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Kitroplatia beach

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Kitroplatia is located 200m west of the picturesque Lake Voulismeni, in the heart of the city Agios Nikolaos. There is a small stone-paved square which hosts some of the finest taverns in the city. In front of the big tamarisk trees of the square, there is a small beach with sand and pebbles in places. Here you will find umbrellas and showers. Next to it, there are many options for accommodation, food and drink. It is a perfect choice for children and anyone looking for a beautiful and clean beach, close to all amenities of a city.

From Kitroplatia starts a coastal stone-paved walkway leading south to the marina of Agios Nikolaos, where you’ll meet the beach Ammos. It is worth walking along this and admiring the endless views of the bay of Mirabello. Similarly, on the opposite side of Kitroplatia, the street of Akti Pangalou runs along the coast, on a circular route, and leads to the commercial port of Agios Nikolaos and to Lake Voulismeni. At the westernmost point on the road, in a small square, you’ll see the modern sculpture of the brothers Soteriades depicting the Horn of Amalthea (the goat who nourished the infant Zeus), a global symbol of abundance. Moreover, next to the port there is the tiny tranquil pebbly beach of Akti Themistocles Street. The beach is called Europa, after the modern statue depicting the Rape of Europa.

Kitroplatia means citron square in Greek and is named after the commerce of citron, which flourished in Agios Nikolaos during the last century. On the beach there was a citron market and, due to the depth of the sea, the boats could load with citron when the city had no port. Unfortunately, the cultivation of citron, the “median apples” of abundance and fertility, has stopped and only the graphic name of the square is reminiscent of the old times.



What is the location of Kitroplatia beach?

Kitroplatia beach is located in the town of Agios Nikolaos, on the island of Crete, Greece.

Is Kitroplatia beach suitable for families with children?

Yes, Kitroplatia beach is suitable for families with children as the water is shallow and calm, and there are lifeguards on duty during the summer months.

Are there any water sports activities available at Kitroplatia beach?

Yes, visitors can enjoy various water sports activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, and paddleboarding at Kitroplatia beach.

Is there a promenade or boardwalk near Kitroplatia beach?

Yes, there is a promenade near Kitroplatia beach where visitors can find restaurants, cafes, and shops.

What is the best time to visit Kitroplatia beach?

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

Is there a parking area near Kitroplatia beach?

Yes, there is a parking area near Kitroplatia beach where visitors can park their cars for a fee.

Are there any nearby attractions to visit while at Kitroplatia beach?

Yes, visitors can visit the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, the Lake Voulismeni, and the Spinalonga Island while at Kitroplatia 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 fine pebbles.

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.

Is the beach crowded?

Yes, the beach is a crowded place.

What facilities are available at the beach?

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

How can I access the beach?

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

Is there any tree shade available at the beach?

Yes, there is tree shade available at the beach.

Beach facilities

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


  • Crowded place

Water depths

  • Normal

Beach sand type

  • Fine Pebbles

Sea surface

  • Usually calm

Water colour

  • Blue


  • Bus services

Other information

  • Tree Shade

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