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Beaches between Ierapetra and Makrigialos
Between Makrigialos and Ierapetra
in southern Crete are several smaller tourist resorts with fine beaches.
They are in order from east to west: Koutsounari, Agia Fotia,
Ferma, Kakia Skala, Kakkos and Koutsounari.
There are tavernas, hotels and pensions on all the beaches, and there
are sunbeds and umbrellas if you want to rent.
Agia Fotia beach in one direction.
Agia Fotia beach in the other direction.
The beaches that I like the most are Ferma and Kakkos beach. Between these two beaches is a place called Vothoni, where there is an old Roman fish tank carved out of the rock. It is quite strange that there were fish farms even then. The sea was not fished out at that time.
Ferma beach which is also known as Kakia Skala.
The Roman fish tank in Vothoni between Ferma and Kakkos
Kakkos beach seen from the fish tank in Vothoni.
The beach in Koutsounari is one of the widest beaches I have ever seen, and also one of the longest beaches I have ever seen in Greece. There is room here for every single tourist in all of Crete. The beach is also called Long beach and it really fits this extremely long and wide beach.
The exploited part of Koutsounari beach.
The unexploited part of Koutsounari beach from one side.
Koutsounari beach in the other direction. You can understand why the beach is called Long beach.
WHAT YOU MUST NOT MISS WHEN YOU ARE IN THE AREA