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Agiannis beach

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The Agiannis, or Agios Ioannis (Saint John) beach, nestled on the Gavdos island, is situated 4km west of Sarakiniko beach. You can access it either via a bus ride starting from Karave, Gavdos’ harbour, or by a one-hour walk from Sarakiniko. The stunning beauty of the beach and its surrounding area can’t be captured within these lines of text. It’s no wonder that Discovery Channel rated Agiannis as the world’s second-best beach, only surpassed by a beach in Hawaii. Indeed, Agiannis is an awe-inspiring secluded sandy beach, set amidst a wild African-esque landscape.

The location is adorned with sand dunes, exquisite rocks, pines, and junipers. The beach is unorganized but features a small nearby tavern and a mini-market. The sea is shallow, and the water exhibits remarkable clarity. A visit here will undoubtedly convince you that this wonderful location is one of the most beautiful on Earth. Naturism is permitted in this tranquil area, though you’ll have more privacy at the neighbouring Lavrakas beach. Camping is also allowed, as long as you respect the delicate environment and the protected junipers.

The beach inherits its name from the chapel of St. John. Ruins of ancient buildings and engraved tanks have been discovered around the church and the area’s hill. Remnants of a Roman building can be found on the beach. The stunning juniper-wood, known as Kedrodasos, is located to the north and west of the beach, and it holds significant ecological importance. A Hellenistic cemetery, referred to by locals as the cedarwood, is situated north of Kedrodasos. The cemetery, which has been recognized as an archaeological site, is home to 20 carved graves, albeit all have been plundered and looted.


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Most frequent asked questions

What is the location of Agiannis beach?

Agiannis beach is located in the region of Pelion, in the eastern part of Greece.

Is Agiannis beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Agiannis beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm.

Are there any water sports activities available at Agiannis beach?

No, there are no water sports activities available at Agiannis beach.

Is there a lifeguard on duty at Agiannis beach?

No, there is no lifeguard on duty at Agiannis beach.

Is there a parking area near Agiannis beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Agiannis beach.

What is the best time to visit Agiannis beach?

The best time to visit Agiannis beach is during the summer months, from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny.

Is there a restaurant or cafe near Agiannis beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Agiannis beach where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.

Is Agiannis beach accessible for people with disabilities?

No, Agiannis beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are stairs leading down to the Agiannis beach.

What is the water colour of the Agiannis beach?

The water colour of the Agiannis beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Agiannis beach?

The Agiannis beach has sand.

How deep is the water at the Agiannis beach?

The water at the Agiannis beach is shallow.

What is the surface of the sea like at the Agiannis beach?

The sea surface at the Agiannis beach is usually wavy.

What is the crowd like at the Agiannis beach?

The Agiannis beach is usually quiet.

What facilities are available at the Agiannis beach?

Food and water are available nearby.

How can the Agiannis beach be accessed?

The Agiannis beach can be accessed by walking.

Is the Agiannis beach nudism friendly?

Yes, the Agiannis beach is nudism friendly.

Is there tree shade available at the Agiannis beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the Agiannis beach.

Is the Agiannis beach a seaturtle nesting point?

Yes, the Agiannis beach is a seaturtle nesting point.

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Offering city views, Villa Kastri in Gavdos offers accommodation and a garden. Free WiFi is availablethroughout the property.

Offering a terrace or balcony with views of the sea and mountain, the units feature air conditioning, a seating area, cable flat-screen TV and kitchenette. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The apartment offers a picnic area.

If you would like to discover the area, hiking and walking tours are possible in the surroundings and Villa Kastri can arrange a car rental service.

The nearest airport is Chania International, 122 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a free airport shuttle service.




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  • Gavdos

Remotely located in Gavdos Island, Gavdos Princess offers a restaurant and self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available in public areas.

Opening to a terrace with Libyan Sea, mountain and garden views, all air-conditioned apartments at Gavdos Princess feature a kitchenette with cooking hobs and dining table. A seating area, a TV, and a bathroom with a shower come standard.

The closest beach, as well as restaurants and mini markets can be found at a distance of 3 km. Shuttle service can be arranged free of charge. Free private parking is possible on site.

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  • Sgoudiana

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All rooms open to a terrace with views. Every unit comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. The windows are fitted with insect mesh. Towels and bed linen are available. Fans are available to guests.

Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, with packed lunches available on request.

The area is popular for hiking. Transfer from/to the port can be provided at an extra charge. There is a bus service from/to our accommodation.

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