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The Kapsas Monastery, an ancient religious site, is situated 37km southwest of Sitia and 32km east of Ierapetra, nestled between Makrigialos and Goudouras. It is perched on the cliffs close to the mouth of the majestic Pervolakia Gorge. The monastery can be accessed via the paved road connecting Makrigialos and Goudouras, with infrequent bus services also available from Ierapetra.

A secluded beach, characterized by its crystal-clear blue waters and large round pebbles, lies at the exit of the canyon. Despite its proximity to the road, the beach is isolated, offering the shade of several tamarisk trees. However, nudism is not allowed, and any attempt may invite trouble from the monks. The unique charm of this location lies in swimming amid the raw Cretan landscape, with its rugged rocks and caves.

Originating from the 13th century, the monastery was initially established by hermits, only to be ravaged by pirates in 1471. It was later reclaimed by the locals, including a certain Giovanni Capsas. Presently, it operates under the aegis of the Toplou Monastery and is devoted to the “Beheading of John the Baptist”, with celebrations held every year on August 29th. Legend has it that the holy man Iosif Georgoulakis, also known as Gerontogiannis, who was believed to perform miracles, once resided in a cave near the monastery.

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Most frequent asked questions

What activities can I do at Kapsas beach?

There are various activities you can do at Kapsas beach such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and fishing.

Is Kapsas beach suitable for families with children?

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

Are there any restaurants or cafes near Kapsas beach?

Yes, there are several restaurants and cafes near Kapsas beach where you can enjoy local cuisine and drinks.

Can I rent beach equipment at Kapsas beach?

Unfortunately, there are no rental services for beach equipment at Kapsas beach. It is recommended to bring your own equipment.

Is Kapsas beach accessible for people with disabilities?

Unfortunately, Kapsas beach is not accessible for people with disabilities as there are no special facilities or infrastructure.

Are there any hiking trails near Kapsas beach?

Yes, there are several hiking trails near Kapsas beach that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Is it safe to swim at Kapsas beach?

Yes, it is safe to swim at Kapsas beach as the water is clear and calm. However, it is always recommended to be cautious and aware of any potential hazards.

What is the water colour of the Kapsas beach?

The water colour of the Kapsas beach is blue.

What type of sand is found on the Kapsas beach?

The Kapsas beach has pebbles as its sand type.

How deep is the water at the Kapsas beach?

The water at the Kapsas beach is deep.

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

The surface of the sea at the Kapsas beach is usually calm.

What is the crowd like at the Kapsas beach?

The Kapsas beach crowds are quiet.

What facilities are available at the Kapsas beach?

There are no facilities available at the Kapsas beach.

What is the access to the Kapsas beach like?

The Kapsas beach is accessible via a paved road.

What other information is available about the Kapsas beach?

The Kapsas beach is ideal for snorkeling and spearfishing, and there is tree shade available.

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