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Itanos beaches

About Itanos beaches

Itanos is located 96km east of Agios Nikolaos and 26km east of Sitia, just north of the famous palm forest of Vai. The name is taken after the ancient city Itanos, sited in the area. Next to the archaeological site of Itanos, there are the three consecutive days of Erimoupolis (a second name of the region). Thus, you can combine your visit to the archaeological site with a dive in the cool waters. It is noteworthy to tell that part of the ancient Itanos has been identified underwater. Thus, a unique experience is to snorkel above the ruins.

To get here you have to drive to the archaeological site and park there. From there, very short trails lead to the local beaches. The first beach is located on the south of the small fort that was once located at the tip of a small peninsula and is accessed via the path that runs beside it. The beach, like all others, is not organized and is very quiet. It has whitish sand and nice calm waters. The scenery is beautiful, especially because there are a few scattered palm trees around where you can find shade. In front of the parking lot of Itanos, you’ll meet the second beach of Erimoupolis. The beach is sandy and has rocks in several places. It is ideal for snorkelling and there are several trees around. The most beautiful beach, however, is well hidden behind the hill north of the parking area. It is the longest beach and has amazing turquoise waters and fine sand. It is not organized but has now become quite well known to visitors.




What are the top activities to do at Itanos beaches?

There are plenty of activities to do at Itanos beaches, including swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and exploring the nearby caves and rock formations.

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Itanos beaches?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes located near Itanos beaches, offering a variety of local and international cuisine.

What is the best time to visit Itanos beaches?

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

Are there any hiking trails near Itanos beaches?

Yes, there are several hiking trails located near Itanos beaches, offering stunning views of the coastline and surrounding mountains.

Can I rent beach equipment at Itanos beaches?

Yes, there are several rental shops located near Itanos beaches, offering beach chairs, umbrellas, and other equipment for rent.

Are there any water sports available at Itanos beaches?

Yes, there are several water sports available at Itanos beaches, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and windsurfing.

Is Itanos beaches suitable for families with children?

Yes, Itanos beaches are suitable for families with children, as the water is shallow and calm, and there are several playgrounds and activities available for kids.

What is the water colour of the beach?

The water colour of the beach is turquoise and 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 surface of the sea at the beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the beach?

The beach has a normal crowd.

What facilities are available at the beach?

There are no facilities available at the beach.

What is the access to the beach like?

The beach can be accessed via a paved road.

What other information should I know about the beach?

The beach is nudism friendly and has palm trees. It is also ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing, and there is tree shade available.

Beach facilities


  • Normal

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Sand

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Turquoise
  • Blue


  • Paved road

Other information

  • Nudism friendly
  • Palm trees
  • Ideal for snorkeling / spearfishing
  • Tree Shade

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