there: peaceful, beutiful and nice nature around. We stayed on the beach and clibed also to the rocks nearby. Both were excellent.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

A wonderful sunny beach on your feet. unfortunately, there is no tree around which means that you have to bring your own means of shadow... no fresh water or coffee or snack around so make your own arrangements. Erimoupoli is one of the many beautifull...More

Thank Sophia L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A long trip to reach but really deserves It!long,sandy and clear water...no facilities but who cares?before visiting,carefully check for weather and wind.

Thank bill k
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This area is amazing, just round the corner from beautiful Vai, sandy beach and beautiful blue warm sea, well worth a visit

Thank Jacqui M
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