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Agios Isidoros beach

  • Agios Isidoros beach


Agios Isidoros is located at the northeasternmost tip of Crete, 32km east of Sitia and 99km east of Agios Nikolaos. It is situated at the northernmost point of Cape Sidero, in the territory of the Military Naval Station in Kyriamadi. The surrounding area is characterized by a unique landscape of wild beauty, which was shaped by the effect of salt and winds.

The secret beach of Agios Isidoros is located below the church and the lighthouse of Saint Isidore, which gives its name to Cape Sidero. The church is built next to the ruins of an older temple (14 century), that might have operated as a convent. Moreover, submarine ruins of a 4th-century temple have been identified. It is a small beach with sand and some rocks in places. It is an enclosed semicircular cove, protected by rocks that create a narrow strip of sea. It is ideal for isolation and for fishing as the area is rich in fish.

Access is not allowed from the coast, as this is a naval base; you can visit Saint Isidore only on its feast day (February 4). Hundreds of visitors arrive then, not only in order to follow their religious feelings but also in order to gather the delicious local wild artichoke. You can then combine your visit with a daily excursion to Vai palm grove and Toplou Monastery.



Agios Isidoros beach FAQ

1. Is Agios Isidoros beach suitable for swimming?

Yes, the beach is suitable for swimming. The water is clear and calm, making it perfect for swimming.

2. Are there any water sports activities available at Agios Isidoros beach?

Yes, there are several water sports activities available at the beach, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boat rides.

3. Is there a lifeguard on duty at Agios Isidoros beach?

Yes, there is a lifeguard on duty during the peak season.

4. Are there any restaurants or cafes near Agios Isidoros beach?

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

5. Is Agios Isidoros beach family-friendly?

Yes, the beach is family-friendly. There are several activities for children, and the water is shallow and safe for them to swim in.

6. Is there a parking area near Agios Isidoros beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near the beach where you can park your car.

7. Is Agios Isidoros beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Yes, the beach is accessible for people with disabilities. There are ramps and other facilities to make it easier for them to access the beach.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the beach?

The beach has sand.

What is the water depth of the beach?

The water depth of the beach is normal.

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

The sea surface at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

How can the beach be accessed?

The beach can be accessed by boat.

What other information is available about the beach?

The beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing.

Beach facilities


  • Quiet

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Boat

Other information

  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing

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