One of the town beaches of Agios Nikolaos, this is lovely Kitroplateia Beach.
We love this beach for its view, and because it is really close to town. This beach is around from the main harbour and before the marina. Just keep walking to your right from the harbour and you can't miss it.
After wandering around Agios Nikolaos and taking in a morning's sightseeing, gazing over Lake Voulismeni, it is lovely to come to this clean, sandy beach and relax.
Swimming is good and there are chairs and showers. This beach has Blue Flag status, as do all of Agios Nikolaos's municipal beaches, which means it is clean, environmentally responsible and has good facilities.
We love lying on this beach gazing across the Mirabello Bay to the Sitia mountains, which take on different colours at different times of the day, and snoozing the afternoon away. What more could a hard working travelling beachgoer want?
'Xryssofilo' and 'Thalassa' are traditional tavernas serving mezedes nearby.
The local marina, run by the municipality, a modern full-service marina with 255 berths, is just around the corner.
See you in the water!
Nearby the Palazzo Apartments overlook the bay and the beach, and there are lots of shops and cafés here too. These modern, beautifully decorated apartments are fully equipped for self catering and make a good base for exploring eastern Crete.
Also convenient to this beach is the small family-run Sgouros Hotel which is good value for money for the wonderful seaside location, has free parking and is only small with personalised service. A really handy location for exploring the town.
In this region, explore the mountains and beaches including the Dikti Mountains with caves and the Lasithi Plateau, and villages such as Kritsa with their revolutionary history. Beaches nearby include those at Elounda and the island of Spinalonga (left) is famous or infamous for its unique history as a leper colony.
This beach is 142 km from Rethymnon town, along the northern national road.
Chania town is 200 km from this beach, also home to Chania airport.
See the location of this beach in Crete on the map below...