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Agios Andreas beach

  • Agios Andreas beach


Close to the church of Agia Fotini starts the longest beach in the city of Ierapetra. The East Beach of Agios Andreas, named after the church of Saint Andrew built by the exit of the river Kotovianou, stretches for 4km to the east. In the beginning, you’ll find the well-organized municipal beach and many big hotels. From there, as you head eastwards, the beach becomes more secluded. However, it is not appropriate for nudists, because the main road linking the city with Makrigialos and Sitia runs along the shore. The beach close to the city centre is sandy, but as you head to the east, sand turns to small greyish pebbles and rocks in places till the area Livadia. 

The east end of the long Ierapetra beach is called Livadia, and beyond this, is called Peristeras. This is a secluded area with high cliffs surrounding it. The beach is sandy and has several smooth rocks in places. You can reach the easternmost part of Agios Andreas by walking down from the road. However, there is a second sandy beach in Peristeras, just behind the rocky end of the long beach, that can be accessed by the road. This is very well protected by prying eyes, but there are many rocks.



What is the location of Agios Andreas beach?

Agios Andreas beach is located in the Peloponnese region of Greece, near the town of Katakolo.

Is Agios Andreas beach suitable for families with children?

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

Are there any water sports activities available at Agios Andreas beach?

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

Is there any nearby accommodation available for visitors?

Yes, there are several hotels and apartments available for visitors near Agios Andreas beach.

Is there any parking available at Agios Andreas beach?

Yes, there is a parking area available for visitors at Agios Andreas beach.

Is there any restaurant or cafe available at Agios Andreas beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes available for visitors near Agios Andreas beach.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The beach water colour is deep blue and blue.

What type of sand can be found on the beach?

The beach has fine pebbles and rocks in places.

What is the water depth like at the beach?

The beach water depth is normal.

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

The beach sea surface is usually calm.

What is the crowd level like at the beach?

The beach crowds are normal.

What facilities are available at the beach?

The beach offers accommodation options, food/water nearby, umbrellas/beds, sports, lifeguard, showers, and a Blue Flag.

How can the beach be accessed?

The beach can be accessed through bus services and a paved road.

What other information should I know about the beach?

The beach is nudism friendly, ideal for snorkeling/spearfishing, has tree shade and rock shade.

Beach facilities

  • Accommodation options
  • Food / water nearby
  • Umbrellas / beds
  • Sports
  • Lifeguard
  • Showers
  • Blue Flag


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Fine Pebbles
  • Rocks in places

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Deep blue
  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Tree Shade
  • Rock shade

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